The following post is a personal essay my student Mariano Wechsler. He shares his sensory experience of “becoming WingChun”:
Root down, branch out.
I drive my legs to the ground rooting myself down in the Earth. Like an old Oak sucking water from deep among the soil, I draw the energy from my feet into my legs and up to my torso to deliver power through my arms.
This pulse of energy passes through my body again and again like waves crashing ashore, one after the next.
I exhale sharply at the end of each movement as every muscle locks in clock-like synchrony. Continue reading
I’m really looking forward to my WingChun teacher’s upcoming visit for our Spring Event Series! Who is he? Founder and Grandmaster of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW), Sifu Klaus Brand.
Have fun, learn lots!
Twice a year, we host Sifu here at the US Headquarters in Berkeley. Once a year, we escape with him into the local beauty of Northern California for our Spring Camp. On April 16-17, we’ll be returning to one of the most inspiring spots in the San Francisco Bay Area — the Marin Headlands within the Golden Gate National Recreational Area.
Life is fleetingly short, with rare moments during which we are illuminated by true passion. This is one of them! Be literally ignited to the bone by an authentic embodiment of actualized human potential. Will you take the chance that otherwise passes forever? Continue reading