I have a very strong love/hate relationship with training. On one hand, I love the feeling of adrenaline pumping through my veins. I feel like a monster every time my sweat drips down from my brow and when the beat of my heart pounds a rhythm to its own song (yes, I’m cheesy). But on… Continue reading How to motivate yourself to workout
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
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
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?
My impression of Kung fu is that it seems have a strong focus on the range of motion and what the body is capable of. From balance to quick strikes. Whether you are going through the forms slowly or in the middle of a rapid spar, whatever movement you are making at any given time… Continue reading Why Kung Fu Uses Circular Motion
We’ve all gone through those long days of work where it feels like time has suddenly slowed down and each minute feels like a gruelling hour. I’ll be honest, most days I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for work to end and it’s such a relief to get home and veg on the… Continue reading 5 Ways Kung Fu Relieves Stress
My 4-month journey It’s been 4 months since I started kung fu and I have seen a lot of improvement. My stamina and endurance have increased a lot and even my flexibility, while still not the best, has improved greatly. This goes to show that patience and hard work really does pay off. I can’t… Continue reading Update on My Kung Fu Journey