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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!

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

If you've ever spent time learning kung fu you quickly come to realize that the movements aren't dependent on a single portion of the body and its muscles; for example, we don't throw a punch with tension, utilizing specific muscles from the shoulder and/or arm only.  It is a mindful, whole body motion that utilizes… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

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Self Defense in the Wabash Valley – Really!

A Terre Haute, Indiana man recently inquired about self-defense lessons in the Wabash Valley, commenting: Most of the schools around here seem to cater to children or sports.  I want something I can use if I'm attacked with my kids or wife. Do you guys offer that? The short answer to that question is: Yes. … Continue reading Self Defense in the Wabash Valley – Really!

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World Wushu – KungFu Day

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

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A Failure to Adapt

I, recently, met a young man, about thirty years of age, who had everything (and to everyone) in the world to brag about his Jiu Jitsu accomplishments against wrestlers, judo practitioners, and other Jiu Jitsu practitioners.  He went on and on about this and that rolling competition he'd been in and how he'd won all… Continue reading A Failure to Adapt

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Avoiding the “What If” Question: Learn to Ask Your Kung Fu Sifu Good Questions

In today's world people want instant gratification, or stimulation, . . . . .  Anyway, it leads to many kung fu sifus (i.e., teachers or instructors) getting asked, "What if. . . ." questions, like "What if someone tries to take you to the ground?" or "What if someone throws this or that type of… Continue reading Avoiding the “What If” Question: Learn to Ask Your Kung Fu Sifu Good Questions

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What is Chi Sau?

Someone asks: I've heard that Wing Chun practitioners practice something called chi sau.  What is that?  What is it good for? Chi Sau (also spelled chi sao) literally translates as "sticky hands".  It's traditionally been termed this due to the connected bridge which begins the exercise's rolling hands (poon sau).  It's also been identified (or… Continue reading What is Chi Sau?