It has been said that water and creativity go hand-in-hand. Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu, a prolific inventor who has been called “The Edison of Japan,” credits swimming with the source of his best ideas.
While in the shower the other day I had my own mini Dr. Yoshiro moment as it relates to Wing Chun, and forms training in particular.
The other night, after returning from work I hopped into the shower to get cleaned up. I realized halfway through my shower that I always follow the same pattern: I shampoo my hair, then lather up and wash my face, neck and shoulders. From there it’s the left arm, then the right arm and so on. I’ll spare you the rest of the gory details but it did hit me under that stream of water for just how many years have I been doing this the same way without thinking about it at all. At that moment, I made it a point to switch up my routine and it was as if I started a brand new activity.
As the water flowed it then dawned on me how many times in my own personal Wing Chun training I have trained our forms without Continue reading