martial arts

Dit Da Jow Liniment-100ml

Speeding up the healing of impact injuries using Dit Da Jow When I first came across Dit Da Jow, probably like most “Westerners” I was very sceptical. Surely I could have just gone to the local pharmacy and just picked up some ibuprofen gel, deep heat or the fallback Tiger balm to help with my aches and…

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September 27, 2017

Snake in the Wing Chun system

Snake in Wing Chun? Do all Chinese Martial arts have an association to snakes? Is there a snake in Wing Chun? Lets have a quick look at the history. China can trace its historical roots in unbroken line for more than 4000 years. Its mythological roots extend even farther back in time. The Chinese known…

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February 7, 2017

Cranes in Chinese mythology

In China, the crane is legendary for being the prince of all feathered creature on earth. Being the symbol of longetivity and peace, the crane is the most favored bird symbol (next to the phoenix). This bird was represented on civil officials’ robes, it was used to depict rank throughout the different dynasties. Since the…

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January 26, 2017

Martial Art Lessons – Dudley, Halesowen & Stourbridge

Why start training in a martial art? There is never really a “right or wrong time” to start a martial art. We have students at the Halesowen Wing Chun school that say that they wish they had started training earlier in life but the fact is they have started now and enjoying it. Am I too…

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April 11, 2016

New class to be added to the timetable?

We are thinking of adding a new class to the timetable, a pay as you train session for new and existing members, Wednesday evening or Saturday afternoons, which your you prefer? We are looking to add an additional days training so that we can offer more flexibility for people wishing to learn Wing Chun Kung…

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March 16, 2016

Kung Fu School Relationships

So the other day just before a chi-sao session I bowed to another student and said “all good Bro?”, and I was asked why did I call everyone in class Brother or sister, was I just terrible at remembering names? Well the answer is yes I am terrible at remembering names, but that’s not the…

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March 4, 2016

IP Man Videos, past and present

There are many videos on the internet of Ip, he was a martial arts master best known for teaching Wing Chun Kung. A very famous icon, Bruce Lee, was also one of his students. There are original videos of Ip Man doing the Wing Chun forms and more recent films and trailers of the Wing…

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October 6, 2015

A secular tradition

Wing Chun / training resolutions for 2015 As the New Year is almost upon us, do you have any New Year’s resolutions for your Wing Chun training this coming year? Before you answer this please read the following: According to wikipedia a 2007 study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of…

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December 30, 2014

Has Wing Chun been adapted to the modern age?

Recently I was send an email regarding Wing Chun training and it asked the question had it been adapted to the modern age? A snippet of the question was as follows: “It’s just my research on wing chun has given me some reluctance.  The reasons being it is a traditional form and I’m not sure whether…

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April 7, 2014

Drill, drill, drill

Tonight the focus was on drilling, the process of going over a few chosen techniques, looking at the footwork first of all then moving up to the knees, hips, shoulders, elbow and finally the wrist / fist. Starting off with each student in pairs, forming 2 lines, having one partner throwing the punches to the…

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December 10, 2013