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EARLE'S ACADEMY VING CHUN KUEN

CREATE A HABIT: LIVING THE KUNGFU LIFESTYLE

Sifu Kevin, what is the meaning of the saying "Kungfu is a way of life"? How can one live this kungfu way of life in the modern world?

What does it mean? Well, I will begin by stating what I believe it doesn't mean. I don't believe that one must become a Buddhist, or shave one’s head, or live in a monastery, or wear yellow robes, or learn the Chinese language, recite mantras, sit facing a wall or that type of thing to live a kungfu lifestyle.

 

I do believe it means to instil kungfu principles into ones habits.

 

For example; In training one learns to use good posture. One should carry that posture over into everyday living, not leave it behind in class.

 

One is taught to face the enemy square on, yet learns to be flexible, and that is how one should deal with daily affairs.

 

With Wing Chun one learns to relax - so one should use that skill to let go of the stresses one may be faced with in other areas of day to day living.

 

One learns to treat their training partners with respect; therefore one should equally respect all persons they interact with in their daily life.

 

Such principles are developed through regularity, so one must practise daily to instil good habits.

 

And above all one must have loyalty.

 

Those, for me, are some examples of what it means to live a kungfu lifestyle.

Kevin Earle

ARTICLES

"21 Years in Wing Chun" - Sifu Red remembers his first contact with Wing Chun.

"Finding Wing Chun" - Sifu Awatea - his beginning in the Art that has taken him into China, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong.

"Invincible Ving Chun" - About the art of Invincibility.

"KungFu History" - Dispelling a myth and recounting some real Kungfu facts & history.

"KungFu Lifestyle" - How can one live a Kungfu lifestyle?

"Legend Of Wing Chun" -Ving Chun is simply defined.

"Little Ideas" .. frequently updated; thoughtful and inspirational ideas from members.

"Memories" ... a Wing Chun Sifu shares his impressions of his training days with Sifu Kevin.

"Schoolboy Interview" ... over 25 years ago a schoolboy interviewed Sifu Kevin.

"Sifu Net" ... Sifu Net And The Wing Chun Riddle. A must read.

"Siu Nim Tao" - Sifu Beau gives this followup to his 2011 workshops in NZ.

"Treasure Lost" ... the remarkable life of Huloo Loo-Chi Hu. 2 videos & articles.

"Wing Chun History" ... A legendary history of Wing Chun Kuen.

"Wing Chun History NZ" ... The real history of Wing Chun in New Zealand

"Wing Chun Master" ...only known interview with Wing Chun GrandMaster Choy Siu Kwong

"Women In Wing Chun" ... The 'First Lady' of Wing Chun - Karen Armstrong