my name is Marcel. I live in Germany and have
recently started to learn Wing Chun in a martial art school. I wrote Sifu Lee an E-mail with the following question/request:
looking for a guide line to train my body in order to get more out of my
martial art training but most importantly maintain a good health and
flexibility. My teacher recommended the following books to me: Infinite Intensity and Never Gymless on the following website: http://www.rosstraining.com/products.html However these books are not available in Germany and as I am a student the costs to ship them overseas exceed my budget.
Before I started learning Martial Arts I exercised in a gym
according to bodybuilding procedures (I was instru cted in the gym), but I
feel that the results are not salutary, neither for a martial art nor
for the body. I wanted to know if you happen to be familiar with these
books or if you have other suggestions on low tech martial arts training. I just wanted to hear another teacher's recommendation in order to gain
a broader perspective on this matter. I believe one can always learn
from one another, no matter which style one is practicing.
It would be very kind of you if you could reply to my question."
Firstly I want to thank Sifu Lee for inviting me to this blog. I also would like to invite everyone who reads this post to recommend guide lines for a low-tech workout for martial arts. Thank you in advance!
I would like to close my post with a quote from Aristotle which I always keep in mind when I train and during all my activites: "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we
rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we
repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."