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How To Be a Good Student

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What does it take to be a good student? How do you know if you are one? How do you know if you are not one? I've always considered myself a good student, and in all my experience I've always hoped that whom ever I was seeking information from would see me in the same light. But, I'm sure I probably cracked too many jokes, spoke out of turn, and made the same dumb mistake over and over again. I have to thank my teachers for their patience, and dedication to help me find my talent and hone in on my skills to find the best version of me. Every student / teacher environment is each a little different, so I know that some of...

Wing Chun strategy when confronting stronger opponents.

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One of the hallmarks of Wing Chun Kung Fu is a primary theory and sets of techniques that allow a smaller and weaker opponent to over come a stronger or bigger one. It’s advised that when going into a full on altercation, one ought to consider a more strategic method, than one of just smashing and bullying your way toward victory. In the traditional system, this concept is hammered in hard when the practitioner begins to study the wooden dummy. Because they are usually made of solid wood, it’s impossible to become tougher than the dummy. It is essentially, the hardest, strongest and most powerful opponent one could face. When practicing with the dummy, it’s important to put emphasis on position, body alignment, and then…