Why Testing?

Few enjoy exams. The rest detest Testing. Let’s balance these views. Organized as an Academy, the IAW employs a regular schedule of performance-based evaluations: Testings. In the IAW-US, these are currently conducted every 6 weeks, or 8 times per year (see our...

WingChun Threes, Part II

(Continued from Part I) There’s another kind of triplet in WingChun: 1 = Beginning, entering 2 = During, staying 3 = Ending, exiting For instance, you order (1) a meal, eat it (2), then pay and leave (3). In WingChun, you set up a preparation (1;...
The Painful Truth

The Painful Truth

Pain is a fact. True in life, true in Self-Defense. You can’t permanently avoid it. Thus, the next question is how to handle it. In WingChun training, not only do you learn to deal with pain, but also how to make it a positive tool. Why is pain inevitable in...
Heading to the Headquarters

Heading to the Headquarters

Part two of my WingChun trip continued at the IAW-HQ in Bruchsal, Germany. Things picked up even more with an additional variety of training topics. It was also nice to revisit my favorite fresh bakeries! German bread is a delectable treat. Currently, my favorite...

WingChun Threes, Part I

Everything (1) has its opposite (2). So things come in pairs. But there’s a third variable. Let’s count: 1 = The thing itself 2 = Its complement 3 = Their relationship For instance, white (1) is contrasted by black (2) and relate along a grayscale (3)...

Training Gains

To say the least, these are interesting times. Many are inflamed with a nagging insecurity that lacks a clear diagnosis, let alone a definite cure. And it’s contagious! Without a strong defense, we are also soon infected. There are no easy fixes when fundamental...
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