TRAINING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS.
Christmas is upon us and this will more than likely be my last post for 2014, to everyone that follows my Blog I hope you have a happy and joyous end of December, no matter what you may personally call it, and that you do not find a reason to use your training.
I know from personal experience that trying to maintain any kind of training regime through these few weeks is very difficult, just about everyone has something else to do, so it is often a month without Chi Sau, but this can also be a blessing, reflection is as important as action.
We will all find ourselves with some free time to sit and reflect about the “Whys” and “What Have You” of our training, here are a few suggestions to improve your connection to this thing we do.
Try to deepen your understanding of what we mean by “INTENT”.
There is a Japanese proverb that goes something like…
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.””
We could say the same thing from a Wing Chun perspective by replacing “VISION” with “INTENT”.
These things we do need to be physically done!!!!!
Do you GROK?
Try to evolve and expand your understanding of what it means to “AVOID FORCE”.
Are we simply referring to redirection, or perhaps we need some other interpretations, as Mr. Miyagi would say “Not being there”?
A constant thought that keeps me looking for new answers that still drives me to this day came when my Sifu said to me “There is only one move in Wing Chun”, after more than 20 years of contemplation I finally understand this.
But can you make any kind of sense of it?
A very sad fact that all School owners are well aware of is that something like 30% of their Students will quite simply not come back to training next year.
It is what it is.
If you do not wish to be one of the lost, keep your Eye on the Goal, if it was worth beginning it is worth continuing.
Have a great
St. Nicholas Day,
St. Stephens Day,
Dies Natalis Solis Invicti,
Even have a happy Festivus, if you have a length of Aluminium Pole.
JUST BE HAPPY AND STAY FROSTY.
See you all in 2015.
Look for us on January 7th.