Me on 2014 July 21 practicing a basic Hung Gar force training method called Double Stabilizing Golden Bridge.
Egad, looks like WordPress has changed a bit on me, especially the user interface for writing a new post. Let’s see how long it takes for me to get used to this one.
Anyways, as I mentioned last time, I began learning Hung Gar kung fu from Sifu Dexter Parker in Peoria. Being that he comes from a traditional school, naturally, he assessed my stances and footwork before giving me exercises to work on in order to develop force.
Hey all! Been a long while since I last updated. I can put the blame for that on a few things: laziness (obviously) and finishing my first year of medical school.
An amazing thing that I learnt was that there is a Hung Gar school in Peoria! Sifu Dexter Parker runs the Trinity Training Center in Peoria, IL and teaches Hung Gar (through Grandmaster Kwong Wing Lam, who would now be my sigung) and Kuntao-Silat (afraid I don’t know the specifics of that lineage).
I’ve been keeping a training journal of the few lessons I’ve had so far and will be aiming to transfer things over to here shortly, so watch this space!
As an aside, second year of medical school starts up in the beginning of August (and I have my Step 1 exam to take next May), so updates may be a bit sporadic (for certain definitions of “a bit”). See you folks soon!