Sifu
I teach Wing Chun, both traditional and practical, at KDA Karate Academy. I have a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC. I have been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager. In addition to being a Martial Arts Instructor, I am an author. My new book, "Astro Boy, Sensei, and Me" is available now, as is my Sci-Fi joy ride, "On a Sphere's Edge".

Structure

Structure - Devising a Lesson Structure

A lot of martial art training is done with very little class-to-class structure. The instructor has a plan for the day, and maybe an idea about tomorrow, but not a clue about next week. There is nothing wrong with this Free Flow approach. It leaves the classes open to random,…

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Flow

Flow

When training or using a martial art, we tend to favor force. We want to hit hard, kick hard, throw hard, submit hard, block hard. However, hardness is not always the best option. Wing Chun employs constant pressure. With small steps, a small movement, the practitioner moves in to the…

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Unwind

Unwind

Someone is in your face. Their voice gets harsh and yours gets shrill. Your hands clench. You feel your blood pressure rise. It looks like a fight is imminent, but this is not the mood to fight with. ‘Haste makes waste’, they say. In the heat of the moment, we…

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Don’t Forget – BOGO 2018

2018 Jan-Feb BOGO

KDA Wing Chun is offering a BOGO! First Time students will get 2 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 1! The BOGO is good for New Students starting anytime between 1/1/18 to 2/28/18. It’s Wing Chun – Relax KDA Wing Chun at KDA Karate Academy 1801 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201…

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It is Always Happening

It is Always Happening

All of us get disappointed at some point. We get disappointed with ourselves, or our ability to accomplish, our school or instructor, our hobby or interest. We set goalposts, and feel like we never quite reach them. This is especially true for those who practice a martial art. We may…

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