Homage friday: Fist of Fury

Apparently we do not live in a black and white world as assumed. Different nationalities were discriminated as much as the civil rights movement, etc. Fist of Fury was one of the martial arts classics which performed like so. Bruce Lee has made a huge impact in the martial arts culture. This scene is perhaps one of the classic fighting scenes ever. I’m all about peace and prosperity, but you had to feel him. if you messed my teacher up and disrespect my school, I would be mad too lol #jussaying. Anyway


Happy Bday Ho-sung Pak

Today is the bday of the martial artist/actor/stuntsman, Ho sung Pak. Many people would know him from the first 2 Mortal Kombat games as Liu Kang, national martial arts champion, starred in WMAC masters to name a few. He has influenced people to martial arts from video games to the big screen (kinda wish he was in the motion picture). Happy Birthday my martial arts brethren! here are so clips of Ho Sung from back in the day! Like Steve Ho (the asian conan) says, “Respect ya O.G.’s! osu!!

Prof.Eric “Gomani’ Jefferson’s Seminar

A great friend of mine happened to have a martial arts seminar at the downtown YMCA. The whole concept of the seminar was to develop a couple of effortless techniques to defend yourself in a hostile environment.

Sensitivity (key component in wing chun) builds brain memory to provide second natural reaction . Once you are completely confident with your block/striking, you should rarely have a fear of getting hit. However, if you never use to taking a strike, I suggest you spar more lol.  Over all the seminar was good for those seeking to learn self-defense and add something new to your arsenal.

Gomani explaining his concept

His martial arts certificate

True Story: Gomani and I were not always on the best terms. In fact, we were like rivals as teenagers. Two people from different schools, backgrounds, and strong sense of pride (in the art) can really cause friction. Ironically, for several years I wanted to squash the beef. Instead, I didn’t want to be the loser of this battle.  Sometimes the people who tend to help you at your worse moments of your life suddenly appears for support really shows who they really are. Sometimes you can’t put a price on genuine support; You have to be realistic about situations and let your pride go.

Pride can often burn bridges from reaching your true potential. We all can learn from each other. The love for the martial arts has caused a greater bond towards helping one another opposed to destroying each other. osu!