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Making a Traditional Martial Art Relevant Today

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

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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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Acclimation’s Impact on Our Ability to be Situationally Aware

Acclimation, the process or result of becoming accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions, can be a result of a conscious effort to adjust… or a subtle, unconscious act that we become aware of after the processed customization is complete.  For example, have you ever taken a walk someplace new, beautiful, and pleasant,… Continue reading Acclimation’s Impact on Our Ability to be Situationally Aware

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Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness

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

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Recognizing Anxiety 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