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Monthly Archives: October 2012

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look closely – the walls are running with sweat

Not outside, the British weather did that all by itself, but inside. Even with the doors fully open the sweat was literally running down the walls at yesterday’s chi sao gathering in Redditch. Dread to think what it smells like today………

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wing chun kung fu Massive thanks to all four of the gentlemen pictured here, my own sifu, Sifu Shawn Rawclife, Sifu Colin Ward, Sifu John Brogden and Sifu Karl Stanley, for making the chi sao gathering yesterday in Redditch possible. All four organisations were well represented and everyone mingled seamlessly training alongside each other as it should be.

150 people from across the country filled the room, travelling from as far as  Yorkshire and Dorset. We even had an international flavour with folks making the trip from Wales…..

With well over a hundred people training in close proximity to each other for six hours it is testimony to the friendly and non confrontational approach encouraged by the chief instructors of the various groups represented that there was only one minor accident in the whole day and everyone had almost permanent smiles etched on their faces throughout the day.

It was great to see so many people with such a wide range of experiencewing chun chi sao in reeditch happilly training with each other, from almost total novices to seasoned instructors and it was a real privilledge to have had so many Sifus and senior students under one roof at the same time. Everyone who attended the day had a great time and I’m sure everyone is eagerly looking forward to the new year in anticipation of the next chi sao gathering.

A big thank you once again to everyone who came along and made it such an enjoyable day.

I’m sure that the saying always used to be never bring a knife to a gun fight…….maybe they were wrong. Interesting reflection on how quickly the gap closes in a real fight and how relying on a concealed weapon to even things up is a big mistake. I hear so many people say they carry this or that, from sprays to kubotans, to protect themselves.  As this fairly dated video shows unless you’ve got your self defence weapon in your hand already when the attack begins, you might as well forget it

Some common sense at last…….

More protection for householders – Yahoo! News UK

via More protection for householders – Yahoo! News UK.

wing chun calendarJust added a calendar to the Worcestershire Wing Chun Kuen web site. All class closures, events and such will be posted to keep you informed. Already added the chi sao gathering!!!