Archive for November, 2009

A Night at the Fights

Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2009 by ctkwingchun

A Night at the Fights

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Science of In-Fighting

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 28, 2009 by His Dark Side

Wong Shun Leung – The Science of In-Fighting – the complete video:

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8329045887054742433&hl=en#

 

A Little More Fedor

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26, 2009 by ctkwingchun

Demon State

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26, 2009 by His Dark Side

The contemporary western occultist Aleister Crowley viewed inner demons as metaphors for certain psychological processes. This is the point at which we depart from the realm of the paranormal and instead venture into the internal territory of the human psyche. And it is not a huge departure for us to interpret demons as psychological STATES which we as martial artists can use to overcome feelings of fear and vulnerability. Development of the psyche is after all, a crucial element of becoming an effective fighter. In fact, if anything the psychological implications of demons as metaphors for fortitude and inner strength may actually assist our journey in the combative arts.

Have a Cup of (Brazilian Mint) Tea

Posted in Uncategorized on November 25, 2009 by ctkwingchun

Thanks to ML for this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8373791.stm

Tetris

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 25, 2009 by His Dark Side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2QNsxXTuuQ

MMA has EVERYTHING to do with it!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2009 by His Dark Side

We are in a technological age which gives us immediate access to information. MMA bouts allow us to use fighting as the starting premise to analyze what works and what doesn’t work. We can look at top rate fighters against other top rate fighters and we can a) draw inferences, b) see common denominators, c) shape theories, and, d) apply them/pressure test.

The alternative/traditional methods that apply to such arts as Wing Chun, is where we find ourselves putting a huge amount of faith into a system where there are no objective means of verifying their effectiveness. Why are we so eager to buy into myths, legends and puffs of smoke? Wing Chun does not have any decent fighters but it does have some excellent demonstrators of skill in carefully pre-planned and coached situations.

MMA provides us the (best and most morally acceptable) means to see what works and what fails at the outset. The question isn’t Wing Chun versus MMA, it is instead blind faith versus tangible results.

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