Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun Lesson Plan for Life [CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THIS SECTION]:

 

DISCLAIMER & Prerequisite Comprehension:

I am a disciple of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun, NOT a Sifu or teacher of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun.  Thus, I am NOT a leader; I do not desire to be a Sifu, teacher, or leader of any kind.  Professionally, I am employed in “Continuous, Interactive, Quality Improvement-related, Information Provision.”  Therefore, both professionally and when I am not being paid, and consequently interacting with anyone in any manner on a personal level, my goal is NOT to force or persuade anyone to agree with the information that I provide, but rather, my goal is to get the person who I am interacting with to deeply contemplate the information that I am providing and come to his or her own conclusion which (simply stated) is one of the two following conclusions:

  1. The information that I have just been provided is bullshit, not at all useful or practical in nature, and therefore I must immediately disband this information and handle the situation at hand in a completely different, and much more appropriate manner.                            . . . or . . .
  2. The information that I have been provided is valid, immediately useful, very practical, and will be of continuous use to me toward the goal of bringing true success in every aspect of my life to fruition.

 

  1. Background:
    1. Legend has told that there was a young man who was the son of a very rich dictator who ruled over an entire kingdom. This dictator gave his son anything and everything that his son desired, and did so immediately.  His son had immediate and extreme self-gratification in every way:  If he desired sex with a beautiful woman, it was immediately provided.  If he desired Gold adornments, they were immediately provided.
    2. This son of the dictator was overwhelmed by an epiphany:  He cataclysmically or gradually concluded that despite all the immediate gratification that he received at his will, he no longer felt a sense of euphoric bliss, but he felt the opposite.
      1. QUESTION: What was this opposite feeling that the son felt?
        1. ANSWER: Indescribable personal pain, suffering, & agony.
      2. The son, being overwhelmed by a profound sense of depression and terror escaped from his father’s kingdom, and dedicated his life to simplicity (poverty) & isolation from society (detachment).
        1. Food was no longer readily available to him so he grew physically weak & exhausted from traveling (he had walked thousands of miles), so he sat down.  Oddly, he discovered that he was literally too exhausted to sleep.  So, he sat with his eyes half closed but completely fixated on a small pebble which lay on the ground about a foot away from him.
        2. His mind switched from a conscious state into a subconscious, deeply introspective meditative state as he contemplated the similarity between himself and the pebble which his eyes were fixed upon.
  • QUESTION: The son discovered two “inherent truths” about this pebble and his own relationship/similarities with this pebble; what were these two inherent truths?
    1. ANSWERS:
      1. The pebble, which is a non-living (inorganic) entity, is undergoing a continuous state of change just like himself.
        1. ASSIGNMENT: Assign the student to write an essay about Magnetic Resonance Imaging, & present the essay as an oral dissertation to you, after which, the two of you will discuss the topic at large and specifically.
      2. When his eyes were fixed upon this very small pebble which was only a foot away from him, he began to use what is often referred to as inductive reasoning:
        1. The pebble was undergoing continuous change due to the flow of energy within it, through it, and around it.
        2. He was also undergoing this continuous change due to the flow of energy within him, through him, and around him.
        3. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the entire universe is also continuously undergoing change due to:
          1. The flow of energy within its boundless limits.
          2. The flow of energy that comes from some external force, which flows through the universe.
          3. The flow of energy around the universe which must be occurring outside the limitless boundaries of the universe itself.
            1. ASSIGNMENT: Assign the student to write an essay on Einstein’s theories about what is often referred to as “worm holes” which theoretically lead to other universes.
    2. A pendulum is a very “concrete” example of how everything in the universe is undergoing continuous change/motion due to a flow of energy which is affected by the following principles of physics:
      1. Once an object is in motion, it proceeds upon that motion until acted upon by an external force:
        1. Gravity is one external force acting upon a pendulum.
        2. The atmosphere’s density is another external force acting upon a pendulum.
      2. If the pendulum’s motion was not decreased over time by the friction of the density of the atmosphere which surrounds the pendulum, gravity would cause the pendulum to swing equally as high on the right side as it swings to the left side, and this extreme range of motion would continue for an eternity.
