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Is the Wing Chun Long Pole Training Still Practical Today?

In my last blog I shared a question from someone asking about the origins of the Luk Dim Boon Kwan (i.e., six and a half point pole, or “long pole” in the United States) training in Wing Chun and if that training was still practical today: “Sifu, I was watching one of the Ip Man movies,… Continue reading Is the Wing Chun Long Pole Training Still Practical Today?

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Where Did Wing Chun’s Long Pole Training Come From?

"Sifu, I was watching one of the Ip Man movies, and was wondering where the long pole form came from. And, is it still practical way of training today?" Two excellent questions. I'll give you some insight into the first one in this blog, and will come back and write another to answer your second… Continue reading Where Did Wing Chun’s Long Pole Training Come From?

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Repetition in Martial Arts Training

I am new to martial arts training, but it seems that I keep doing a lot of the same thing over and over in class. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I guess I did expect to have something shown - you know, like - new each class. Is this normal? Because I'm… Continue reading Repetition in Martial Arts Training

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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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Should My Wing Chun Form Go Fast or Slow?

A young man wrote to me, recently, and asked the following: I used to study Wing Chun before I moved to . . . .  I noticed that you just did your Siu Nim Tao form much slower than my Sifu did. . . .   Why is that?  How fast or slow should my form… Continue reading Should My Wing Chun Form Go Fast or Slow?