Category Archives: butterfly swords

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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Chum Kiu

Recently I filmed myself doing the wing chun kung fu form known as chum kiu. Loosely translated, this means “seeking the bridge” because this is where you start to pivot, step and use your entire body. In the first form, … Continue reading

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