Wing Chun: Philosophy, Forms, Techniques, and Movies

Wing Chun

Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art made famous around the world by the late Bruce Lee. Ask any practitioner about what motivated them to study the art, and the martial arts movie star will inevitably be mentioned, often sooner rather than later. Bruce Lee did a great service to the world martial arts community by bringing Wing Chun into the spotlight, as its philosophy and techniques are worth knowing for any fighter. In this article, we’ll take a look at the often murky history behind the style, as well as the techniques and forms unique to it. Let’s get started!

History

Not much is known concerning the history of the art, except for the myth told by one of its most famous practitioners, and Bruce Lee’s teacher, Yip Man. According to the venerated grandmaster, the story began with the young woman Yim Wing Chun, who lived in Southern China during the period when the Qing Dynasty destroyed the temples of the Southern Shaolin. A local w

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My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn – Book Review

Title and Author: My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn

Synopsis of Content:

This is a compilation of the essentials from Jim Rohn’s books and talks spanning several decades. It was put together and published by Vic Johnson who also wrote the Forward. Johnson was a student of his work and has become an accomplished author, speaker and motivational expert in his own right.

The content of this little book is pure Jim Rohn. There is nothing new here, and he would have approved. He often said that when it came to the fundamentals there was never anything “new”.

The book covers many of Rohn’s choice stories. They include lessons he learned from his mentor as well as lessons he learned on his own. He celebrates the American Ladder of Success and discusses the unique opportunities available to anyone in America to build wealth.

There are chapters on productivity

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Why I Value A Charlotte Mason Philosophy

Charlotte Mason predominantly believed in the over-all ‘training’ of a child, educating the whole child, and how to positively parent children. However, the main goal that she desired to accomplish…is to never stray far from spiritual matters. This is what gave her method its life, hope and purpose. Miss Mason taught us that we, as educators of our children, need to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in all the we do, say, hear and teach. Charlotte Mason once said that “such a recognition of the work of the Holy Spirit as the educator of mankind, in things intellectual as well as things moral and spiritual, gives us new thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven, a sense of harmony in our efforts and of acceptance of all that we are.”

Charlotte Mason lived in a time during the late 1800s when children were not really considered as ‘whole persons.” Children were more accepted if they were seen, but not heard. They were taught to speak on

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Yoruba Philosophy

Yoruba people settled in Ile-Ife thousands of years ago led by Oduduwa.

Understanding Yoruba Philosophy

The compound ‘Yoruba philosophy’ stands for the comprehensive philosophical doctrine of Yoruba people, on issues of logic, ethics, epistemology, or metaphysics.

Yoruba people have moral philosophy, religion based, that embraces` principle of higher unity.

To the Yoruba people, “Ori” literally means “head” in English, occupies the centre of sacredness and holds the body’s destiny, all other parts of the body answerable to it.

Yoruba philosophy regards the universe as consisting of two eternal realities: Ori and Emi-

To the Yoruba, Ori means head, idea, reason, intellect, courage, will, reason, mind, spirit or temper.

-Emi means breath, life, ghost, soul, or conscious self.

Yoruba philosophy regards the universe as consisting of two eternal realities.

The Yorubas

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The Most Important Questions to Guide a Real Wellness Philosophy and Lifestyle

INTRODUCTION

Philosophers, poets, and many others, whether erudite and celebrated or ordinary in the sense of blending in with the general population, long have pondered life’s persistent questions. This is how humans guide their way through life. Doing so is, of course, something of a luxury, a privilege primarily for those fortunate enough to have secured basic needs, such as ample food, shelter, education, safety and a good measure of leisure. Even under favorable circumstances, however, sorting out the mysteries and possibilities, and reaching satisfactory and effective decisions about existential questions, is among the hardest of challenges humans struggle to master.

In our time, an awareness of and commitment to REAL wellness lifestyles is likely to bring such matters to the forefront of priorities. In the course of thinking and acting upon ways to boost mental and physical wellbeing, it’s only natural to contemplate destiny-shaping

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What is Your EFL / ESL English Teaching Philosophy?

