Category Archives: Martial Arts

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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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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