Brennan Translation Review: TWO-PERSON SET (TAIJI SANSHOU DUIDA)

This is a continuing series in which I read the translations of Paul Brennan’s Translations. This text is written by Chen Yanlin, I found somewhat of a bio on him. Follow the link for the full version: Born in 1906, Master Chen Kung—a. k.a., Yearning K. Chen and Chen Yen-lin—passed away in Shanghai, China, in … More Brennan Translation Review: TWO-PERSON SET (TAIJI SANSHOU DUIDA)

Forms Are Useless Part 2

In the first part, I covered the definition of a form with the ultimate definition being ‘a sequence of movements combined together to express an artistic stylization of combat.’  Now, as a writer I made the simple mistake of not exactly pointing out that definition, which was the point of examining different definitions.  There are … More Forms Are Useless Part 2

Forms Are Useless Part 1

Alright, that may perhaps be a bit sensational and attention-grabbing, but while I have it, I’d like to examine forms for a moment. I may not find forms useless because if I did, I wouldn’t do them, I’d stick with the barest minimum of movements that tend to be the highest percentage in a fight … More Forms Are Useless Part 1

Stretching Vs. Pandiculation – What’s the difference and why does it matter?

https://wp.me/p5JEyK-4D Some interesting information, thanks Chris Jurak for the link. Some thoughts on this regarding strength and mobility: I have often considered a more mindful approach to stretching and mobility for several years. Many people who attempt stretches, get into certain positions, hold for a few seconds. This gets them nowhere and eventually they stop, … More Stretching Vs. Pandiculation – What’s the difference and why does it matter?