combat, kung fu, law enforcement, martial arts, military, self defense, Terre Haute

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

combat, energy, habits, kung fu, martial arts, military, self defense, Terre Haute, wellness

Should My Wing Chun Form Go Fast or Slow?

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?

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Which Wing Chun Form is the Correct One?

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?

kung fu, martial arts, mixed martial arts, self defense, Terre Haute

Jason Yost Remembers Grandmasters Ip Man & Steve Swift: Part 3 of 3

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

kung fu, martial arts, mixed martial arts, self defense, Terre Haute

Jason Yost Remembers Grandmasters Ip Man & Steve Swift: Part 2 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

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kung fu, martial arts, mixed martial arts, self defense, Terre Haute

Jason Yost Remembers Grandmasters Ip Man & Steve Swift: Part 1 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

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How Can Wing Chun Be Practiced Outside of Combat?

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?