Category Archives: Martial Arts

Speak up, Stand together. Stop Bullying.

Speak up, Stand together. Stop Bullying. This post might be a week late for Pink Shirt Day, however the message never gets old. I’m personally disgusted by the amount of bullying I hear about that’s going on – both in … Continue reading

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What 3 Behavioural Changes I Recommend To Improve the World

What would the 3 things I suggest everyone learn that could improve humanity? 1) Learn to take responsibility – too many people blame, and in doing so, lose the opportunity to learn and grow 2) Remember that everyone has valid … Continue reading

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The Art of War #1

Chapter One: Laying Plans Sun Tsu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of … Continue reading

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Dragon Pole

As far back as 3000 B.C., the staff and the long pole were used in hunting as well as in battle. The staff is a stick between five and six feet in length, both ends of the same diameter. The … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously!

Don’t take yourself too seriously! Seriously 😉 People are desperate for approval – the fear of rejection often prevent us from doing what we want. Kids play and do what they feel like – that’s how they learn. When we … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Means “Hard Work”

“You cannot learn wing chun properly from watching someone else – it MUST come from within you! Your experience of success and failure (the latter especially) is essential for your development and progression; it will come from nothing else. “Reading … Continue reading

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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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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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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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