Let's face it. The martial arts, of any sort, involves violence. While some martial art systems claim to redirect rather than break an opponent, the ultimate goal of any of these systems is to preserve and protect one's life against something seeking to do one harm (i.e., self defense); and, redirection includes the redirection of… Continue reading Changing Perspective on Violence Through Kung Fu
Every once and awhile I get questions like this from those who are looking to disprove a martial art system's effectiveness. The theory is that while the martial art system might have been great when it was first put together, it is irrelevant now due to a number of reasons. I've found that these people… Continue reading Is It True That Wing Chun Isn’t As Effective As It Once Was?
Over the last twenty-nine years I’ve met a great number of people and families who, after investing themselves or their children in a self-defense or martial art school, decided to abandon their training. Their reasons for abandoning their training range in reasoning, including but not necessarily limited to the following: They completed the program, and… Continue reading A Once Needed Discipline No Longer Needed
I remember, as a young man, being gung-ho to achieve the world. Everything I started I went 100+ miles per hour. The problem was that every time I failed (or fell short of my expectations) I would speed up, try harder, and get frustrated. I never quit. I was too hardheaded for that. But, it… Continue reading Having the Right Pace to Succeed in Life
People come to our kwoon (i.e., school or learning hall) for a number of reasons. Some want to learn self-defense; others want to learn to develop and maintain wellness; others want to learn to use their wellness; etc. This question is one that gets asked, most often, by those seeking the later. But, it's a… Continue reading How Can Wing Chun Be Practiced Outside of Combat?