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Wing Chun: Chum Kiu and 10 Minute Trainer

For reasons I don’t care to go into, last night was my first night home in a week. All I wanted to do was cuddle up to my wife and go to sleep, but I had an inner voice nagging … Continue reading

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10 Minute Trainer: Yoga Flex-Day 3 and New Blog Approach

Last night I had only one workout to do: Yoga Flex. In my opinion, it isn’t 100% accurate to call this a yoga routine. Yoga is more about patience and meditation; this is more like a 10 minute stretch. Still, … 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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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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