Doing Some Blind Chi Sao – This Is One Way To Develop Sensitivity Skill

In this video I got one of my students to do some blind folded Chi Sao. For those of you that don’t know what Chi Sao is, it is an exercise to training sensitivity in your hands, wrist & forearms. It also helps develop your structural integrity and footwork in the Wing Chun system of fighting.

A lot of folks who follow martial arts looks at Chi Sao and think that it’s the way that a Wing Chun man fights. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who has seriously trained in Wing Chun understands that Chi Sao is just a training drill. Continue reading Doing Some Blind Chi Sao – This Is One Way To Develop Sensitivity Skill

Vitality The Elixer Of Life – Kung Fu For The Soul

Vitality The MovieI recently finished watching the movie Vitality on Netflix. In the movie they make the connection between Diet, Exercise, Mindset and Sleep.

What I found extremely interesting about this movie is it touches on a subject matter that is close to my heart.

Interestingly enough, I instantly made a connection between this movie and my martial arts training. For the past 20 years I’ve been study Kung Fu. To be more exact I have been studying Shaolin principles via Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Chin’na and Qigong.

In these martial arts, the practitioner strives to balance their mind, body and spirit. Which is also what a person of faith does. Continue reading Vitality The Elixer Of Life – Kung Fu For The Soul

Kung Fu Technique – Self Defense For When Someone Pushes You With Both Hands

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

What Does 3 Floors Have To Do With Kung Fu

kung fu trainingAlright, 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

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