How To Project Your Energy To Your Wrist In Wing Chun And Other Martial Arts

While this kung fu technique I am going to share with you applies to Wing Chun it can also apply to any martial art.

Because the ability to channel energy throughout the body is universal.

It’s not just a Wing chun thing or Tai Chi thing. It can apply to Karate, Jujitsu, Akido or any martial art

Generally speaking, if you are training your martial art without understanding how to project your energy correctly you won’t be able to handle bigger stronger opponents.

What I mean by this is: It doesn’t matter how strong you are. Muscles are only good for doing the job they where created to do. We practice Kung Fu so that we don’t have to worry about someone being stronger than us. [Read more…]

Why Doesn’t My Wrist Lock Work?


wrist_lock_Kung_fuThe first time I seen a wrist lock applied on a person I was in awe at how a simple move could cause so much pain to a person. When I first learned how to do wrist lock I couldn’t actually get the technique down.

The first wrist lock I learned was a reverse wrist lock. I remember the look on my partner’s face as I struggled to apply the lock.  My sifu came over grabbed the guys arm and in a half a second if not shorter the lock was applied and he was kneeling in pain.

So I again tried to apply the lock and again I struggled to get my partner to budge.  He was resisting my lock. Over the next few years sometimes I could get the lock sometimes I couldn’t. It was because of that, I decided to apply one of Bruce Lee’s philosophy’s..

Specifically: Use what works and discard what doesn’t [Read more…]

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Why Wing Chun Is Broken And How You Can Fix It

Wing Chun really is an amazing martial art. There are many different families of Wing Chun. A long time ago my Sifu said to me that lot’s of Wing Chun schools got it wrong. They focus to heavily on the external side of the martial art.

He was not talking about Wing Chun lineages. He wasn’t talking about anyone in particular he was just saying in general. To be honest with you I didn’t believe him. I simply thought he was running a business and didn’t want me to stray from his teachings.

Over the next 20 years in my travels I visited different schools and played with many different people. From different skill levels to even different styles of martial arts.

The same story occurred over and over again. I would end up playing someone who was very external , very strong and not really able to bend and blend or like my Sifu likes to say B.A.B.E ( Bend And Blend Energy).

Many times the problem was they simply were not projecting their energy correctly. A common mistake is rather than sending the energy from the shoulders to the the elbow then the wrist. Their wasn’t any energy projection at all.

I found this to be true from the East coast to the West Coast. Part of me didn’t want to believe my Sifu. He himself told me there were others who trained the internal side of martial arts. After all he didn’t learn it all on his own. He had his own teachers. After some years I realized that he wasn’t just saying people didn’t understand the internal aspect of Wing Chun to keep me as a student. He was simply speaking truth from his own personal experience. Which I discovered the same thing on my own journey.

So back to the title of this blog post… [Read more…]

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