What’s In A Name?

If I evolve, as a human being and a martial artist, may I still call it Wing Chun?  If I don’t do Chi Sau exactly like you, can I still call it so?

You see, I need to call it something.  I have to be able to identify it to others and identify with it.  It is my base and my core. Yet I see more potential for growth if it is used just as such.

Purist.  Such a dirty word.

Freedom of expression.  Perhaps that’s what Gung-Fu does.  When I call it a ‘generic’ term such as Gung-Fu, the purists won’t get angry if I clock my opponent with an overhand right (which maybe I can extrapolate from the forms).



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