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Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver Blog
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Wing Tsun Kung Fu seminar impressions - Exercises in adaptation.
Above you will find a few impressions from our 2008 Jumpstart Seminar at Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver. Exercises serve at different times various purposes. Often it is difficult to interpret the meaning of a certain exercise by just watching a video.

Many also forget that any martial art is man-made. It is OK to have different opinions, it is OK to differ in interpretations. Besides the point of encountering more politics in martial arts than in politics, one unfortunately may find even in the most flexible martial art often astoundingly stiff and immovable opinions and views. So, let's work on implementing the fluidity and flexibility of Wing Tsun in our approach to daily life as well as our attitude towards others.

Even professional martial arts organizations show their true face when they talk about leaving members as traitors, as the incompetent. When they talk about revealing certain "high" techniques only to the worthwhile, to the chosen ones. Haven't we heard this before in history?

Wing Tsun Kung fu is in its nature about adaptation to unforeseen circumstances. So, how does the reality check of your adaptation skills turn out?

Let's not just work on our technique, being 'open-minded' in our physical responses, but also respect the views of others.

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