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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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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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Student Teachers Who Criticize Their Sensei or Sifu:

Recently, I've met people who've told me another school in Terre Haute (Indiana) has "student teachers" criticizing their Sensei in front of other students during class.  While these people are sharing this with me as a reasoning for their not having their children (or themselves) attend that school (a reasoning I'm not questioning in this blog) and… Continue reading Student Teachers Who Criticize Their Sensei or Sifu:

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

Finding a New Sifu (Martial Arts Instructor)

I know a local Terre Haute, Indiana business that, after its founder passed away, was run by the founder's son.  Unlike the founder of the business, the new owner had no clear ability to organize or direct the business.  He saw the business as a means to accumulate wealth - period.  What happened?  Well, after… Continue reading Finding a New Sifu (Martial Arts Instructor)