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
Earlier today I ran into an old friend. Years ago we left a place of employment, going, each, our own way. He went to a correctional facility, and I started my own (industrial hygiene) business. During our reunion, he brought something up that I thought would be of interest to my readers, here: You know,… Continue reading My Gun Made Me Fat!
While doing a demonstrate at an Open House event my school, the Yost Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy, hosted in Terre Haute, Indiana, a young man approached me, inquiring about the pressure point training. He wanted to know if it was really necessary to train in pressure point strikes when, in his mind, many fights… Continue reading The Difference Between Vulnerable & Pressure Points: Is This Training Necessary?
TACTICAL FIGHTING for the TACTICAL FIGHTER & EVERYDAY SELF-DEFENSE Since I moved to Terre Haute, Indiana (back in 2003), I've heard from a lot of people who were disappointed with their choices for learning self-defense (i.e., "martial arts"). They cite issues with the way the system is taught (e.g., sports orientated rather than street-orientated),… Continue reading Tactical Fighting for the Tactical Fighter & Everyday Self-defense
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:
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?
Jason, my friend just got mugged. The guys who jumped him beat him good, causing him to get stitches in the head. And, he knew martial arts! My friend says these two guys were after his wife's tablet, when they jumped him. When these guys jumped him they were wearing motorcycle helmets to protect their… Continue reading My Friend Got Mugged in Terre Haute, Indiana!