another one bites the dust…

After many years of dutiful service my wall bag has finally given up! Having avoided the usual pitfalls of the eyelets ripping by buying one with sturdy D rings, or the back fraying away by hanging carpet on the wall behind it, or even the zip bursting by checking the zip quality, my trusty wall bag finally gave up this morning and ripped through on the front surface having worn away from repeated striking to the same spot. It’s a sad day as the wall bag comes Continue reading →

head guards and gloves

Classes this week have been great fun. I know everyone really enjoyed chi sau today and from the feedback, pressure testing the bong lap on thursday put a new perspective on things for a few students. Putting the head guards on lends a whole new dimension to the training even if they do restrict peripheral vision (and get very sweaty) and I know for a lot of folks it was a new experience knowing that the person in front of them was genuinely trying to hit Continue reading →

After I posted the other day a few people have been asking questions about the resistance bands. The questions have ranged from how to use them to how do they attach to the door etc.I thought I’d answer a few of them so I took a quick photo on my phone. The weird things on the right that clip onto the bands are like a strap with a high density foam ring on the end. The strap goes under your door and the foam ring Continue reading →

rubber bands….

Following a conversation with another Wing Chun sifu I recently brought myself some rubber exercise bands to see if they would be any help with developing my punching speed and power (always looking for new things to try!). Obviously for anything to work you have to make time to use them and time is in short supply at the moment so I can’t report huge improvements yet, but from the few times that I have used them I love them. Unlike weights that put the Continue reading →

things to hit

Got the maize bage hung up today after having to cut the hanging chains down so that it hangs at head height. With the Bob, wall bag, maize bag and pads for the dummy there’s no shortage of things to hit now, they all feel very very different and each is great for training different things . Hours of fun…..

relaxation – the key to Wing Chun

One of the things that I love about Wing Chun is that the learning journey never stops. Whilst training last night with one of my senior kung fu brothers he pointed out to me how tense my shoulders were in comparison to his. I thought I was relaxed!!!! Having worked hard on the whole relaxation piece and having seen real progress in recent years it brought me back down to earth nicely! It was easy to feel the difference between his shoulders and mine and Continue reading →

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