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Picking a Martial Arts School for your Child

If you look around these days, you will see a lot of children hypnotized by electronic devices. The only physical activity they get is when they move their fingers to play games or text their friends. Some parents strive to break this pattern by getting their child involved in something like a sport. Many parents consider enrolling their child in a martial arts school. When sorting through the dif...

The 7 Fighting Styles used in MMA

Before the MMA we know today, back when the Ultimate Fighting Championship was first introduced to the world, the term “mixed martial arts” meant something different. it meant there would be a match where someone who trained in a striking style (like karate) would fight against someone who trained in a grappling style (like judo). After years of watching grapplers win the tournament, people who le...

Why Muscle Is NOT Your Enemy in Wing Chun Kung Fu

As some of you may or may not know, I practice a martial art called Wing Chun Kung Fu. One of the key components of Wing Chun Kung Fu is a focus on sensitivity and speed over strength. To master both of these, one has to be relaxed. It requires zero muscle tension. Sometimes when I go to class, I will get into discussions with Sifu about things going on outside in other areas of my life. I remembe...

The Importance of Speed in Martial Arts Training

Many years ago (1995 to be exact), I started taking a martial art called Wing Chun Kung Fu. Some of you may know this as the martial art where Bruce Lee got his beginning. Wing Chun has a reputation as being a martial art that is “faster” than most because its techniques are less telegraphed: a practitioner punches or kicks from wherever their hand or foot may be without drawing back first. I had ...

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