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 Anchor.fm 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

The Vortex of Hell

I am seemingly at the vortex of hell. The Sierra’s are staying at about 88* while the surrounding areas are literally on fire. The most current Mosquito Fire is less than 2 hours west of my location. The winds are blowing to the Northeast so the smoke is not yet effecting our area. However the sky is a bit hazy with smoke and a slight wind change could alter air quality for the worse.

The nearby river is a good place to stay cool during times like these. I make sure Luna stays in the shallow end. She is not a buoyant dog. I hope you all are finding a way to stay cool and keeping out of harms way. A challange for us all. Aloha – Sifu Z n Luna

What In The World!

I came across this creature last night and I’m not sure what it was. My guess is a porcupine… maybe? It was huge about the size of my dog and fearless.

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!