Archive for July, 2013

Other Things That Were Said

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , , on July 31, 2013 by ctkwingchun

“You’ve got some meat on those punches.”

“You’re a lot lower.”

“I can see how aggressive you are.”

“Your forward pressure is strong.”

“You’ve got your weight forward and your head down.”

My Path

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags on July 30, 2013 by ctkwingchun

When I started at Chinese medicine college back in 2004, two other acupuncture schools opened up in the city.  Where my school used to have ~30 students per year, it dwindled down to eight.  With one person taking the program part-time and another using it as a springboard into medical school (he ended up dropping out because he got cocky thinking it would be a walk in the park – alas, he was failing), we dropped to six.  Sometimes people would be sick or not even show up.

One gentleman by the name of Colt took me under his wing.  Often times we would walk to Starbucks from the school and he would teach me about Chinese medicine as we traversed the mall traffic.  He later became a mentor and close friend as I opened up my practice.  We send novels for emails to each other.  Honestly, they could be published as books and are the reason I wrote my book on practice management.

He visited me today, travelling 5000kms with his family to see the Maritimes.  Funny bit is that he’s learning Gung-Fu from my Sifu now after spending many years learning Taoist Tai Chi.  He used to practice his push-hands and I my sticking-hands and we got along famously.  Today we got to Chi Sau together between fish chowder and apple pie.

I talked to him about my personal physical and psychological development.  I showed him the key pages in Batman: Year One.  I talked to him about magick.  He took it all in.  “Have you found your ‘bat’?” he asked?  “Yes,” I responded.

When he left, he looked at me, the view from my property and told me, “I don’t know if you can call what you’re doing boxing or Wing Chun or whatever.  You’re on your path and you’re doing good.  You might deviate or change a little but continue on your path.”

Another friend few and far between who is loved.

Dance With Me

Posted in Music and Clips with tags on July 30, 2013 by ctkwingchun

I’m looking for someone to dance with.

Would you do that?  Would you put on this track and dance with me – this complete stranger who is so passionate about life and death so much that it hurts?

Witching Hour

Posted in Death and the Macabre, Music and Clips with tags , , on July 29, 2013 by ctkwingchun

jesus_vs_satan

Cause, cause

I talk to Satan,

Cause, cause,

(He listens)

For Dinner

Posted in Death and the Macabre, Quotes and Articles on July 29, 2013 by ctkwingchun

cannibal

If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.
― Johnny Depp

Nuff Said

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , on July 28, 2013 by ctkwingchun

If you’re not angry at something, someone or some situation when hitting the heavy bag,

you’re wasting valuable extra potential.

Every time, I don’t leave it up to fate whether my heavy bag is dead or not.

I’m In Love

Posted in Music and Clips on July 27, 2013 by ctkwingchun

With Gung-Fu, skateboarding, music and you.

Arkham

Posted in Quotes and Articles with tags , , on July 27, 2013 by ctkwingchun

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Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.

– Batman, Arkham Asylum, 1989

Survival

Posted in Strategy and Psychology with tags on July 26, 2013 by ctkwingchun

franz

Jack

Posted in Death and the Macabre with tags , on July 25, 2013 by ctkwingchun

I am Jack's Smirking Revenge

 

(Un)natural Development

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , , , on July 24, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Johnny-Cash

I think it is most advantageous to learn from someone in their prime, yet just before their peak.

During that initial ‘come-up’, an individual is most giving of their time and energy.  Afterword, when the fan base arrives, they will be most busy pleasing their followers and defending their line in the sand.

Be careful, as this is the time where you may find yourself swept into their marketing jargon and cult-like behaviour.

Find humble people to train with.  Just because they are humble doesn’t mean they can’t push you to reach higher heights.

There’s a find line between cocky and confident.  Always walk the line.  Like Johnny Cash.

The Savage

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Quotes and Articles with tags on July 24, 2013 by ctkwingchun

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You don’t have to be the best, you just have to be harder to destroy. You have to be relentless. Indefatigable. Sometimes, to get in the right position, you have to be able to absorb a lot of blows. You’ve got to know you’re taking hits for a reason, and have the tolerance and endurance to bear it. If you can actually enjoy and seek out that process? Well, then you’re a fucking savage. And you’re going to be very successful.

-Ryan Holiday

Video. Or it didn’t happen.

Posted in Martial Arts and Training on July 23, 2013 by ctkwingchun

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You want to see a video of the Savage’s Gung-Fu? Or His Dark Side’s Gung-Fu?

No. Feck off.

BBK.

The Norm

Posted in Death and the Macabre, Quotes and Articles with tags on July 22, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

― Frank Zappa

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.

― Mark Twain

July 21, 2013

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , , , on July 21, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Shawn B. showed up this morning.

Pak Sau, Tan Sau, Lop Sau and Jum Sau drills.

Bong, Lop, Da drills.

Luk Sau.

Chi Sau.

Magna Carta.

Taoism; Martial Arts and Sorcery

Posted in Quotes and Articles with tags , on July 21, 2013 by ctkwingchun

taoist_sage

Once both sides of dualism were accepted, the Taoists clearly saw that individuals combined good and evil in varying proportions.  Taoism therefore evolved into a system large enough to satisfy the needs of all the different people.  Taoists gave morality and piety to the common man; faith and loyalty to the hero; martial arts and sorcery to the power-hungry man; knowledge to the intellectual; and, for the rare few looking for even more, they gave meditation and the secret of transcendence.  Then they turned everything in side out and said, ‘Not only are these segments of the world’s people, but by the principle of microcosm and macrocosm, they are also inner realities of every individual.’

– Chronicles of Tao, Pgs. 204-205

High Art

Posted in Death and the Macabre, Martial Arts and Training, Quotes and Articles on July 20, 2013 by ctkwingchun
I have a high art,
I hurt with cruelty those who would harm me.
– Archilocus, 650 B.C.

July 19, 2013

Posted in Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training with tags , , on July 19, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Dubstep.

Forms, heavy bag, solo rolling.

Knee felt bad in riding horse stance so no sprinting.

Calisthenics.

Rehab.  Physician, heal thyself.

Two eggs, spinach, salsa and goat cheese.

rehab

This Life

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , on July 19, 2013 by ctkwingchun

I am most angry when training.

I am most elated after training.

I shed the most tears when training.

I crack the most smiles after training.

I can’t think of anything else that could get me through this life.

99 Problems

Posted in Quotes and Articles with tags on July 19, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Why do we submit to living with problems; why do we not put an end to them?  Why do we not die to our problems instead of carrying them day after day, year after year?  …but there is a primary question: why do we make life into a problem?  Working, sex, earning money, thinking, feeling, experiencing, you know, the whole business of living – why is it a problem?

-Krishnamurti

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