Sifu

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".

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy - KDA Wing Chun, Columbia, SC

Most Martial Artists train with bare feet. It is possible this grows out of the Asian tradition of removing one’s shoes before entering a home. These days, most schools require bare feet to protect their expensive mat floors. Forty-plus years ago, when learning under Sensei Logue, we trained barefooted outside,…

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Calm in the Overdrive

Calm in the Overdrive

Why do you train in the Martial Arts? The most common answers are either self-defense or fitness. Frankly, fitness is just self-defense. Get stronger so you can kick-ass. There are other answers. I had one student who trained in a martial art because he wanted to be in the movies.…

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Diminishing Returns

Diminishing Returns

“JKD is only a license to teach without structure – formless. Wing Chun, when well learned, is a license to be formless.” — KRM ‘Them thar are fightin’ words, Buddy’. Yes. I know, but I am not looking for a fight. Let me state clearly, I have a healthy regard…

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Water

Sink like water.

Bruce Lee fans know his take on water – it can flow, it can crash, “Be water, my friend”, that whole bit. I do not mean to sound flippant. He is correct. However, there is something more to it. Sifu Fong talks about sinking down. He also talks about being…

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Relax

Hannah and Chris

Sifu Fong, as paraphrased by Jim Brault in his book “A Path of Mastery”… “Listen up. One thing so important is to relax. Wing Chun was created by a woman, so you need to take your time, relax, and take it easy. But like a woman, if she gets mad,…

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