Heavy Elbow Triceps and Bicep Curls

(Part 5 of 5) I also use the heavy elbow concept or technique for standing tricep push downs and bicep curls. For the standing tricep pushdown: start position while keeping core engaged. Grasp the bar or rope with a somewhat loose grip. I tell clients to drive their...

Wing Chun “Heavy Elbows” Meets Strength Training

(Part 4 of 5) Jin Young uses the term “heavy” all of the time, in regard to your elbows. The concept helps you position your arms in the most efficient place for blocks and strikes. It prevents you from using your shoulder and traps excessively. Heavy...

Unlearn Your Mistakes: A Wing Chun Principle

(Part 3 of 5) Ever hear that phrase “Unlearn everything you have learned? Well it’s true in this form of martial art. I give Jin a lot of credit for putting up with us newbies. If you understood the art, you know how frustrating it must have been for him...

Simple is Difficult: A Wing Chun Principle

(Part 2 of 5) The difficulty in Wing Chun is actually the simplicity in it. Imagine standing at your kitchen sink washing dishes. You are alone in your own thoughts and then someone sneaks up right behind you and screams really loud. Most people would react by...

Introducing Jin Young and Wing Chun

(Part 1 0f 5) I have had the good fortune to cross paths and train with Jin Young who is considered to be one of the best Wing Chun practitioners and instructors today. In fact Jin is invited to many Wing Chun schools all over the world to teach his methodologies and...

Fitness Crazed

I recently read an article in the New York Times titled “Fitness Crazed”. The article claims that all NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) trainers believe in avoiding barbell lifts in favor of using only wobble boards and stability balls. I am...