Wing Chun is not a collection of techniques

After having written several articles on martial arts in general, I thought it might be a good idea to write an article about a topic that is close to my heart.Lately I have come across a few articles, videos, pod casts that are highlighting the use of...

The “I want to be like that” syndrome

Recently I was speaking with a friend who had the opportunity to travel to China for a world martial arts competition.He was very happy to recount his experience abroad. One such encounter was a tale of having met a very impressive and colourful...

Thoughts on Sparring

Can sparring be used to accurately evaluate your combat skills in a real violent encounter?That is the question, here are my thoughts.There are a few things that must be understood in order to evaluate any drill or exercise. And that is exactly what...

Choosing a Martial Art

Where to begin, I have so much to clarify I don’t know where to start.Training in the martial arts opens a door into a confusing and multifaceted world of methods that are called styles. All of which don’t necessarily lead to the same place.But most people...

Martial arts training defined

With all the different training methods out there, combative martial arts, reality based martial arts, traditional martial arts to name a few types, I thought it might be useful to identify the different training areas within them and define what they are...

Martial arts forms practice, useful or useless?

Recently I had the opportunity to listen to a PodCast that was a debate between two opposing viewpoints on whether or not martial arts forms had any value.It is a controversial topic to be sure.Both parties had valid arguments that supported their point of...

Identifying the free hand

There is saying within oriental martial arts, that translates into meaning “the free hand hits”!At first it appears pretty straight forward. If the hand is free it should hit, simple enough right?Simple! Yes and complex at the same time. Here is what I...

The Center line

This is a term that is used across many disciplines in the world of martial arts. Many use it in reference to an imaginary line somewhere on the human body. Depending on the discipline it is used to identify or clarify a concept, tactic or area. None are...

Style VS Method

Style is individual! The representation of one’s expression, creativity and natural attributes. It is not to be copied or taught.Method is a standard! It is a procedure of attaining a specific goal. A method can be shared and used by many in the attainment...

Introduction

Hello,My name is Robert Teske and I have been training in the world of martial arts since I have been 9 years old.I have learnt many things from many sources some good and some not so good. I have followed, investigated and researched the way of martial...