Entries by Sifu John Brusstar

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Is that Karate?

Recently, I was asked what is the difference between Karate, Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do.  I was a little amused at this question because as a martial arts enthusiast,  It is easy to forget that for most people when they hear these terms they just think of uniformed individuals, lined up counting out punches in unison- […]

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March- Spring into Wing Tsun

March was a super month for Wing Tsun despite having a week off for spring break.  I traveled to Dublin Ireland for vacation.  While there, I was able to drop in on Master Aiden Canavan’s Wing Tsun class.  The class session was 2 hours long, and we worked on form training, padded drills, form application and […]

Choosing a Kung Fu School

With the popularity of the Ip Man films, Wing Chun (Wing Tsun) is seeing revived interest among martial artists and film fans alike.  In the films, Donnie Yen portrays Grand Master Yip Man- Famed for bringing the Wing Chun style to the forefront of Kung fu in Hong Kong, as well as being the Sifu […]

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Special Seminar with Master Mike Adams

Master Mike Adams, 5th Level Practition, is holding a seminar on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Scottsdale Martial Arts Cener in Scottsdale, Arizona. Master Adams is among the first American students be granted the Master level by his Sifu Grand Master Leung Ting.  Currently, he is teaching martial arts in the Central Illinois and […]

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Maximize Your Siu Nim Tau Form

If Wing Tsun is a building, then the Siu Nim Tau is its foundation.  Siu Nim Tau, a.k.a. the Little Idea Form,  focuses the mind and body  by combining simple movement with mindful effort.  As in many martial arts, form training is an opportunity to focus the mind and develop fundamental skills.  Increasingly MMA and  combat sports have de-emphasised “form […]

Simple Self Defense

In class, students often throw hypothetical situations at me asking how I’d deal with them- presumably expecting an extravagant display of martial arts prowess.  As a true student of Wing Tsun, I adhere to the idea of simplicity and opt for the simple solution: Run and hide behind a row of chairs, or behind one […]

New Years Special

Welcome to 2017, the year of the Rooster!  The new year is a great opportunity to celebrate our lives, and resolve to make those little changes in habits and attitudes that can lead to a better version of ourselves. At Everybody Martial Arts, self improvement is one of our top priorities, and  we’d like to […]

Schedule for 2017

Attention Students: There will be no classes the week of December 26-30, 2016. When we return in 2017, we will start our new schedule. Starting on January 3rd we will be training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30, and on Sunday at 10:00 am. I am hoping that this new weekend time will you all […]

Wing Tsun for Life

Many people ask me: Is Wing Tsun an external or internal style?   External martial art (hard style) typically utilizes superior strength and force for defense.  Internal martial arts utilize angling and yielding for defense; These are often categorized as peaceful martial arts.  Wing Tsun has techniques that are from both schools, but at its […]

Martial Arts Training Games

Playing games is arguably the most entertaining way to learn.  Although many boast the seriousness of Wing Tsun Techniques in real life situations, the reality is that to increase skill and effectiveness in martial arts, we have to instill a sense of play.  Martial arts training games are critical to prolonging the duration that partners can […]