Developing skill not force

It is the easiest thing for a non Wing Chun person to watch someone playing Chi Sau and think,

“What the hell are you two doing?”

Well I know what we are not doing, fighting, so to me, when someone tries to comment that Chi Sau would not win you a fight, firstly this is like someone shouting at a banana because it is not an apple (I do hope you get that idea?), and secondly I would say that the person making such a comment, clearly does not know what Chi Sau is about.

We all know that Chi Sau is 100% NOT a fight, but it does have all the aspects of a fight (as explained in the video below) and is more a game of refinement rather than sparring.

What I mean by this is that when looking at my Sifu, Master Ip Chun, I have heard such stupid things as, ‘Anyone could beat him‘ and ‘What doesn’t the guy just whack him?‘ or, the most important and most misunderstood would be, ‘He’s got nothing’.

This my dear friends, this is the ultimate of what we are searching for, well in the case of this blog it is.

When you are talking about a 5’3″, 98 year old man, weighing less than 7st dripping wet, MOST people could pick him up and throw him!

BUT, if you want to roll, and discover the most finite detailing within his positions and energies, then to me you could not find a better Master

So, to the title of this blog:

Training for NOTHING in Chi Sau

This is of course, explained in the video below and is mainly looking at the understanding of balance within your game, I do hope you find this interesting and get something from it.

Thank you for watching.

Uncategorized Wing Chun


Centerline Advantage—To defend against a hand attack in the proper Wing Chun manner—that is, by using Angle Structure to overcome greater force—the student must instinctively combine some aspects of the Centerline Theory and apply them instinctively with proper technique, power, and timing in one smooth motion supported by the appropriate footwork to create optimum Centerline Advantage. For example, when an opponent launches a punch that the Wing Chun fighter perceives as a horizontal pyramid, the Wing Chun fighter quickly and instinctively “sizes up” the situation and recognizes the punch’s pyramid structure. He processes that information while projecting the Defense Pyramid he believes is most appropriate for the position. Because the Wing Chun practitioner is always aware of the Centerline, he already knows where to direct his defense hand’s energy: to a point between the tip of the Attack Pyramid and the Centerline. By doing so, he combines the concept of the deflective reaction of two colliding pyramids with awareness of the Centerline Plane, which tells him which direction to guide that deflection.

The term “Centerline Advantage” is defined as having the tip of your Defense or Attack Pyramid between the end of your opponent’s pyramid and the Centerline. To defeat an attack structurally, the defender must wedge the tip of the appropriate Defense Pyramid between two points: the end of the opponent’s Attack Pyramid and the Centerline. This method requires the least amount of muscular strength, relying instead on the Cutting Angle and deflective power of the pyramid to achieve the winning position geometrically. Whoever can get the tip of their Attack or Defense Pyramid between the appropriate coordinates wins. Suppose your pyramid is pointing down and in. In that case, it will point up and out, giving you Centerline Advantage if the tip of your pyramid also points down and in. This Centerline Advantage position is also known as “Inside Centerline.” However, it does not necessarily mean that the defender’s hand is inside the attacker’s hand, only that the defender “has the line”—that is, he has his hand between the opponent’s technique and the Centerline.

Changing the Line- Physically moving a mighty attack pyramid off the Centerline as quickly as in the Chee Don Sau example is not always possible. When an attack is so powerful that the Defense Pyramid cannot move it off the line, it is necessary to take other precautions to avoid being hit. Suppose the Attack Pyramid cannot be moved off the Centerline. In that case, the Centerline can quickly move away from the attack. Consider the Attack Pyramid and the Centerline, which must be manipulated in proper Wing Chun defense. Suppose the defense hand is placed on the attack hand but cannot move that hand away from the Centerline. In that case, the defender has the option of shifting the position of the Centerline itself rather than attempting to move the attack away from its intended path. All he has to do is change the endpoint of his side of the Centerline Plane by moving his own Motherline. He has moved to a position where his own Defense Pyramid now falls between the tip of the Attack Pyramid and the new line created by his stance movement, resulting in the same Inside Centerline relationship as if he had been able to move the Attack Pyramid off the line.

