New Digs at Squaw

Guess my lucky number is five. Luna was insisting on finer accommodations in her/our “silver years”. It took a few years to locate a suitable place to reside… at least for the winter.

It’s just the right size for us and the location is nothing short of spectacular… if it’s not on fire.

First thing I did was set up the mobile studio. I am developing some new content and will be sharing it soonish. I would like some call ins on my podcast Integrity Radio to use for the next episode. Get the app and give me a call thru the app. It’s fun and easy!

I love to cook and this has been the biggest challenge living on the road. Now to find time to shop for fresh ingredients! Diner anyone?

And the second greatest challenge would definitely be staying freshly groomed. Luna even likes a bath now and then.

Small but easy to heat in the cold mountain evenings. Vaulted ceilings are great for hanging out. Necessary for monkey/wolf hybrids such as myself. Luna is pure 100% human… so she says.

The feature of this place that Luna immediately took full appriciation of, the porch. Don’t tell her it’s also a dogs favorite thing. She is so so stoked – and thusly am I.

And this is our view from the porch. The trailhead to the PCT is literally a stones throw away from our front door. Of course I could also take the ariel tram right to the trail.

Applying my wing chun has been an incredible journey. Teaching kung fu has been like living a dream come true. At this point of my life I also get to appreciate what my students have over the years. The fantastic experience of applying the art to living.

I am not going to dox anyone on this blog (lol) but I do want to extend a warm loving thanks to those of you that have helped me especially over the past 4 challenging years. If good things come to those who wait I’d have to say it was worth it. I hope you all will come out and train with me on Mondays and Tuesdays. The other days I am logging in 12-15 miles of night hiking in preparation to re-hike the PCT.

A Hui Hou – Sifu Z

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

Welcome Fellow Nomads

Z with Bob n co.

I’m not the least bit surprised at how well Bob’s next video was so well received. All the folks that work with him on the Cheaprvliving project are simply awesome in all their various efforts to promote the nomadic lifestyle.

What IS a surprise is how awesome and responsive the community at large has been to the interview. Out of the thousands of views and hundreds of comments not a single negative remark. This is unprecedented in internet history. You folks are spectacular.

Welcome to my home in the matrix. My passions are on full display. It is with great joy I offer my service to you in whatever capacity I am able.

Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa to you all. -Sifu Z

Dinosaur Rock Climbing

DinosaurRock is a beautiful climbing gem nestled at the gateway of Carson City Nevada. This is currently the area where I’m training Wing Chun and also rock climbing. If you’re interested in climbing or Wing Chun kung fu drop me a line and arrange for a session of fun and adventure.

FYI – I’m a NOLS graduate and have worked as a climbing guide over the years. Although I have done more free solo climbing than trad or sport, I’m putting more time into rope and gear use. Come on out and climb! If you’ve never climbed before I’ll be happy to teach you the fundamentals. CLIMBING!!!

Randi Johnny and Carl

My mentor James Randi was close friends with Johnny Carson and Carl Sagan. When I was living with Randi he was on the phone with them regularly. Their form of Wing Chun was intellectual. I often wonder how much more they may have accomplished if they actually trained in Wing Chun. Randi’s influence on the world of science and skepticism was profound. The work of manifesting humanity continues as we stand upon the shoulders of these giants.

Kali’s Wing Chun Roots

Here is a fantastic video that demonstrates Wing Chun as the foundation of its martial art. I will find and post other arts (such as krav magra, jiu jitsu, lua and muay thai) that have its origins in our art. We will also look into the Wing Chun strands of dna that run through many physical and intelectual endevours of humanity.