Tai Chi A Deadly Art Or Total Bull Crap You Tell Me

Learn Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan has been known by many different names. One of the more common ones is called the “Supreme Ultimate Fist“.  Tai Chi’s origins like many things lost to history is shrouded in mystery. Some things I’ve read date Tai Chi to the 1800’s others date the orgins back even further. The reality is it really is hard to date any of the martial arts because we can see instances of martial arts throughout antiquity.

Ancient Martial ArtsWhile many martial artist will tell you that their system started at such and such date or that their style originated from such and such place I believe their is a much bigger picture. I believe that martial arts has been passed down from generation to generation since the beginning of time.  Because there is so much information it’s up to you the student to study all the information and see where it leads you.

I caution you though to take everything you read with a grain of salt. Unfortunately things like ego and pride jade the truth. So you will have to look at all the data that we have available and decide for yourself what sounds true to you.  [Read more…]

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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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    One of the problems Wing Chun Practitioners have is the tend to over commit themselves when they are parrying and deflecting. This happens for a number of different reasons. One of those reasons is because people's adrenaline gets out of control. When you're training in wing chun martial arts one of the best weapons you…
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    I know you are out there looking for "the way". Maybe you're the type of person that wants to improve your martial arts. Maybe you just want to start learning martial arts. To be honest the only way you will truly find what you are looking for is to be humble. I know that you…
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    Often times martial art practitioners end up pushing energy rather than driving energy. The result is their attacks aren't as powerful as they can be and sometimes they tend to over shoot their intended target. Another problem occurs because ultimately the longer a person practices pushing energy the harder the habit is to break. I…
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