Friday, March 11, 2011

Wing Chun

So I've been learning Wing Chun for more than half a year now. But wait, you don't know what is Wing Chun?

Wing Chun is a very unique and scientific form of martial arts. Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that originates from China, the martial art was later refined in Hong Kong. Wing Chun's specialty is in close contact combat, using quick punches and kicks with a tight defence, coordinated through agile stances and footwork for a quick advance. The effectiveness of Wing Chun is achieved by well coordinated attacks with simultaneous defence and vise versa. Due to its effectiveness this martial art makes for an effective form of self defence.

Copy pasted without permission from my Sigung's website.

Anyway, throughout my journey is the Wing Chun world, I've learnt many things that I've have previously not learn before.

For example, I learn that the more relax your arms are, the faster and harder your punches are. And in Wing Chun, you're weaker arm is the stronger one. Strange eh? It's because we rarely use to do heavy duty using our weaker arm, so in return it is much relaxed. And like I said, the more relax your arm, the faster and harder you hit.

In martial arts, footwork is everything. Without footwork, you're totally useless, and the that is the hardest to master. And I dare say, compare to Karate or Taekwondo, Wing Chun's footwork is really hard to master and it feels really awkward in the beginning.

Because Wing Chun is well known to be founded by a woman, many people think that our training isn't as tough as "hard" arts, like Muay Thai and such. But you should, see how your fists and arms and feet look like after one day of training.

And contrary to those who watch all the Ip Man movies, the chain-punch isn't the main strength of Wing Chun. We don't go straight towards to opponent and start chain punching like a retarded monkey.

But enough of all this, any more of such thing can be founded in alot of other Wing Chun websites.

On my next Wing Chun post, I will tell you what is actually going on in a private one on one class.
Now here's a picture of Donnie Yen as Ip Man just to make reading this post worthwhile.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Guide To Sleep Paralysis 101

Hullo, this is a guide to having your own exciting sleep paralysis(SP). What is SP you ask?


Basically, you're paralyzed in your half-sleep half-awake moment, and as hard as you try wake up or call out to your roommate who is adding random girls on Facebook, you can't cause you're not fully asleep/awake and also cause you're paralyzed? Yes?

Some people associate this incident with demonic attack or being pressed by spirits or ghosts. I totally don't blame them cause when you're have SP, you can't move, but you are awake. You hear buzzing sounds in your ear, its kinda freaky (I once got sound of electronic sounds, which really made me pee). You feel like there's someone (or a group of people/beings) watching you. And you feel fear. Like seriously the panicky kinda fear. Like when you're alone in the toilet and you see huge winged cockroach at the door and you can't leave.

PS: I however believe in the existence of Demons and their insane power to possess humans, so if you do get SP all the time and it's affecting your life. Please consult your pastors. Cereally.

Ok ok. If you want more info on how other cultures or religions view on this go Google it yerself.

Straight to the point.
1. Sleep late, wake up early.
2. Try to do something to keep you awake. Like reading a book? Play a game?
3. Do until you get really sleepy. (You can skip all that if you're feeling sleepy and want a nap)
4. Take a nap.
5. Set alarm around 1 hour from the time you're napping.
6. Alarm rings, wake up shut it.
7. By this time, you should be like half awake/asleep.
8. Sleep facing upwards. Or supine position.
Learn some english mannn.

9. OK this is very important. Just when you're about the drift off to sleep. Move your eyes upwards. Basically like your trying to look at your brain. With your eyes closed of course.
10. If you done correctedly:

a) You'll first "pop" into a semi dream land. It's like you dunno whether your eye is close or open, but you can see your surroundings. Everything will be the same as where you're having your nap just alot grainier. However if you're seeing a different world, congrats, you've teleported. And I dunno how to get you back.

b) You'll hear voices in your ear. Buzzing its the most common. Music sometimes. If you hear Anyway, any of those are really scary.

c) Next you'll realize that you're paralyze except your eyeballs. You can try moving your fingers though. It'll move a little.

d) You feel like you're being watched. And filled with fear.

e) Definitely get panic.

f) Experiment with the moment, if the panic haven't overcome you yet. Try to pull your body up. HAHA. TRY!!!

g) Trying too hard will cause your soul to lift from your body and you become a ghost... Just kidding. I've tried that. Never left my body.

So how? You wanna leave semi-funexcitingcrazyfreakyhorrorland? Aww, so soon.
This is how to wake up or fall asleep deeper.

To wake up. Stay calm, shut your eyes, and move your head. Or arms and limbs. Once moved you will snap out of it. Doesn't work on fingers and toes.

To fall asleep. Shut your eyes and clear your mind. Then you will sleep. And when you wake up. You will think that having a SP is a dream and it didn't actually happen to you. Which kinda sucks after all you've been thru.

What? What did you say? I'm making this up?

Fine lo. Believe whatever you want. But my success rate of having SP following those steps is a 100%. Not jesting. Either my methods really work.. or my house is haunted. hehehe.

Caution: The feeling of fear will be really real. Considered yourself warned. And practice at your own risk. I won't take responsibility if you're stuck in SP forever.