I once met a man who had a black-belt in Taekwondo. He had studied other martial arts in his home country; and after coming to the United States, he got drawn into a taekwondo school that was popular in his community. While he wasn't totally satisfied with the training that he was receiving, believing it… Continue reading How Does Wing Chun Work With Taekwondo? Are They Compatible?
In this blog, I address the ego-driven person who likes to challenge everyone out of some selfish desire, and lesson them in something all mature martial artists understand.
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
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
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
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
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!