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Rhyme Training

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , on August 8, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Today is about a few things while I’m at work.

Obviously, giving the very best acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment is high priority.  It all comes down to me being a beacon of light the minute they see me.

I have a gap in my day large enough for me to change into my Pegasus 27’s and Jaco shorts.  Best enjoy the sunshine while it’s here.

I will try to finish a 1200 word article for acupuncture today dot com.  I have my own column there you know.  All part of the master plan.

Talk Test

Posted in Health and Wellness with tags , , , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by ctkwingchun

It is a common response, in the fitness industry, when asked, “How hard should I be going at it?” to be, “Make sure you can still talk.  If you can’t talk, you’re going too hard.”


If you can still talk, breathe, feel your legs underneath you and still have the ability to comprehend my instructions (which is why I might be yelling at you) – you ain’t working hard enough.

’nuff said.


100 Pull-up Challenge

Posted in Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training with tags , , , on August 30, 2012 by ctkwingchun

46 years old.  Stolen from Ross Boxing blog.  What’s your excuse?

I’ve Decided

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Strategy and Psychology with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2012 by ctkwingchun

I’ve decided to stop caring if I’m any good or not at Wing Chun.

But I’ve decided to keep caring if I can outlast you or not.


10 Minutes

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by ctkwingchun

I had 10 minutes.  I came prepared.

10 minutes to get changed.

9 minutes to get to the park.

8 minutes to get my 100 burpees done.

3 minutes to get back to the clinic.

2 minutes to get dressed.

1 minute to write this post.

It’s show time.



Owner of My Own Pain

Posted in Death and the Macabre, Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training with tags , , on April 25, 2012 by ctkwingchun

A very fast paced hike with a friend.  She’s loved and lost – literally.  She’s had significants leave, die, hurt her, etc.  Yet, she’s full of life.

She was my guide on this hike because I wanted to see the terrain for the adventure race in June.  The single-track trail is rated a 5/5 on the hiking difficulty scale.  Something new to train for, to live for.

The topic came about due to her mentioning a personal fitness client of hers who suffered from depression.  This client ended up quitting fitness because of the emotions that it was bringing up.  I was sad to hear this.  I told my friend, “If only she could have channeled her depression into something fitness-like that she liked.  It’s one thing to feel pain and channel it into potato chips, pop, chocolate and late-night TV.  That’s called hurting yourself – but what if she could hurt herself in a positive way: a fitness lifestyle.”

“Exactly,” my friend replied.  “When I had all this bad stuff going on in my life, I thought that instead of someone else being in control of my pain, I would be in control of it.  So that’s why I built a life around fitness, adventure racing and challenging myself.”

Masochistic? Maybe. Necessary? Very. 



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 8, 2011 by ctkwingchun

I began a work-trade with a personal fitness trainer.  She has failed to meet my requests, but that is neither here nor there.

Close to the end of our session, filled with bodyweight exercises that were a little challenging the fourth time through, she told me, “Fifteen reps or failure.  Whatever comes first.”

I responded, “There is no failure.”

“Ah..” she kind of laughed.

I wasn’t kidding.

She’s fired.


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