We are live.

Well, I talked about it for a long time. I played with the idea, and repeatedly convinced myself it would be a waste of money. But we have finally gone live here at http://www.wallacesmedley.com . Over the coming months there are going to be a lot of things happening. I am going to get my…

Pseudoscience and Drama…

                Okay, the time has come once again to address some very strange claims made by a couple of people involved in the Chinese Martial Arts. Before we begin, I would ask you to watch this video:                 From the opening line, “It is called Qigong…” this is all about drama. There is very little…

Practical Application (Study and Practice)

I had a very interesting discussion with a friend of mine a couple of days ago regarding practical application study within the Chinese Martial Arts, and how this field of study compares to the same field of study being done in the Okinawan and Japanese Martial Arts. The study of practical application within the Japanese…

Don’t Fool Yourself

The topic came up recently on the Iain Abernethy forum and I thought I would give my take on the subject. Very often in the martial arts we approach our subject with a kind of arrogance that is not well founded. When we train, we tend to use the term, “untrained street fighter”. The arrogance…