Earlier today I released a blog as an introduction into some of the principles embraced and exercised in kung fu. (If you've not read that blog, I encourage you to do so.) It highlighted a key component to kung fu that a practitioner taps into: the created self has an integrity to it that must… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle
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!
Depression is an extremely complex disease. While no one knows exactly what causes it, a variety of situations have been tied to those suffering from it. Here are a few examples: Past (or current) physical, emotional or mental abuse; Some medications (i.e., drugs), such as isotretinoin (used to treat acne), the antiviral drug interferon-alpha, and corticosteroids; Personal… Continue reading Eliminating Depression Through Kung Fu Training
I've mentioned my friend's blog in previous blogs, but I have to mention him again. He's written a new blog, that I think speaks well of a topic we've covered here on my blog-site. I encourage you to read his blog by clicking here. If you've followed my blogs, you know what I'm talking about… Continue reading Learning, Then Mastering, Real Kung Fu
As a Wing Chun instructor at the Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy (in Terre Haute, Indiana), I receive a lot of questions and comments about what fighting is and is not. Some of these people have a background in a sports-related style of fighting; while, others have no background at all. What I'd like to… Continue reading Being Physically Fit for Combat
If you're like me, you're busy. I own two businesses, have a wife and four kids, a few grand-kids, even, and am constantly required to respond to outside parties and situations. Finding the time to do much besides re-actively responding to life's demands can be difficult, but there has to be proactive time to develop,… Continue reading Adult Self Defense Considerations
(This article is long, but well worth the read. It covers some important issues that may keep you and those you love safe - even alive...) In today's world, the perspectives surrounding "martial arts" and "self defense" are changing. Well, to be honest, they've been changing for years. And, these changes are not positive. So,… Continue reading Toughing Up Softies – Wisely!