Monthly Archives: August 2020

What is a Sifu Anyway?

Shifu (simplified Chinese: 师傅 or 师父; traditional Chinese: 師傅 or 師父; pinyin: shīfu), or sifu in Cantonese is a title for and role of a skillful person or a master. The character 師/师 means “skilled person” or “teacher”, while the meaning of 傅 is “tutor” and the meaning of 父 … Continue reading

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Relaxation. Fluidity. Continuity.

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 … Continue reading

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Stylish Family Character Home

  Stylish Family Character Home – on 965m2 – 73 Golf Road, Paraparaumu Beach Combine 1960s character with clean modern lines, a sparkling new kitchen and bathrooms, new floor coverings and fresh neutral paint throughout and you have the best … Continue reading

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Someone Having a Rough Time?

We might not be able to be there in person as much as normal with these strange times, however we can be there in other ways. Be nice for no reason, appreciate you never know what’s happening in someone’s life, … Continue reading

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Practical vs Theory

Practical vs Theory (Martial Arts & Business) In my opinion, there’s a sweet spot between too much theory and too much practical, which is what I refer to as “applied“. Too much theory will get run over in a confrontation, … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Joy Gap?

After making a massive amount of mistakes in previous relationships, meeting Bridget motivated me to look at myself (and relationships in general) and try to figure out what’s gone wrong in the past, what has worked, and try to unravel … Continue reading

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Laughter a Cure for Depression?

“Laughter is, and will always be, the best form of therapy.” – Dau Voire Depression: Getting Through Depression is a real problem, with an estimate of 15% of the population from high income countries (compared to 11% of low / … Continue reading

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Learn From Everyone You Meet

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye No matter who you meet – this quote is a great one to remember. Having started my own martial arts journey in 1991, and taught since 2005, I’ve … Continue reading

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Respect Isn’t That Hard

(I originally posted this on a Wing Chun Kung Fu Facebook forum – it wasn’t aimed at me) I find it interesting that someone can post how they do their training and they get criticised – I’ve learnt Wing Chun … Continue reading

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Risk Management vs Risk Avoidance

Risk Management vs Risk Avoidance – when it comes to martial arts, this is my take. Risk management is the actual assessment of the situation (eg taking note of your surroundings, being aware of other potential problems as well as … Continue reading

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