In my last blog I shared a question from someone asking about the origins of the Luk Dim Boon Kwan (i.e., six and a half point pole, or “long pole” in the United States) training in Wing Chun and if that training was still practical today: “Sifu, I was watching one of the Ip Man movies,… Continue reading Is the Wing Chun Long Pole Training Still Practical Today?
"Sifu, I was watching one of the Ip Man movies, and was wondering where the long pole form came from. And, is it still practical way of training today?" Two excellent questions. I'll give you some insight into the first one in this blog, and will come back and write another to answer your second… Continue reading Where Did Wing Chun’s Long Pole Training Come From?
I am new to martial arts training, but it seems that I keep doing a lot of the same thing over and over in class. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I guess I did expect to have something shown - you know, like - new each class. Is this normal? Because I'm… Continue reading Repetition in Martial Arts Training
Imagine you're out with your friends. It can be anywhere, restaurant, movie, grocery store, . . . You're enjoying yourself. It's been a good day with people you enjoy and have enjoyed sharing the day with. Are you relaxed? Most people are in situations like that. Now, imagine a person or group of people approach… Continue reading The Responsibilities of a Martial Artist
Did you see my conversation with two guys on Facebook about gun control? I had posted a sarcastic comment saying something like: Good idea! Let's experiment with gun control in a localized area first, say like Chicago! Well, that set off a couple of people. (I guess they don't know sarcasm when they see it.) … Continue reading Right to Bear Arms: Empowering Yourself to Life!