An Approach for Beginners Starting Wushu

An Approach for Beginners Starting Wushu

Looking back at my history with wushu I often find myself thinking about what I might have done differently if I knew then what I know now.  I think of this both in terms of my current development, but also in terms of when I’m coaching students. As a coach you want...
How to Maintain Your Motivation for Training

How to Maintain Your Motivation for Training

The other day I received an e-mail from a friend back in the U.S.  They were discussing their increasing lack of motivation to train in wushu.  Some of it was related to feeling they had started too late, or a lack of involvement in the school by other students or...
The Four Phases of Wushu Training

The Four Phases of Wushu Training

Edit: This article was originally titled “The Phases of Our Life”. (16-Mar-2013) I had a thought about my wushu training today (or was it last night?). The thought was, that there are different phases to training, and depending on what phase you’re in,...
What style of martial arts should you learn?

What style of martial arts should you learn?

You know … I had some pretty amazing insights earlier today during my walk down to the beach and back, but now I can’t remember them. I was thinking “Wow .. I should totally write about that in my journal.” Oh well … how annoying. Anyway,...
How wushu fulfills our basic needs

How wushu fulfills our basic needs

Tonight SCWA put on a demonstration at a local restaurant. I’ve put up pictures from the event in my gallery. In a nutshell, it was pretty fun. Got to put a few more sweat stains on my new silk. Got to pretend that I know fanzi quan. Got to make the ground move...
Lessons Learned from the 2000 U.S. Wushu Nationals

Lessons Learned from the 2000 U.S. Wushu Nationals

Today was my first wushu class back since Nationals. We really took it easy. Each of the people who competed worked with a couple of the beginners in the class, watching them and working with them on their basics and forms. I helped one guy with his slap kick and...