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?
In this blog, I address the ego-driven person who likes to challenge everyone out of some selfish desire, and lesson them in something all mature martial artists understand.
For those of you who follow my blogs, you're familiar with a few of my last articles outlining some principles of kung fu. For those of you who are new to my website, allow me to share links to the articles I'm talking about (in the order they were released): As we were created, so… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Flow State
There are (and have been) a lot of garbage regurgitated about kung fu, making it look like something out of a comic book rather than what it really is. While some of these practices go back many decades (e.g., the Boxers, of the Boxers Rebellion, believed that with the right training and concoction the swords… Continue reading As We were Created, so We Be!
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: