Sifu Yost, I noticed that there are different ways people do Siu Nim Tao [the first empty-hand form in Wing Chun, for those of you who don't know what this guy's talking about], and was curious which way is the correct one? Well, one reason you're seeing different ways to perform the first empty-hand form… Continue reading Which Wing Chun Form is the Correct One?
In many of the Western-world's countries, martial arts have been diluted even redefined as a sports competition. The once combat martial art has been reduced to a useful lesson or two in how to fight within a set of sports-orientated rules in the minds of many. This leads to questions, debates, and other issues with… Continue reading How Does Wing Chun Kung Fu Deal With Ground Fighters?
Earlier today I released a blog highlighting some of the dangers associated with "mixed martial arts" (a term I hate to describe it) has promoted in our societies. Here's another: The dilution of true combat martial art systems as taught to practitioners across the world. You see: What happens is someone goes to several fighting… Continue reading Jiu Jitsu Federation of Guanabarais Requires a Black Belt to Teach
I'm old enough to remember a time when the term "martial arts" meant someone was learning a system to help them survive the worst of combat conditions. I'm, also, old enough to have seen that change. Today, depending on who you ask, the term "martial arts" means different things, but it's not always been that… Continue reading What “Mixed Martial Arts” Has Become is a Danger to Our Society
I remember, as a child, many things. Two things that stood out (as it pertains to this article) were: (1) fighting wasn't an option, at some point one had to do it; and (2) I wanted to learn kung-fu to help me fight and win. During that time there were serious concerns as to whether… Continue reading The Problem with Martial Arts Schools Today:
I've mentioned my friend's blog in previous blogs, but I have to mention him again. He's written a new blog, that I think speaks well of a topic we've covered here on my blog-site. I encourage you to read his blog by clicking here. If you've followed my blogs, you know what I'm talking about… Continue reading Learning, Then Mastering, Real Kung Fu
Recently, I've met people who've told me another school in Terre Haute (Indiana) has "student teachers" criticizing their Sensei in front of other students during class. While these people are sharing this with me as a reasoning for their not having their children (or themselves) attend that school (a reasoning I'm not questioning in this blog) and… Continue reading Student Teachers Who Criticize Their Sensei or Sifu: