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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Metacognition Principle

For those of you who follow my blogs, you’re familiar with a few of my last articles outlining some principles of kung fu.  For those of you who are new to my website, allow me to share links to the articles I’m talking about (in the order they were released): As we were created, so… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Metacognition Principle

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Flow State

For those of you who follow my blogs, you're familiar with a few of my last articles outlining some principles of kung fu.  For those of you who are new to my website, allow me to share links to the articles I'm talking about (in the order they were released): As we were created, so… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Flow State

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Responding to a Confrontation in Public & Protecting Friends

Have you ever been out with your friends and have one of your friends get irritated with someone and instigate a confrontation with someone else?  I know I have, and so has this person, who wrote to me this question: Sifu, how should I respond when I'm out and a friend of mine instigates a… Continue reading Responding to a Confrontation in Public & Protecting Friends

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Avoiding the “What If” Question: Learn to Ask Your Kung Fu Sifu Good Questions

In today's world people want instant gratification, or stimulation, . . . . .  Anyway, it leads to many kung fu sifus (i.e., teachers or instructors) getting asked, "What if. . . ." questions, like "What if someone tries to take you to the ground?" or "What if someone throws this or that type of… Continue reading Avoiding the “What If” Question: Learn to Ask Your Kung Fu Sifu Good Questions

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You Get Out What You Put In – Honestly!

In Wing Chun Kung Fu we have a saying that goes: Practice doesn't make perfect.  Perfect practice makes perfect.  It's something that's repeated in many disciplines, related and unrelated to the martial arts.  There's another one, though, that is less stated, understood and applied in today's world:  You get out what you - honestly -… Continue reading You Get Out What You Put In – Honestly!

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Can Combat Martial Arts Translate into Sports Fighting?

Jason, I've read your blogs. Got me thinking, can someone who studies a combat martial arts, for street fighting, be any good at sports fighting? Does it translate well? This is an excellent question.  It brings up several important questions, like: What are your goals and motivations in training?  Are you looking to compete in… Continue reading Can Combat Martial Arts Translate into Sports Fighting?

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Is It True That Wing Chun Isn’t As Effective As It Once Was?

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?