Supporting Lessons Learned in the World of Martial Arts
Would you like to help support your Uncle, & the work I do here? Well, here are a few options to consider!
There are currently a few ways you can help your Uncle out, one of which involves a gain of knowledge for you! But, in the near future, you can expect more interactive options, like new YouTube videos & maybe a podcast. Until then, I hope you continue to enjoy yourself!
Testimonials to the Efficacy of Kung Fu
Hello out there, Uncle Sickness here. My actual name is Brad, as you may have noticed. I’m currently 39 years old, & have practiced Chinese Martial Arts since my freshman year in college, way back in 1996. In the intervening years, I’ve learned a number of different Qigong sets, forms of meditation, & various Northern styles. My primary focus for the last several years have been the so-called “Big Three Internal Styles,” of Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, & Taijiquan.
In this modern world, many people point out that learning complex, advanced martial arts are a waste of time. You can just go out & get a gun, if it really comes down to it. But the real benefit of studying these Arts, as ever, is the Health Cultivation aspect of the training. If not for the strength & health I had developed through practice in my 20’s, I would have died in my early 30’s from a series of bacterial infections, including Sepsis. There is no doubt in my mind that I would be dead if not for my dedication to training, my desire to see how far I could develop my Kung Fu.
Now, I spend my days working to spread this knowledge, & share these invaluable techniques which are, as it says in a favorite book of mine, ” A Perscription Worth 10,000 Pieces of Gold.” I hope you all find something that both appeals to, & is useful to, you. If even one other person can benefit from these techniques, methods, & styles being shared, then I can consider my life worthwhile. Thank you, & please, enjoy!
Previously, in The World of Martial Arts
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