To summarize, if an attacker attempts to punch you in the nose and you cannot move the punch, move your nose! This can be accomplished by any Moving Stance that changes the line, thereby supporting the defense hand by improving Angle Structure, increasing power, and possibly improving the Angle of Facing. The important thing is that the line is moved in the right direction to gain Inside Centerline as quickly and cheaply as possible.


Top Wing Chun School in Singapore

Wing Chun is a martial art that foregrounds practicality and efficiency over brute strength in its techniques. Wing Chun’s efficiency is the idea that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line and always focuses on the opponent’s center line. Wing Chun practice helps to improve sensitivity, reflexes, balance, and coordination.

There are the top Wing Chun schools in Singapore, including:

Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Singapore

Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Singapore is at 112 Middle Road in Midland House. Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Singapore was founded in 2007 and has grown to become one of the premier Wing Chun or Yong Chun Kuen” () Schools in Singapore. Their roots are in the Yip Man lineage, as taught by Hawkins Cheung. They are well known in Wing Chun circles for our Body Structure method. Qigong and gloves training is an essential part of our Wing Chun training.

It was founded in 2007. Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Singapore was founded in 2007 and has since grown to become one of Singapore’s premier Chinese Martial Arts schools. Their goal is to provide a safe yet challenging environment where our students can learn Chinese Martial Arts and self-defense and improve their health and fitness. Students of all levels and backgrounds, aged 15 and up, are welcome. Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Kuen, also known as “Yong Chun Quan” (), derives from Yip Man Wing Chun as taught by Hawkins Cheung, a student of Yip Man. Grand Master Robert Chu Sau Lei is the founder of Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun and a student of Hawkins Cheung.

You can check their Wing Chun Website over here

Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre 

Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre is located in Midview City. The Singapore Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre (WCKTC) has a flexible training structure where students can train at their regular Weekday or Weekend classes.Sifu Chua KahJoo and his instructors teach all classes. Wing Chun Kuen students will be exposed to traditional and modern aspects of martial art. y. Sifu Chua will select one technique from the form to explain the practicality and scientific concept to students in each class. Sifu Chua will also demonstrate Wing Chun Kuen’s execution and the psychology involved in specific self-defense and combat scenarios.

Their website is over here.

Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association

Singapore (DLVT) is Singapore’s only school closely associated with the origins of Ip Man’s Wing Chun. It is also Singapore’s sole official representative of Ip Ching’s (son of Ip Man) lineage of Wing Chun. Ip Man’s Wing Chun derives from the VingTsun Athletic Association (VTAA) in Hong Kong, founded by the late Ip Man himself. Master Dennis Lee, the founder of DLVT, is the current Chairman of the VTAA and a closed-door disciple of Grandmaster Ip Ching. He has over 25 years of Wing Chun experience and is permanently based in Hong Kong.

You can check out their website here –

Ken Lau Wingchun Singapore

The school was founded by chance in the year 2000. Sifu Ken Lau recently relocated to Singapore from Hong Kong and was looking for a school / fellow Wing Chun partner to continue his Wing Chun training and practice. It was impossible to find a teacher or school at the time because no teachers or schools publicly taught Wing Chun in Singapore. You can check their website at

Note that Wing Chun school fees are relatively low when compared to other sports. Most schools charge $200 – $300 per month. Some schools allow students to enroll in an unlimited number of classes.


New Wing Chun Singapore School. Keys gotten for location at International Plaza Singapore


10 Ways to Create Success in Life

Many people have asked me how I came back from million-dollar losses and bounced back when I was really down and out a many years ago.

Those are the days when you see who your real friends are and who your “unreal” friends are.

It is very sad when you are high up there, living in a 25,000 sq. ft., two-story house, running a multi million-dollar business, attending high level social networking events for the rich and famous, being featured in the PEAK magazine and it all just disappears….

It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was very tough. It took me 6 months to get over it and another few months to decide what I really wanted to do after this failure.

I was only 34 at that point. Below are the things I did over the next few years to turn the tables around to my favor.

Read on….

1. Decided not to see “money” as the most important thing.  

Many will disagree with me on this, but let me share something worth pondering:

Why do you want money?

  • To buy something for yourself?
  • or your family or someone you adore?

