Archive for June, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2011 by His Dark Side

“Wing Chun and f*ckin coffee! Living the dream. Keep it real bruv.”

England Boi 

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2011 by His Dark Side

Yes. I squatted 310lbs. Sure, they weren’t deep squats, but I’m impressed that I managed to lift the bloody bar, let alone bend my bloody legs. This was followed by skipping and sprints.

This evening a training partner came over and we worked luk sau and some Non-Classical Gung Fu rotations. I also did Chum Kiu (Opera Wing Chun version a few times) and the Mook Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy) form once.

 

Membranes Part Two

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2011 by ctkwingchun

“And the membrane.  I wanted to tell him about that membrane around someone’s eyes and nose and mouth, how you have to smash through it which means you have to smash through your own first, your own compassion for another, your own humanity.”

-Townie excerpt, pg. 171

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2011 by His Dark Side

1/2 an hour to kill. Got my f*ckin black coffee with an extra espresso shot. Sitting watching The Mystery of Chessboxing (Kung Fu Classic) on my laptop.

It was a conscious decision not to train yesterday. The feelings of soreness reminded me that an extra day of rest would result in new found vitality today. I’m hoping the big f*ckin cup of coffee helps to kick start my engine.

Membranes

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2011 by ctkwingchun

“It was like punching Steve Lynch in the face, how you have to move through two barriers to do something like that, one inside you and one around him, as if everyone’s body is surrounded by an invisible membrane you have to puncture to get to them.  This was different from sex, where if you both want it, the membranes fall away, but with violence you had to break that membrane yourself, and once you learned how to do that, it was easier to keep doing it.”

-Townie excerpt, pg. 135

Broken String

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2011 by ctkwingchun

Peace, CTK

Shaolin State of Mind

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22, 2011 by His Dark Side

I sat on my grass after having trained. The sun was still shining despite the evening hour. I’d worked rotations, heavy bag and the Siu Nim Tao a few times, along with the Tai Chi 24 form. Laying back, my eyes followed an eagle soaring above. A feeling of immense joy welled up in me.

The last few days have been wonderful. I’ve trained Gung Fu everyday and have once again reinforced the notion that Gung Fu is not so much in ‘doing’, but more rather, in ‘being’. Even when not punching and kicking, I’m still carrying a Shaolin outlook on life of contentment and compassion.

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