Florida, kung fu, self defense, Terre Haute

Making a Move!

While some of my readers may already be aware, other are not, so I am making an announcement here:  I have been called to work in Florida.  Yes.  That means the the Academy in Terre Haute, Indiana will not be teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu anymore; however, Sifu Ellington, Sr. is still there teaching his… Continue reading Making a Move!

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Metacognition Principle (Part 2)

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 Metacognition Principle (Part 2)

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Metacognition Principle

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 Metacognition Principle

combat, kung fu, law enforcement, martial arts, military, self defense, sports, Terre Haute

A Failure to Adapt: Part 2

As a martial arts instructor I meet all kinds of people, and get challenged often.  While most of these challenges are from people wanting to intellectualize something or judge someone else (i.e., me) without confrontation, they present interesting lessons on life.  A week or so ago, I shared one such story under the heading A… Continue reading A Failure to Adapt: Part 2

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Flow State

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

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Responding to a Confrontation in Public & Protecting Friends

Have you ever been out with your friends and have one of your friends get irritated with someone and instigate a confrontation with someone else?  I know I have, and so has this person, who wrote to me this question: Sifu, how should I respond when I'm out and a friend of mine instigates a… Continue reading Responding to a Confrontation in Public & Protecting Friends

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They Attacked My Daughter, and There Was Nothing I Could Do!

One of the hardest things to accept as a martial artist is the reality that no matter how much one trains one cannot protect everyone they love all of the time.  To make matters worse, everyone you love will not be interested in self-defense training.  For example, my daughter was at the pre-game parties for… Continue reading They Attacked My Daughter, and There Was Nothing I Could Do!