We all know people who have gone through a little bit of martial arts training at some point in their lives, which is precisely the reason that as I get older, less and less people know that I train. I choose to keep both my involvement in Wing Chun and my close-quarters self-defense training to myself. I’m not hiding anything, nor am I actively keeping it from anyone-I just choose not to bring it up unless asked directly.
Now part of this is the maturation process that comes with not seeking anyone’s approval the way we do when we are young, but the other part is much more selfish.
The main motivation for my choosing not to yap about my self-defense and Wing Chun training is for the simple reason that one of three reactions almost always presents itself: Continue reading