Archive for December, 2012

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Posted in Health and Wellness on December 21, 2012 by ctkwingchun

HolidayClosed

Closed for the holidays.

Will reopen January 1st, 2013.

Thanks for being with us this year and have a wonderfully safe time with family and friends.

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DJ Shadow Is My Hero

Posted in Music and Clips with tags on December 21, 2012 by ctkwingchun


He said: “I know it’d probably be a lot easier on all of us if I just got up here and played the same old […] hits that we’ve heard 500,000 times before, but I feel like, as a DJ, I would be dying inside.” He added: “I would never take your respect for me and your money that you paid to get in for granted by serving you up some bullshit. So, for me, this is like a breath of fresh air in my life. I haven’t been able to do this in a long time.”

The Cure

Posted in Quotes and Articles on December 21, 2012 by ctkwingchun

SaltWater

Healing Injury: Shoulder

Posted in Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training on December 21, 2012 by ctkwingchun

Two weeks ago, my shoulder made a loud popping sound.

I’m a curious fellow, so I started messing around with it.  Lots of autopuncture, cupping, massage, etc.  But I started loading it up with weights and resistance bands to see if I could work through the pain.

Last night wasn’t so much fun as I put my shoulder under pressure.  I think I’ve torn some tendons which makes a Bong Sau resisting any form of downward pressure buckle.  So I forced the shoulder into that position and worked it under resistance.  It hurt.  But today it feels stronger.  It’s like supporting the lower back by holding abdominal bridges.

Makes sense to me  – unlike when my patients just sit there and expect things to heal on their own.

I enjoy being an active part of my recovery because then I know when it’s healed up, I’ll be back stronger than ever.

CTK

Love, Hate; Light, Dark; Tao

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Music and Clips with tags , , on December 21, 2012 by ctkwingchun

In forest dark or glade beferned

No blade of grass shall go unturned

Let those who have the daylight spurned

Tread not where this green lamp has burned.

Already Gone; Not Very Good

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Music and Clips with tags , , , on December 20, 2012 by ctkwingchun

I’ve got an idea in my head.  I’ve got this idea of what I want my Chun to look like and where I want to take it – and I think I just want to master a few key things before I decide on whether I need to go in a new direction.  I do like the ‘look’ of some of the WSL Wing Chun because it seems to have an ol’ style boxing flavour.  I’m a sucker for boxing.

As I said to yesterday’s training partner, “I’m not very good.  But I’m not too bad either.  If I can get together with some of these folks and out-skill and out-gas them, then I very cautiously think I might be on the right path for myself.”

It’s also important to follow Rule #6.

It’s All In The Mind

Posted in Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training with tags on December 20, 2012 by ctkwingchun

DavidGoggins

People with a soft mentality disgust me. They live and die the same person they were made.

-David Goggins

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