There comes a time when you simply can’t keep letting someone push you around. This handy technique is a easy solution to this problem. Though I warn you advance…
In this kung fu lesson you will have to pay attention to some basic concepts. For instance when someone leans into push you, you need to take a step back.
Sounds easy enough right? Continue reading Kung Fu Technique – Self Defense For When Someone Pushes You With Both Hands
Alright, one of the things I love about my Sifu is the terms he uses to explain different aspects of our kung fu training. In our most recent filming he mentioned the the phrase 3 floors.
I’ve never actually heard him say that before, but when he did I thought it made perfect sense.
Basically this video is about getting the energy to your wrist. If you notice one thing about what we talk about it’s how important wrist control is in our martial art. Continue reading What Does 3 Floors Have To Do With Kung Fu
In martial arts one of the things we hope to learn is how to block punches right?
The problem with this is that it’s really not the most effective way from stopping someone from punching you in the face.
It might slow them down for a minute, but ultimately it won’t actually stop them from attacking you. While I am on the subject trying to block punches is also like trying lock a persons wrist.
Don’t get me wrong it’s good if you can block punches and it’s also good if you lock a persons wrist.
What I am talking about though is if you get stuck on the idea that you have to stop the punch or the idea that you have to get a wrist lock to work. Continue reading Still Blocking? Trying To Block Punches? Try This Instead
The first Time I heard my sifu say that it’s all in the wrist, I didn’t understand what he meant. It took me several years to fully grasp the idea of what having wrist control meant.
Initially I though he was just talking about turning and twisting from my wrist. While it’s true that you should control energy from that point. It wasn’t entirely what he was talking about…
Before you can control energy at the wrist you have to first project your energy to the wrist. That can be tricky to do especially if you don’t understand what it means to have forward energy projection.
It’s a fancy way of saying “keep your energy in your wrist” or another way you could say it is to have pressure in your wrist.
It sounds more complicated than it actually is to accomplish it. Here’s a video from our Enter Shaolin site I shot with my sifu Continue reading Putting Forward Energy Into Your Wrist – Wing Chun Training
The concept is easy to understand. You apply some pressure and you add in a dash of direction and presto you can pull off wrist locks someone.
Of course nothing is ever as easy as they say it is. This holds true with wrist locks. They look easy enough to do, but try pulling one off on a resisting partner and you will quickly see just how difficult it is to do one.
Or so it seems… Continue reading Frigging Wrist Locks, They Look Easy To Do Right?