There are many types of martial arts and one of the most popular has to be Tai Chi, or more properly, Tai Chi Chuan. This style is popular even among those who have no real interest in martial arts but simply want to gain the health benefits Tai Chi exercises provide. For me, however, two…

So you have been practicing one of the types of martial arts for some months or years now and you are itching for someone in a bar or in the street to pick a fight with you so you can show them some moves. Sadly, while lethal punches and kicks look great in the movies,…

The huge popularity of the Ip Man films has led to quite a bit of renewed interest in the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. The art, however, is not a purely theatrical one like so many other arts. Quite the opposite is true. Wing Chun is a very simple and effective system designed for practical…

The principle of softness in the martial arts, also known as gentleness or suppleness is often talked about and practiced. However the idea of violent action being countered with softness seems counter intuitive to the purpose of the martial arts. Within the Japanese martial arts “Ju” or gentleness is a large factor and lies at the…