Why do you want to do that?

  • To make them happy?
  • To create more respect for yourself
  • To feel more confident?

Isn’t that all about making you or the people around you feel better?

My question is: Do you have to have money so that you can have that feeling?

The answer is NO.

You can feel happier, your loved ones can feel better, and you can get more respect, love, and confidence when you choose to do so.

It can be done….when you really decide to do it.

2. Choosing something that I like to do.

I never knew I liked coaching people until the day I helped someone who had been jobless for almost six months.

Being the sole breadwinner of the family is really not easy when you have three kids, and if you don’t have a job, it is even worse. If you have been jobless for over 12 months, you will know what I really mean.

On the day I found her a job—and not just a job but one that she loved to do and at a salary that higher than her expectation—it was like a God-sent gift.

You see, when you do something you like to do, the outcome is not about the money, it’s the meaning behind what you are doing.

3. I didn’t care about what other people opinions.

My wife always worries about what others think of her and her family, and that really disturbs me.

When I decide to do something, another person’s consideration will never be my priority because it is the value of the things that is more important than anything else, and of course, it must be the right thing to do.

It is never about how other people think because that will not make any difference.

4. Deciding what I really wanted. 

Don’t tell me you want to become a millionaire; almost EVERYONE wants that, but ask yourself deeper, why do you want to become a millionaire?

Ask yourself deep inside the REAL reason you want to become a millionaire and why aren’t you achieving it now.

Pen it down, decide what you REALLY want, and go for it.

5. Accepting who you are.

I know I can never be contested in a manhunt competition because of my looks and size.

I am not tall, and I do not look like Tom Cruise (although I’d love to look like him!) and I accept what I am.

However, I know I am good at certain things that many people do not have: the willingness to learn, a burning desire, a passion to make things happen, and a never-give-up attitude.

With that, I have been able to overcome many hurdles and turn things around.

6. The best of my time.

You do not need to sleep 8-12 hours a day; 4-6 hours are good enough.

Read more books; listen to audios using your iPhone or iPad when you are travelling (well, if you are a Samsung fan, you can use the Samsung Galaxy).

Take every opportunity of your time to do something good, something worthwhile that can make a difference in your life and in other people’s lives.

It does not matter how small the thing is as long as you DO IT. Don’t waste time playing games on Facebook or iPhone; it’s a complete drain to your time and energy.

7. Invest plenty in technology.

Technology will make the difference between whether you are going to make it or break it.Technology can make you very rich and powerful, if you know how to use it.

Make an effort to read a lot about software, web platforms, applications, etc.

It will make A LOT of difference.

8.  Avoiding get-rich-quick scheme.

Those Internet get-rich-quick websites, where they promise that you will make millions of dollars, will burn you.
It just does not happen in real life.

You know what I’m talking about—those things like Internet marketing, Facebook marketing, SEO, SEM, making $XXX.000 in ebay or amazon, etc.

Come on, it is just another one of those!

They will charge you thousands of dollars to attend the training, and eventually you will not make money.


9) Knowing your real character

I know my character, I think I really know until I used Qimen Bazi to read my own character, and I was shocked to see so many things I have missed and when I recall my life, I start to understand why and how things are happening.

When we get to know ourselves better, we know our strength and weakness, we will be able to enhance our own strength and pay attention to our own weakness and when the weaknesses are activated, we consciously knows about it and we know what to do about it, this avoids many potential problems from happening and make life more smoothly and less bumpy.

10) Knowing What Career Really Makes you ALIVE

I was in the recruitment industry and was doing very well as a recruitment guru, and I am also an SEO Expert and dominating specific industry and many of my clients love and adore me so much, but one thing for sure, it gets bored after sometime, and I know I will get bored based on my character.

When I realized that Chinese Metaphysics is my next route of excitement, my energy went up 200% and I can lock on that topic, learning and helping more people with so much passion and energy. When you have a career that makes you alive, likelihood that will be the industry that you will shine.

Choose something you love to do, you will shine like a star.

Thank you for reading, and I will touch base again. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a note in the comments below, or drop me an email at cheers!

Be Happy Always – That’s the Key to Success!