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Active Listening Self Defense Training

Have you ever been discussing something with a friend and catch yourself drifting off?  They say something you either agree or disagree with, and your mind begins to respond to their comment; in the meantime, you fail to capture everything they're saying.  Sure.  We're all guilty of that.  (Husbands, reportedly, more so than wives. lol)… Continue reading Active Listening Self Defense Training

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What is Chi Sau?

Someone asks: I've heard that Wing Chun practitioners practice something called chi sau.  What is that?  What is it good for? Chi Sau (also spelled chi sao) literally translates as "sticky hands".  It's traditionally been termed this due to the connected bridge which begins the exercise's rolling hands (poon sau).  It's also been identified (or… Continue reading What is Chi Sau?

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Should My Wing Chun Form Go Fast or Slow?

A young man wrote to me, recently, and asked the following: I used to study Wing Chun before I moved to . . . .  I noticed that you just did your Siu Nim Tao form much slower than my Sifu did. . . .   Why is that?  How fast or slow should my form… Continue reading Should My Wing Chun Form Go Fast or Slow?

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Learning, Then Mastering, Real Kung Fu

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

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What’s More Important: Learning Sensitivity or Controlling Pressure?

As a Wing Chun practitioner (for over twenty years), I've heard the debates over which is (more) important: learning to become more sensitive to your opponent's force or controlling pressure (either from yourself or others).  In this blog, I thought I'd touch on this subject, as I've matured to understand it. When I started in… Continue reading What’s More Important: Learning Sensitivity or Controlling Pressure?