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
Let's face it. The martial arts, of any sort, involves violence. While some martial art systems claim to redirect rather than break an opponent, the ultimate goal of any of these systems is to preserve and protect one's life against something seeking to do one harm (i.e., self defense); and, redirection includes the redirection of… Continue reading Changing Perspective on Violence Through Kung Fu
Jason, I've read your blogs. Got me thinking, can someone who studies a combat martial arts, for street fighting, be any good at sports fighting? Does it translate well? This is an excellent question. It brings up several important questions, like: What are your goals and motivations in training? Are you looking to compete in… Continue reading Can Combat Martial Arts Translate into Sports Fighting?
Over the last twenty-nine years I’ve met a great number of people and families who, after investing themselves or their children in a self-defense or martial art school, decided to abandon their training. Their reasons for abandoning their training range in reasoning, including but not necessarily limited to the following: They completed the program, and… Continue reading A Once Needed Discipline No Longer Needed
I was discussing an earlier blog that I wrote with some people in Terre Haute, Indiana, when an important question came up: Can a martial art system that teaches cultural aspects associated with another country be effective in the United States? I won't repeat what I've already written in that earlier blog (which I believe… Continue reading Is Chinese Martial Arts Culture Effective in the United States?
In many of the Western-world's countries, martial arts have been diluted even redefined as a sports competition. The once combat martial art has been reduced to a useful lesson or two in how to fight within a set of sports-orientated rules in the minds of many. This leads to questions, debates, and other issues with… Continue reading How Does Wing Chun Kung Fu Deal With Ground Fighters?
I remember that, as a child, I would get real excited when given the opportunity to "play" in a sport that I wanted. I'd go to practice and really "leave it all out there". The problem was I'd get tired, make mistakes and begin to question my ability - when my natural talent couldn't compensate… Continue reading Consistency is Better Than Binging