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
A young man, attending Indiana State University (here in Terre Haute, Indiana), wrote to me, recently, and asked the following: I used to study Wing Chun before I moved to Terre Haute. . . . I noticed that you just did your Siu Nim Tao form much slower than my Sifu did. . . . … Continue reading Should My Wing Chun Form Go Fast or Slow?
Sifu Yost, I noticed that there are different ways people do Siu Nim Tao [the first empty-hand form in Wing Chun, for those of you who don't know what this guy's talking about], and was curious which way is the correct one? Well, one reason you're seeing different ways to perform the first empty-hand form… Continue reading Which Wing Chun Form is the Correct One?
I shared with you a portions of an interview Steve Dickerson did of me, Jason Yost, in these blogs: PART 1 and PART 2. Now, I want to share more of that interview. Here's Part 3: SD: Do you still talk to Grandmaster Swift and Master Roberts? JY: I've not spoken to Master Roberts in a couple of… Continue reading Jason Yost Remembers Grandmasters Ip Man & Steve Swift: Part 3 of 3
I share with you a portion of an interview Steve Dickerson did of me, Jason Yost, in this blog. Now, I want to share more of that interview. Here's Part 2: SD: Do you ever miss anything about your time working with Grandmaster Swift and Master Roberts? JY: Yes, and no. I mean, there's a lot… Continue reading Jason Yost Remembers Grandmasters Ip Man & Steve Swift: Part 2 of 3
In this exclusive interview, Steve Dickerson asked me (Jason Yost) about Wing Chun Kung Fu, Grandmasters Ip Man and Steve Swift, and much more.... Here's an excerpt from that interview: JY: What would you like to know? My age? (Jason laughs) Experience? SD: Sure. That's a good place to start. JY: I'm 46. I began… Continue reading Jason Yost Remembers Grandmasters Ip Man & Steve Swift: Part 1 of 3
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?