I watch my own videos often. I think it is important to review your work and attempt to make improvements. In my own head I make perfect sense. However, when I review my content, I am made more than aware of the short comings of my communication skills. There is a reason why most people do not voice their thoughts and ideas on YouTube. They don’t want to come off looking like an idiot. I know – I often watch my videos thinking “fuck I sure am an idiot”.
So why do I do it? And why have I been doing it for so long (since 1994 at least)? Most complex ideas or concepts are difficult for even good communicators to convey. Noam Chomsky also warns us against the eloquent speaker (think Obama). The challenge of communicating the art of Wing Chun is monumental. I hope to at the very least be one of many that attempt to extol the profound virtues of our art in relation to attaining our humanity. Ip Man, Chris Chan, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Lee, Robert Downey Jr., Nicholas Cage, Donny Yen and many many more have committed a great deal of their lives being exponents of Wing Chun. It truly takes a village.
Enjoy this playlist and refer back to it as I add new videos. I am open to your ideas and advice on how I can make my videos better and more beneficial to you. Even if I am unable to fulfill your requests right away, I keep your feedback close to heart and mind. As I acquire more time and resource I will be more capable of putting the required effort towards making great videos and music that will entertain, educate and inspire… me, as much as you! lol 😆 – Sifu Z
Circumstances have me rather – working arduously, or attempting to get more than four hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. This means my ability to do anything else, including teach Wing Chun, is extremely challenging.
However, I remain loyal to my long term students. In kung fu, this is historically known as a teachers closed door era of teaching.
Creating posting, and even more importantly, managing content online is a full-time job, one in which at the moment I simply do not have time for. So for this reason, I ask my beloved students to simply contact me directly via the plethora of methods available. Simply request a lesson, be it live or within the archives.
Once the opportunity arises, or when I can find someone to help me tackle the task, I will update the Patreon offerings. This will include creating archives. As long as the footage is not corrupted my Wing Chun archive dates all the way back to 1994. Currently, this is a treasure trove for my most dedicated students.
I hope this post sees you all in good health and spirits during these challenging times. Any potential new students interested in training with us can begin the process by interacting with our current content available to the public.
To everyone reading this post that would like to join me in participating in the greatest art form known to humanity – online reciprocality is the Internets currency. Our very online success relies upon it. Like, share, comment and subscribe to all of our content. Do not be a passive consumer. Be proactive in creating the change we all want to see. Trust me – together with Wing Chun, we can and will help to create a better world now and into the future for our children. – Sifu Z
ps- In the end when all is said and done – all you are left with in life is the love and integrity you have struggled to create. It is the only thing you can take with you.