Monday, March 6th, 2017
Wing Chun teaches only two weapons formally. The Long Pole and the Butterfly swords, both showcased in the Ip Man Series of movies, are powerful weapons that have very interesting pasts. While they are both very effective, neither of them were design originally to kill. This is due to their Shaolin roots. We will present […]
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Japanese Martial arts In our previous article, Martial Arts Philosophy-Chinese Versus Japanese Part 2, we covered the Chinese side. In this article we will go over Japanese martial arts. Japanese martial arts bases its principles heavily on certain beliefs—religious or not—depending on the style. Shintoism (an ethnic Japanese religion) is a strong fundamental in the […]
Monday, February 20th, 2017
The title of this article may seem like an odd question, but it is something everyone should ask themselves. This is only for their own benefit and health. Safety in this respect refers to the physical environment, cleanliness, and set up of the martial arts school. There are certain warning signs and things you should […]
Friday, February 17th, 2017
The Chinese Lion Dance is a celebratory dance usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year and other special occasions. Two dancers perform each lion, one as the head and fore-legs, and the other as the butt and hind-legs. The dancers both wear pants to match the lion’s fur, with one dancer under the oversized head, and […]
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
The straight punch, or jab, is a widely used technique used in almost every existing martial art. Though different arts may vary slightly in how they deliver this technique, the biggest difference lies in how they defend against it. Some martial arts will block the blow with a stagnant defense. Others will avoid contact completely […]
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Every day, we face opportunity in this life: the opportunity to succeed, fail, or stand by idly observing as our life flickers away. Many of us, too afraid to manifest destiny by our own will, fall into the role of an existential bystander. We wait for the universe to illuminate the path to our own ultimate […]
Friday, November 25th, 2016
The Black Belt Hall of Fame, EUSAIMAA (Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association) is the of the oldest Hall of Fames, and it brings many together.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
The elongated Rotator Cuff Can be detrimental to your training. A literal wing chun killer. Be sure to follow these instructions to fight back!
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
If you’re looking for a place to train in the martial arts, Sifu Och Wing Chun is where to go. Here are the top 3 reasons to train at Sifu Och Wing Chun.