Category Archives: body mechanics

Further Wing Chun Training

I got curious as to what my Sifu thought would elevate my Wing Chun to the next level, so I asked him via Facebook. This is the laundry list of what he said to me: 1) Reflex practice in drills … Continue reading

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Monday Wing Chun Training

All right, folks. Yesterday I uploaded my ENTIRE weekly training schedule, with the promise that I would break it down and explain it further. So here we go. Are you ready? Some of you who have read my blog in … Continue reading

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10 Minute Trainer: Cardio-Core Cardio-Day 2

Some of you may think my fingers stuttered when I made the title of this post. Cardio and Core Cardio? What’s the difference? Well, first of all Core Cardio comes only with the Deluxe edition of 10 Minute Trainer. Second, … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Good Place for Discipline, Bad Place for Ego

I went to my wing chun class for the first time in ages yesterday. Sifu had me run through the wooden dummy form in its entirety, then told me to go through it slowly, section by section. We didn’t wind … Continue reading

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Further Fitness Research for My Wing Chun

Ever since I reopened the John Little book THE ART OF EXPRESSING THE HUMAN BODY, I’ve been doing nothing but study up on this concept of functional fitness. The way I see it, these are the most important things for … Continue reading

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Functional Fitness

The other day I started to read a book about Bruce Lee’s training methods called THE ART OF EXPRESSING THE HUMAN BODY. It got me thinking: have I been on the wrong path all along here? Rather than go by … Continue reading

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Focus Techniques in Wing Chun

As I said in yesterday’s post, I’m really working on the second form (chum kiu). From what I understand of the style so far, the majority of the system is contained in that and the first form, known as sil … Continue reading

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