Archive for December, 2010

On Meditation

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 24, 2010 by His Dark Side

courtesy of regular contributor Sati;

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Jesse speaks

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 by His Dark Side

“Make techniques as simple as possible, avoid complexity for the sake of looking good and constantly look for ways to perform a technique with less movement.” Jesse Glover

Drunken Dubstep Kung-Fu

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 17, 2010 by ctkwingchun

Weekend Dubstep Track

Peace, CTK

Fireside Chat

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 by ctkwingchun

Between His Dark Side and CTKWingChun

HDS said:
One thing you should think about is that we have given certain things in WC power simply because they are labelled.  If YJKYM wasnt called YJKYM – we would just call it ‘standing’ causing it to become something natural.  Instead we worship YJKYM as possessing some inherent truth.  This is the same with centreline – if we just pointed at your middle – you would think of it as something referring to you/personal, intimate, frame, core of your being, etc.

CTK said:
You speak of something almost abstract when you say centreline is frame/core, etc.  I almost feel like I’ve been brainwashed due to terminology and drills…

HDS said:
I’ve learnt the technical aspects online and through other lines.  My own line was physical without terminology, as was Jesse Glover’s stuff.  I cant remember hearing Jesse call Tan a Tan.  Instead he would do it and say “do this.”  This is what i am trying to cultivate in you – to change the attention away from it and more to the self.  This is where WC rightly belongs.

I also didnt learn drills like one arm chi sau, lap sau, etc.  So hopefully am not weighed down by those things.  WC was meant to be crude.  Not the over-refined bullshit that we are fed these days.  Crude works, or more rather, crude forces the individual to think.  Refined makes us concentrate on the minutiae.  Waste of time.  It is regimented, drill upon drill upon drill
and using those drills, we can be fooled into thinking that those people are effective.  Not to say they arent but the way to demonstrate it is not in a lab.  The way to demonstrate it is in the chaos of the real world represented by a reasonably skilled opponent.

City and Colour

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 17, 2010 by ctkwingchun

This goes out to everyone traveling to see someone over the holidays.

Peace, CTK

Faith Vs Reason

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 by shadowsamurai

“I will not die, it is the world that will end” -Ayn Rand

 

Watch this video: http://public.youtranscript.com/zs/882.html

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 by His Dark Side

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