Art of Kung Fu Basketball

I had an interesting revelation the other day. I’ve been going and playing basketball with a friend here at school. He is 38, and I think and what people would consider “in shape” (weight lifter, etc). He is probably a little better than me at basketball. Anyway, we have been playing for a while. The…

ART OF SURVIVAL

I’m writing this in the car on the way back from a week vacation in the mountains of Oklahoma. This was a much needed break in the middle of some of the most arduous and time consuming courses of medical school. It let me take some time to considered my life, where I’ve come, what…

The Running Man

Being separated from my kung fu family has been harder than I anticipated. While I’ve always been one to push myself, it’s so much better to have support and motivation from others. I have really started dissecting my training and trying to find new ways to push myself and reach the next level. While most…

How Far Does the Fu Go?

From: Adam Date: Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:27 AM Subject: How Far Does the Fu Go? To: Sifu Sifu!! I was out for my run and saw a huge Rottweiler several blocks up. He was by the front door of a house and I was trying to discern the situation. I popped out my…

Kung Fu in Action

As Kung Fu students we train our bodies for many reasons and while these may be different for every person, self defense has always been a big part why I train so hard. I don’t believe in fighting and certainly think walking away or running like a scared first grader is the best line of…

Blinded Me With Science…

One day as I was playing chi sau and trying to use techniques I knew from my forms, I began to wonder why we are so precisely instructed on the hand and foot movements. I mean the self defense aspects of Kung Fu are simply to deal with the attacker quickly. Why so much attention…