Apr/30/2004The Last shall be First<br>The Secret of effective Self-Defence
Extract from Grandmaster Kernspecht's new book, which is published this month and is a logical continuation of the book "Attack is the best Defence".Read more
Mar/30/2004Get rid of the misconception that you are free.
We do not see things as THEY are, we see them as WE are.Read more
Feb/29/2004Lau Chung Lek<br>or<br>Why (at the 3rd level*) we have to divide our attention
In the last editorial, when I wrote about the proud Cadillac owner with the 44 cm upper arms who was able to observe himself, recognise his aggression and control it in time, I promised that this month I would discuss the technique of so-called divided attention“, or how to avoid identifying and forgetting oneself.Read more
Jan/31/2004WARNING: How aggression can arise
Grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht uses day-to-day situations to illustrate how violence can escalate. What goes on inside a person (man) who easily loses his temper?Read more
Dec/30/2003About Salt-strewers, elbow-users and those who try to get their way by any means.
"Do as you would be done by" expresses an approach taken by Confucius 2500 years ago in his teachings about the due measure and centre of things (Jung Yung), has become a common saying and may also be found in the Bible. To some it is the so-called "golden rule". But who really understands this universal path to harmonious co-existence, and who is able to follow it consistently?Read more
Nov/30/2003Can everybody change?
You cannot do what you want
while you don't know what you are doing.
We always find ourselves in the same situations with the same types of people, are always confronted by the same problems and always have the same negative experiences. How can we free ourselves from all this?Read more
Oct/31/2003We learn to fight so that we don't have to.
My thanks to all those members, students, colleagues and also followers of other styles who have given me friendly encouragement to continue writing regularly about topics relating to the 3rd level of WingTsun, i.e. “inner Kung Fu“. Some have asked me when I discovered my “bent“ for these aspects.Read more
Sep/30/2003The mark of a master is how he controls himself.
Jisheng-Tze trained fighting cocks for the king. After ten days the king asked him whether his cock was ready to fight yet. "Not yet", he answered, "the cock is still full of aggression and pride." After another ten days the king asked again, and Jisheng-Tze answered: "Not yet. He is still sensitive to shadows and noises." ...Read more
Aug/29/2003Concerning so-called turns, elbows, mottos and the fact that we can know nothing
We are constantly asked about the correct (!) turning angle, and people expect us to give a clear answer indicating the number of degrees etc.Read more
Jul/30/2003On the impossiblity of giving something if the recipient has no receptable for it yet.
But in fact these are merely showy superficialities (though admittedly interesting and helpful), e.g. the position of the thumb during Fook-Sao.Read more