Still Blocking? Trying To Block Punches? Try This Instead

Block PunchesIn 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

Putting Forward Energy Into Your Wrist – Wing Chun Training

Larry Rivera

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

Frigging Wrist Locks, They Look Easy To Do Right?



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?

Is Wing Chun Broken ?

Sifu Larry RiveraNow I am going to start this post off very informal. I am actually doing an experiment. You see I need a ton more traffic sent to my Kung Fu Lessons Online site.

I just realized that I am not using all my resources to get more traffic. With that being said, In this post I am going to talk about Wing Chun. It’s one of the martial art styles I have been practicing for the past 20 years.

If I was to be honest with myself, I first looked at Wing Chun because I read Bruce Lee’s Tao Of Jeet Kune Do.  Once I realized that his main martial art style was Wing Chun I needed to learn more about it.  For years now I haven’t been sure what I should write about in this blog.

Well, like a ton of bricks it hit me, I am going to tell the same stories the difference being I am going to talk from a different perspective on each blog.

Basically I am re purposing my content for those of you that know me through my internet marketing years.

With That Said… Continue reading Is Wing Chun Broken ?

Light At The End Of The Darkness

..So September has been an interesting month I must say.

First and most importantly I celebrated my wedding Anniversary that was fun

One of my martial arts students dropped by and brought the wine we gave away at our wedding. He thought it was a good time to open it and drink it. I had to agree with him. I can sincerely say that every year I get to know my wife more and more. Some folks say that being married is either a blessing or curse. In my case it has been a blessing.

We have 2 beautiful children and for the most part enjoy each others company. It’s always good when you can still talk to the person you married after knowing them for 2 decades..

My advice to folks who aren’t married yet, take your time and find the right person. Don’t just marry the first person you “think” your in love with. My secret recipe for a successful marriage is just this.

Take the time to really get to know the person you are with, become a real friend first and you will have a much happier life together. To often people rush into things without really knowing who they are rushing into things with.. Just some friendly advice, marry your best friend and all will be well.

…Next Up

We got a new dog , not that there was anything wrong with our other 3 dogs, but this one he is kinda old and kinda special to me. The reason is because he chose me. I teach martial arts and do my online business next to my house. I have been fortunate to be able to work from home for the past 10 years. I credit much of that to online marketing just as much as I do martial arts.

Meet Sanchez,

I didn’t name him it’s the name he came with, he is a very sweet dog with a good attitude. We heard thru the grapevine that he was abused. After seeing how he reacted to me teaching one of my students I tend to believe he was.

I am getting a better hang of this whole internet network marketing thing. I have been marketing online for over 12 years, but I have had my shares of up’s and down’s. I can honestly say that there are a lot of bad people out their in cyber space. But there are also many good people. Marketing online has become a passion for me. It doesn’t really matter how much or how little I make. I enjoy meeting people from around the world.

It felt good depositing this into my bank account

If your interested in learning how Empower Network can help you pay your bills click my bright shiny link here and watch the 20 minute presentation. In the 12 years and thousands of dollars spent online I have never seen anything else like it.

Thus far it’s been a really good month. Over the weekend I went to  Wine Festival @ the same place I watched fireworks over the 4th of July.

…Until Next Time

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P.S. If your like me you tired of doing things the hard way. You just wanna do something that works. (I started doing something different and it’s working just get in and I’ll show you)

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