While I have warned in my blogs of becoming as arrogant and presumptuous as these athletes put on before their fights, I wanted to write this blog to highlight something of importance regarding one's maturation in any fighting system: fellowship of martial arts, or martial artists. Proper fellowship is essential if you want to learn… Continue reading Fellowship of Martial Arts
I once met a man who had a black-belt in Taekwondo. He had studied other martial arts in his home country; and after coming to the United States, he got drawn into a taekwondo school that was popular in his community. While he wasn't totally satisfied with the training that he was receiving, believing it… Continue reading How Does Wing Chun Work With Taekwondo? Are They Compatible?
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 kwoon, do… Continue reading Can One Learn a No-belt Martial Art System & Be Good?
As with any business, the military is made up of many different positions, each important to the over-all team and mission(s) objective(s). In order for any mission to succeed, every individual in every team (and the teams involved in the mission) must do their part. There are those who specialize in various computer technologies, some… Continue reading Wing Chun & The Military Discussion
When you think of martial arts and self-defense, do you think of the same thing, or does some other image come to mind? I ask that question for a reason: Everyone comes to train for different reasons. Understanding your perspective on this is a good beginning; one that helps you make a wise decision on… Continue reading What Is Your Self-defense Training Truly Preparing You For?