The Interview

The interview seemed to be going along okay. Then the Director asked, “So what is your philosophy of teaching English?”

“My philosophy of teaching?” The TEFL interviewee twisted in her seat, tugging at the collar of a blouse that was suddenly too tight. She felt water running down her back. A certain dampness coated her palms.

“Yes. Do you have a philosophy of teaching?” the director repeated. The interview had taken a distinctive downturn. Top positions paying top dollars require top professionals.

“Well, I’m not really sure what you mean.” the teacher responded. “I can tell you what I do in my classes, what materials I use and how I interact with the students. Is that what you mean?”

No, that’s NOT what the Language Institute Director meant. The interview ended. So did the teacher’s prospects at that high-level institution.

Philosophy of Education

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The Philosophy of Death

When we die, where do we go? Does the soul leaves the body and rises towards the light?

Energy is a form of Qi or life force and it flows within all living things. In Chinese Astrology and the other art of metaphysics such as Feng Shui, Qi is the life force that create us human beings. According to science, energy cannot be destroyed but it can be transformed.

When we die, the energy takes another form and once it leaves the body, the Qi of the dead can influence the descendants through the location and facing direction of the burial plot. With the help of a Feng Shui master, the dead can be a source of beneficial Qi for the living. In other words, our ancestors are a force to be reckon with if the Qi of their burial grounds are harnessed according to the land form.

From another perspectives other than metaphysics, we can also look at energy as transformative from a philosophical angle. People sees death as an escape from a cruel world and the suffering of the p

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The Philosophy of the Novel – ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus

The universal theme of absurdism widespread in social life situation has been agreeably symbolized in the novel “The Outsider”. The hypothesis of absurdism has been imitated throughout the novel with the characterization of Meursault. In this context, Albert Camus considers the philosophy of the novel as lonely and sensual by highlighting Meursault’s characteristics in light of absurdism and existentialism. As an innermost theme of the story, Meursault has been focussed as a murderer of an innocent Arab without having any reasonable ground.

On an effective trial, the court sentenced him death penalty. The focal point of the story is to commit crime and its punishment which is justifiable in the eye of law. As an outsider, the author has pointed out some social defects with which social absurdism have been revitalised. The Outsider is a novel written by Albert Camus, an Algerian-born author and truth-seeker. The account is centred on Meursault, who at the out

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The Philosophy of Deflowering a Virgin

An Act of God or Passion

I am going to pen a few thoughts which I want to get over. I am going to touch on the moral and emotional aspects of deflowering a virgin. Is it wrong, especially if you have no plans to marry her and would like to list this act as a conquest? The answer can be under two heads. Either you believe in religious dogma and feel it’s wrong or you are a liberated man and see it as a natural act of fulfillment.

All girls are virgins at some stage and that is the essence of the argument. Somebody will take her virginity, not necessarily the man who will marry her. It could be an act of seduction by an older man or a bout of passion with a boyfriend. Even in India many girls lose their virginity before marriage. As for me in many visits to abroad, never came across a single virgin. In America very few girls will wait till marriage to be deflowered.

Having accepted this argument, I see no reason if the chance is there for an older man t

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The Genesis of Philosophy

The genesis of philosophy can be observed across a wide range of human interests such as religion, creative arts, education and economy. In its very essence, philosophy involves unique belief systems that refine the conditions and thoughts pertaining to life, growth and death. Philosophers are considered to be wise visionaries and thinkers who suffered the tragedy of being labeled ‘eccentric’ or ‘ridiculous’ for their unique pattern of thoughts during their lifespan. Most philosophers were unappreciated during their lifetime.

The genesis of philosophy began with the Roman and Greek philosophers, at around 600 BC. Philosophy evolved when men began to question their purpose on earth. There are several schools of thoughts to philosophy.

The Genesis of Philosophy: Theories

Important philosophical theories that comprise the Genesis of Philosophy include:

* Rationalism: It propounded that human beings are intellectual creatures who have

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