North Shore Wing Chun – Tahoe

The stage is set and now we go forth upon the adventure of gathering the players. It only seems appropriate to deem the next up and coming future warriors of humanity as – “North Shore Wing Chun” being a homage to the very first club on da North Shore in Haleiwa “North Shore Wing Chun Club” circa 1994.

I will most likely maintain similar rates as US Wing Chun so as to accommodate the fellow practitioners that visit Tahoe from the bay area. To start I will be offering Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7pm. We will add more training days as the group progresses.

Summer sessions will be in Tahoe City at a given outdoor location. Winter sessions will be held indoors. Those interested in signing up for classes should contact me directly via this site.

aloha, Sifu Z

North Lake Tahoe… Wing Chun?

Good morning from the North Shore of Tahoe. Hard to believe I started teaching Wing Chun on the North Shore of Oahu over 30 years ago. Time flys when you’re striving for humanity.

As it may occur there is a distinct possibility of opening a school in this region. I will keep you all posted as things develop. Have an amazing day!

Dymaxion VS Aptera

Bucky’s 1930 Dymaxion Vehicle

In the 1930s Buckminster Fuller invented the Dymaxion vehicle. The intention was to create a vehicle that would eventually be capable of being used as a land air and water craft. This vehicle, which was fully functional on land, I believe held 11 passengers and was capable of traveling over 100 miles an hour. Due to an unfortunate set of events this vehicle never went into full scale production. The whole story is worth looking into as is the life of Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller.

The Aptera Solar Vehicle

As we approach 2023 there is a company called Aptera that has created a similar vehicle with more modest aspirations. They are using solar and AI design to create an ultra high efficiency vehicle (currently classified as a motorcycle).

This is what I call Wing Chun design! Three points of contact, efficient use of energy and light weight. They even thought of boondocking!

Nothing Is Impossible

Such a statement is both a matter of fact and popular hyperbole. Sort of like a floor wax and a desert topping. Also reminds me of the “truth vs reality” conundrum.

As Physics Today dot org states: “Much of the ado about nothing turns out to have been merely verbal, arising from an understandable but faulty assumption that space empty of stuff—that is, the perceptible absence of matter in the familiar sense—is nothing. Contemporary physics tells us that nothing could be further from the truth.”

However. Remove the dualistic thought approach and there is an infinity of middle ground to be explored. Extreme athletes and above average intellectuals set a field that is rarely achieved by the mass majority. The implication of “impossible” is understood and our vernacular suits the ego of the status quo.

But much of what we perceive as “impossible” is more possible than our brains and emotion will permit. So sure – nothing does not exist… and nothing is impossible.

So when we are confronted with what seems to be impossible just remember. It ain’t no thang.Wing Chun!