As I sit and watch the wave of violence sweep our nation, I have been reminded of some very important principles of Wing Chun Kung Fu (Kung Fu, here, translated "a way of life") that date back to its very founder, Ng Mui. These principles are what led me to write this blog: Making a… Continue reading Making a Traditional Martial Art Relevant Today
"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?
As we continue our special series on what to expect as we come out of this COVID shelter in place or quarantine, I want to highlight another one of the psychological conditions I introduced you to in my first blog. Depression. As with anxiety, depression is something most of us experience at one point or… Continue reading Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness
In my last blog I gave pointers on how to deal with several psychological dispositions that could occur after prolonged shelter in place or quarantine and do occur at varying levels in every person's lifetime. In this one I want to do something a bit different. I want to get back to our situational awareness… Continue reading Recognizing Anxiety in Others: Situational Awareness
Well, it's starting to happen: state governors are starting to implement plans to return society to normal, at least they hope. It is a well studied fact that when people interrupt their normal lives to "social distance" or "shelter in place" that there can be psychological effects. . . from fear and anxiety, depression and… Continue reading Coming Out of Quarantine