Archive for August, 2011

August 22, 2011

So last month I went into a used bookstore in my town and found a martial arts book to add to my collection. I don’t know what happened to me but for the rest of the month I was stopping at just about every single used bookstores I saw looking for books even going out of my way to find a couple of stores. Here is what I have picked up for my collection.



Martial Frustrations

August 9, 2011

Why is it so many people who practice Chinese Martial Arts especially internal are so particular about body positioning, movement etc. cannot fight for shit. Always explaining how this position your structure is such and such or that you have more power in x position, these people to be honest I believe could not fight their way out of a paper bag. I am not bashing but I would rather learn through experience and see if you can actually do what you say. When fighting and moving from my own personal experience is a dynamic situation where people are moving from one position to another. Personally for fighting even though your body should have a basic structure I think principles should be emphasized more and less emphasis on stylistic differentiations such as the correct bong sau or tan sau occurs at X degree. Try stopping a full powered hook with a tan sau and see what happens. Anyways this is just my rant….I’d rather just play or spar and see what works for me no matter what I am doing. I got flavors but no style!