        1. QUESTION: What are the similarities between the range of motion of the “swing” that the pendulum experiences from the extreme left side to the extreme right side, and the range of motion of the “swing” of the son’s emotions and his perception of his reality as he went from feeling “euphoric bliss” to “indescribable personal pain, suffering, & agony?”
          1. ANSWERS:
            1. Just as the pendulum swings equally as high to the right as it did to the left, so too shall experiencing euphoric bliss result in a consequential swing into a state of indescribable personal pain, suffering, & agony.
            2. Just as the swing of the pendulum is decreased over SUBJECTIVE time in a logarithmic manner (although it is physically impossible for the pendulum to ever reach zero movement according to the laws of physics) by the friction of the surrounding atmosphere which “persuades” the pendulum to swing to a lesser extent, so too can the range of the “swing” through human emotions & the human experience be logarithmically decreased over SUBJECTIVE time by being “persuaded” to swing to a lesser extent by YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS & ITS CONSEQUENTIAL BEHAVIOR.
              1. ASSIGNMENT:  Describe the nature of a logarithmic curve:  Can a state of zero motion ever be obtained through mathematical calculus?
                1. ANSWER:  On a logarithmic curve, the most obviously discernable change is noted at the beginning of the curve, and while the curve continues to get infinitely closer to the goal (which in this case is zero motion), true “stillness” of the pendulum is impossible to achieve.
                  1. DISCUSSION:  Truely “perfect” emotional stability is impossible to achieve, however, infinitely increasing emotional stability is (at the very least) possible throughout the duration of one’s life.
              2. QUESTION: How can you use your thought process to change your behavior so that you do not “swing” through the previously described states of human experience such that your tendency to “swing” through these emotional states becomes decreasingly less over SUBJECTIVE time?
              3. ANSWER: By making YOURSELF the DIRECTOR (C.E.O.) of the direction of your flow of energy, you can yield a more desirable result concerning the motion of your “internal pendulum.”
              4. QUESTION: Once you begin to see real change in your life that results from PROACTIVELY REDIRECTING the flow of your internal energy toward a state of mind in which your “internal pendulum” experiences a decreased range of motion, what word is most appropriately used to describe that specific feeling?
                1. ANSWER: PEACE.
                2. QUESTION: How will you effectively redirect the flow of your internal energy toward a more peaceful state?
                  1. ANSWER: By entering into a deeply MINDFUL state of MEDITATION IN MOTION through the practice of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun, & to an even greater extent through practical application of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun Concepts & Philosophy throughout every second of SUBJECTIVE time, of every day & every night for the rest of this life (at the very least).
                  2. ASSIGNMENT: Have the student contemplate what “three levels of MINDFULNESS” might be, and provide you with an oral dissertation on the subject which the student has prepared in writing.
                  3. ASSIGNMENT ANSWERS:
                    1. A HEIGHTENED SENSE OF PROFOUND EXTERNAL AWARENESS AS YOUR FIRST PRIORITY because it concerns your personal immediate safety & the safety of others.
                    2. A HEIGHTENED SENSE OF PROFOUND AWARENESS regarding your CONSCIOUS THOUGHT PROCESSES.
                    3. A HEIGHTENED SENSE OF PROFOUND AWARENESS regarding your SUB-CONSCIOUS THOUGHT PROCESSES.
                    4. QUESTION: BEFORE LESSONS IN THE 4-YEAR/LEVEL YǒNG CHūN (咏春) / WING CHUN begin:  Just as you can use your thought process to result in behavior that “guides, directs,” or “persuades” your energy to flow in the direction of obtaining an infinitely & increasingly profound sense of peace, how can the art of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun be used to “guide, direct,” & “persuade” the motion of your physical opponent’s attacks such that the attacks do not result in your own personal injury?
                    5. QUESTION: What is the ultimate goal of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun as it relates to your “form” of personal expression, or the way you “manifest” your continuously changing motion of energy
                      1. ANSWER: “Be as water, my friend.” ~ The iconic Bruce Lee, former disciple of the Grand Master of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun, Sifu Ip Man.  Click here to see an interview with Bruce Lee discussing “Be water, my friend:”  Bruce Lee: Be water my friend.

~ Now, it is time to begin the 4-Year/Level Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun Lesson Plan.

To begin, please follow this link:  The Four Level/Year-Yǒng Chūn (咏春) Study Plan [CLICK ON THIS TITLE TO BE TAKEN TO THIS SECTION]:

Thank you for taking the time to read & contemplate my personal position regarding the introduction of what I consider to be the principles, concepts, & philosophy of Yǒng Chūn (咏春) / Wing Chun, which is obviously rooted in the philosophical foundation of a traditional perspective of Buddhism.  I am honored & humbled by your attention.

Sincerely,

“Tivy”

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