FIST LOGIC

HERE IS AN IDEA.

Today’s Wing Chun is a Western Martial Art that may benefit from being looked at through Western thinking.

PODCAST. https://anchor.fm/derek-john-evans/episodes/HERE-IS-AN-IDEA-ev6ai2

In Cantonese the Sil Lim Tao translates to ‘The Way Of The Little Idea’

It is a method for experiencing and exploring the ‘Little Idea’.

It is not the ‘Little Idea’.

Think about that for a moment.

It is not the ‘Little Idea’.

Eastern-thinking, philosophy, is very different from Western-thinking, philosophy.

When considering the Sil Lim Tao would we do well to consider the parable of “The finger pointing at the Moon”?

When speaking of the Sil Lim Tao would we do well to consider the Dao de Ching that states “The way that can be spoken of is not the true way“?

When practising Sil Lim Tao would we do well to consider “PU”, “the uncarved block,” a state of pure potential which is the primordial condition of the mind before the arising of experience?

This would be how to engage the Sil Lim Tao by way of Eastern thought.

In 2021, there are more Western-educated Wing Chun students than there are Eastern-educated Wing Chun students.

Today’s Wing Chun is a Western Martial Art that may benefit from being looked at through Western thinking.

I have always held the opinion that the Sil Lim Tao is a window and not a mirror, as with all windows, there are many ways of looking through it.

For example, look up, look down, look left, look right, look straight ahead.

Only a fool would ignore this and use the window just to study their reflection.

Especially hour after hour, week after week, year in year out as is often the practice.

If we choose to engage some Western thinking to observe the Sil Lim Tao where should we start?

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” Albert Einstein.

The Sil Lim Tao is a lesson, not a teacher.

“Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth”. Karl Ludwig Börne

Learn the Form, then forget the Form.

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have”.  Emile Chartier

Especially when it is a ‘Little Idea’.

But with the proliferation of so many Wing Chun Movies, yes there is another on the way and from what shorts I have seen it is even sadder and sillier than Ip Man 3, perhaps this bloke nailed it.

“Right now it’s only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.”  Woody Allen.

HOKKA HEY.

WHAT KIND OF DAY IS IT?

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