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?
I remember, as a young man, being gung-ho to achieve the world. Everything I started I went 100+ miles per hour. The problem was that every time I failed (or fell short of my expectations) I would speed up, try harder, and get frustrated. I never quit. I was too hardheaded for that. But, it… Continue reading Having the Right Pace to Succeed in Life
I remember that, as a child, I would get real excited when given the opportunity to "play" in a sport that I wanted. I'd go to practice and really "leave it all out there". The problem was I'd get tired, make mistakes and begin to question my ability - when my natural talent couldn't compensate… Continue reading Consistency is Better Than Binging
The Chinese have an old saying that goes, "If it's not practical, it's no good!" It is applied to all aspects of life not just martial arts (i.e., 武術; wǔshù). There are a lot of cultural reasons for this; ones that any student would benefit to learn. I can tell you, from my own experiences, that… Continue reading If It’s Not Practical It’s No Good!
Every so often we get asked a question along this line: Jason, I've never taken kung fu, but have always been interested. How long does it take to get good at it, to master it? The long and short of it is this: It depends on your goals and how much time and effort you… Continue reading How Much Time Will It Take to Master Kung Fu?
Did you know that some 99.91% of people by January 30 have, on average, given up on their New Year's resolutions? It's true that the New Year's Eve parties feel far behind us, and some may not even remember all of the details of that night. But, does that really change any of the reasons… Continue reading Key Habits That Lead To Success in Kung Fu & Reaching Your Goals