Relaxation. Fluidity. Continuity.
3 simple terms, tips, aims. Any one of these in Wing Chun are a massive bonus, however put them together and they work like magic.
Take this out of martial arts, and insert into your life. How many times have you heard that stress is a killer? Stress kills 120,000 people / year in America alone as a direct result of work-related stress. Stress causes disease (or dis-ease), can weaken the immune system and cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart disease.
What’s the opposite of stress? Relaxation.
Rigidity doesn’t move, break, or change. When an external force is applied, it retains it’s shape. In other words, it stays the same. Ever heard of the book by Spencer Johnson called “Who Moved My Cheese?” Change is the only constant, and we must adapt – what happened to United Video? They were offered to join up with Netflix however didn’t think anyone would want to watch tv on their computers. Fluidity is the ability to move & flow. A car engine without fluidity becomes rigid (ie doesn’t go!).
Continuity is just that – continuous. Never ending. What’s the opposite of this? Stopped, broken, unsteady, intermittent, interrupted, wobbly, discontinuous – ending.
Lessons from martial arts ALWAYS apply to life – it just takes time to see HOW.