Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
"Central to any discussion of the response to a perceived threat is to understand the physiological responses that the body has when a potential menace is initially recognised. One of the first things to realise is that your thinking stimulates the physiological reaction, and that it is your own thinking which can therefore control and harness this response. 'Fear is in the mind of the beholder.' Fear is experienced as a sudden release of adrenaline (a combination of two chemicals, Epinephrine and Norepinephrine), followed immediately by the associated physiological responses. If left uncontrolled, these responses can have a devastating effect on both the body and the mind."
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
"Whilst encouraging me to adapt and personalise Wing Chun applications and the deployment of the tools from the forms to suit me and the situations I may find myself in, Sifu was equally insistent that I should practise and teach the forms, structures and techniques in exactly the same as he taught me. The point being that despite the necessity to develop Wing Chun to work for yourself as an individual, there is no need to change Wing Chun as it isn’t a systematic and fixed process of movements, but more a collection of tools and principles that allow for personal exploration—the starting point and journey to learn the tools, concepts and principles of Wing Chun should be the same for my students as it was for myself; no reinventing the wheel!"
-- Spread of Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe's article from the upcoming Issue No. 18. New issue on sale June 20.