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Self Defense in the Wabash Valley – Really!

A Terre Haute, Indiana man recently inquired about self-defense lessons in the Wabash Valley, commenting: Most of the schools around here seem to cater to children or sports.  I want something I can use if I'm attacked with my kids or wife. Do you guys offer that? The short answer to that question is: Yes. … Continue reading Self Defense in the Wabash Valley – Really!

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World Wushu – KungFu Day

2018 meant the start of something new, and something exciting for martial art practitioners, wushu and kung fu practitioners, as well as sports fans.  As per the resolution from the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), on August 11, 2018 people from Bucharest, Romania, Shanghi, China, even Terre Haute, Indiana celebrated the first annual World Wushu -… Continue reading World Wushu – KungFu Day

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The Amount of Flowing vs. Consolidated Force in Praying Mantis Kung Fu?

How would you relate the amount of flowing and consolidated force in Praying Mantis Kung Fu? For people with an innate skill, I would relate the two as 40:60, but most people who start (in any kung fu) do not have that kind of natural skill, and the condition of their forms and applications (of… Continue reading The Amount of Flowing vs. Consolidated Force in Praying Mantis Kung Fu?

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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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Praying Mantis Kung Fu for Real Self Defense in the Wabash Valley, Indiana

In addition to Wing Chun, the Yost Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy offers course studies in other martial art systems.  In this blog I’ll discuss one of these other systems and answer some commonly asked questions regarding it: For years the people of Terre Haute, Indiana, in fact all of the Wabash Valley, have been… Continue reading Praying Mantis Kung Fu for Real Self Defense in the Wabash Valley, Indiana

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Can One Learn a No-belt Martial Art System & Be Good?

Yes.  It's true.  Someone asked me this question.  They grew up learning a system of fighting that promoted one - based on the time they spent in class - through a program that marked one's progress with colored belts.  Consequently, they were shocked to hear that we, at the Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy, do… Continue reading Can One Learn a No-belt Martial Art System & Be Good?