FIST LOGIC, VIDEO

INTENTION.

 

 

 

Whatever we think we are doing when we do any Form, without a genuine feedback loop that allows us to experience it, we are not doing what we think we are. It should be very obvious that we only think we are doing it.

 

When we look closely at our Forms and simply reference them against themselves, “NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER BUT EACH UNTO ITSELF” we find that the information delivered by any Form is laid out pretty much in its entirety in the first one or two sequences.

From there on in it is a case of rinse and repeat, look at it from a different perspective, use both arms instead of just one, work one side then the other, essentially we try to get a 360-degree view of a single move and not as is sometimes thought to learn several different moves in different phases, planes and locations.

We can only understand this when we ‘SEE’ what we are doing.

Seeing what we are doing is not that easy as it turns out.

To quote Anaïs Nin…

“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are”.

How I relate to the work is as much about me as the work itself.

The very IDEA that to me my training is in the world of “WORK” places it in a specific environment with specific outcome expectations.

Somewhat diametrically I advise my students to start by “PLAYING” in their training.

What differentiates ‘WORK’ from ‘PLAY’?

What differentiates ‘TRAINING’ from ‘FIGHTING’?

What differentiates ‘REAL’ from ‘IMAGINARY’?

What differentiates ‘PRACTICAL’ from ‘IMPRACTICAL’?

“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are”.

The difference is INTENT.

Why are we doing what we are doing?

I know quite a few people that say they do not practice Wing Chun for violence, which is fine.

But if the ‘INTENTION’ attached to the training is not to fight why would our brain pick this method to defend ourself in a dangerous situation?

During this ‘Lock-down’, the one thing we can all do is think deeply about what we do, why we do it and why we think it will work when we need it to.

Whatever we think we are doing when we do any Form, any drill, without a genuine feedback loop that allows us to experience it, we are not doing what we think we are. It should be very obvious that we only think we are doing it.

Read that sentence again and give it some thought.

 

 

There are never any right or wrong answers, everything is a personal choice, if it all goes egg-shaped we have no one else to point the finger at than ourselves.

And the choices we made a long time before the ‘Brown Got Airborne’.

 

WORK ON YOUR WEAKNESS.

PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTH.

 

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