“It doesn’t matter if I’ve used Kung fu in a real situation. You have to do your own training. If I have or I haven’t you still have to do the hard work.”
Sifu Matt and some of the guys went to see Rok Teasley, a student at the academy, perform in MacSith. After the show, Sifu and the students did a little demo for the cast.
It was a great night. The play was wonderful and sharing martial arts info with true enthusiasts was a lot of fun.
We talked about the origins of ving tsun – myths and likely realities.
Red Boat Opera and how ving tsun if applied to MacSith would have made the play way too short by making the fight scenes happen too darn quick!
We also shot a little video, 8 short clips, which you can catch on YouTube.
Thanks so much to Orion Couling, director of MacSith and Rok Teasley for inviting us in. Break a leg you guys!
Every week, we spend time making sure the more advanced students get the chance to dig into their training and really see where the rubber meets the road. How do they apply techniques under increasing levels of pressure. Before anyone dons protective gear, they try things out slow and gradually build up speed. Everything is analyzed and examined. What works? Why does it work? What didn’t work and why not? Take it apart. Break it down. Make your ving tsun your own.
Sifu means business. You can see it in his face.
Robert and Chris