Sunday, July 15, 2012

There Ain`t No Weight Classes in the Street, Yo

..so as the title says..


What would you do?? Go straight in and chain punch the hell out of the guy? Running side kick a la Bruce Lee?

check the clip here and let me know what you would do!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Defining Results

How do you define the results you're looking for from wing chun training? How do you track your progress?

Also, I ask this to your teacher or your school's teaching system, or its philosophy. I'm curious to know if their definition or expectations fit yours.

Some schools teach for the purpose of self-defense. For others, it's about the work-out, while some schools may choose to provide students with health benefits or shed light to the more eclectic side of kung fu/martial arts.  Some just want trophies and competitive recognition, and others want to kick ass.

What do you want?

How do you know you're getting exactly that?

Sure you may be progressing fairly well in class, but are you progressing, ultimately in the direction you WANT to go? are you progressing at the proper rate - maybe it's too fast? maybe not fast enough.

How does your instructor help you achieve this? How do you make him/her accountable if at all?

It's interesting...i think with the mindset of the kwoon, or dojo, or training hall, much respect is given to the master and rightfully so. At the same time, it is a business..and that school is selling a product. Are you getting a product that you're happy with?

As the consumer, there is some level of expectation that we can command of our kung fu school. Do we encourage this is a healthy, professional and respectful way? or do we just sit idly by and see what awaits next class?

Does the instructor really assess their students to see what they want and tailor their instruction to that? Perhaps this isn't realistic.

Just some food for thought.

Until then.

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