Category Archives: confidence

Resisting the Pull of Negativity and Drama

Just the other day I posted something on Facebook about how writing out my wing chun training program made me realize that I was learning how to focus like a laser on what is important and what is not. It … Continue reading

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The Positive Side of Bullying

I came up with the title of this article to make people do a double-take. What??? How can he say there is something POSITIVE about bullying? Well, let me clarify what I mean by saying I am drawing the content … 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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Random Idea for the Future of My Wing Chun

I don’t know what got me thinking about this the morning after Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because of a blow-up that almost got out of hand at my house yesterday, a situation with a loudmouth that could have easily gotten physical. … Continue reading

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Look at Me…the Latest LEVEL ONE SELLER on Fiverr.com!!!

I was looking at my account on Fiverr, and it seemed like I’d met all the goals you needed to go from newbie to level 1 seller. I decided to write to customer support and ask what was up. The … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Phrasing (“Self-Defense” vs. “Martial Art”)

Some of you who read this blog on a regular basis know that I started wing chun back in 1995. This was shortly after I started attending college. I was 19 years old…and a walking hormone. My college had a … Continue reading

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Fighting Adversity

A short video I made about keeping your head up when everyone around you seems to want to beat you down. In short: don’t let them do it!!!

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