Session 12

Hey All

Continued to work on the Sanzhan form yesterday in the 2 hour class, we also did at least 500 times one of the White Crane hand movements. My arms are killing me as i type this!.

I am looking to maybe post some videos soon to show my current progress. We are also having a seminar for Dog Style(DiShu Quan if i remember correctly) this weekend so i am very looking forward to that. Maybe i can even grab some photos from it!.

MA

Progress – White Crane Session 11 and prior

Hello All

 

So since my last post on the 12th May i have progressed/news:

  • I got my White Crane uniform
  • We hit Pads and did kicking practise drills
  • Began my study of the Sanzhan form
  • Continued learning the Shuang Yang

I may decide to a video of the forms i have learned so far at a later date.

White Crane Gung Fu – Session Six

Sorry for this late post.

We covered Footwork mostly in this session that is typically seen in the Suang Yang form that i am currently learning. I have also been practising more of this form on my own to progress further. It’s a long and difficult to master form. once i have mastered this form i’ll be able to move onto sanzhan (Sanchin).

We had also practised abit of Chi Gung in the begining part of the session. While i am skeptical of that aspect it seems good from a meditative/light warm up point of view.

MA

 

 

Back to Training

Hello All

As the instructor had a week off and then i was occupied with something else last week. So i haven’t had a class in 2 weeks, so today will be my return to training. In the mean time i have been practicing the form i have been getting taught. I am guessing i am about 1/4 through this form now. The only difficulty has been my balance as i change my position and am standing on one leg!.

I’ll let you all know how today’s class goes!

MA

My First Post

Just to give you a quick background about me. I have practised on and off Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) System since May 2011 but have not practised seriously since last year. But as i am living in Scotland now to be with my partner, i am unable to learn the Ving Tsun system as it is not available to me locally, i will continue to practise the elements i do remember which includes the Siu Nim Tao and the 1st section of the Cham Kiu form. At some point i will consider buying a Free Standing Wooden Dummy to help with retaining/retraining any knowledge of Ving Tsun that i recall or when it is available to me again some day.

So back to why i now have this blog, this site is intended to cover my Martial Arts “Journey” as practise it through potentially a number of different systems of Chinese, Korean and Japanese origin. I will not be trying any modern, ground fighting or MMA style systems at this time, i may consider this in the future when my “standing” proficiency is deemed sufficient enough.

So please expect to see my next post this week as i describe what i have observed or learnt from the sessions i attend.

I named the website “Gung Fu” because its original meaning refers to “discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice”.

Have a Great Day all!

MA