Returning to Kung Fu

The past year and a half has been one filled with experience and trials. I found myself lost in life. The passion that once drove me to succeed had waned and I became frustrated with myself and the little I felt I accomplished. Without knowing what direction I was headed in, I decided to take… Continue reading Returning to Kung Fu

How to find time to practice kung fu outside of lessons

On top of working a few jobs, I also manage two blogs, freelance, and dream about becoming the next big hit author. With such a busy schedule, it’s hard to find time to train and actually practice my forms outside of kung fu. Waking up has always been so hard for me. To say that… Continue reading How to find time to practice kung fu outside of lessons

Performing the Lion Dance for Chinese New Year

Happy New Year friends! It’s the year of the dog which means a year of loyalty, justice and intelligence — all of the positive attribute’s of a man’s best friend. To celebrate the new year, my family enjoyed some rice cake and some candies, but today, we experienced the real excitement from the new year.… Continue reading Performing the Lion Dance for Chinese New Year

Make Kung Fu your New Year’s Resolution

Why you shouldn’t join the gym rush Once upon a time when I was still in high-school, I joined a gym. I chose to do that as my fitness program than doing P.E. I’ve always been more interested in actual fitness than the semblance of it that is semi-portrayed in school gym classes. Honestly, I’m… Continue reading Make Kung Fu your New Year’s Resolution

Kung Fu Levels

I’m excited to announce that in the last month, I have advanced two levels in my kung fu training. In November, my Ngo Cho Kun kung fu group held an advancement ceremony for the students. I have now been in kung fu for about seven months. During that time, I was merely a student with… Continue reading Kung Fu Levels

Is Stage Fright Your Cryptonite?

Everyone has their cryptonite. Mine is performing in front of an audience. I don’t feel that bad about it though, because most people feel this way. Sweaty palms, lack of breath, red face, shaky hands and an intensely beating heart are all traits I’m familiar with. It doesn’t just stop there. Some people – ah… Continue reading Is Stage Fright Your Cryptonite?

Does trust have a place in kung fu?

You might not think that trust is important when it comes to kung fu, after all, the point of kung fu is to fight, intimidate, trick and overpower your opponent. Like many martial arts, kung fu has a heavy focus on being able to defend and attack, so where does trust come in? I know,… Continue reading Does trust have a place in kung fu?