Category Archives: fighting

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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Why Martial Arts Forms Aren’t Useless

On many levels, Bruce Lee is an idol of mine. Why? Because he refused to follow blindly. He knew a true martial artist should question the way things are done, and from there come up with their own way. However, … 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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Humility, Thomas Carlyle and the Martial Arts

Lately I’ve been thinking about attending my wing chun class again for at least one lesson per week. That got me thinking about one of the most important lessons martial arts ever taught me: humility. As always, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Wing Chun Won’t Work in the Ring

What? Can you believe that subject line? Coming from ME??? Well, it is true. It is my opinion that the reason you will never see a true representative of wing chun in the ring is simply this: we don’t train … Continue reading

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Developing Wing Chun Punching Speed

I am still reading THE ART OF EXPRESSING THE HUMAN BODY. One subject I keep dwelling on is how Bruce Lee developed his punching speed. In the book, John Little quotes Lee’s student Dan Inosanto. Dan says that Bruce would … Continue reading

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My Own Martial Arts Ebook!

As of yesterday I started composing my own martial arts ebook. This is is not a “how to” on wing chun kung fu. (I don’t even know the whole system, so how could I write a book on it?) In … Continue reading

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