Sometimes When We Touch

"You ask me if I love you And I choke on my reply I'd rather hurt you honestly Than mislead you with a lie For who am I to judge you In what you say or do .." - Dan Hill

Someone said "real" Wing Chun Kuen was not taught to the non Hung Mun secret society members. Someone said Wing Chun Kuen was a creation from Shaolin's Ever Lasting Hall. Someone said Wing Chun Kuen......

Sometimes, I think we create a fantasy realm about Wing Chun Kuen. Similar to the realm of a Digimon cartoon show or a TV soap opera. We love to do that. Maybe its because we don't know how to deal with the present world. Maybe its because we don't like the present world we live in. Maybe we want to escape to this fantasy realm, thinking that there, we can be better than we are, a hero perhaps.

Since we are just humans, facing a difficult world, we have to deal with lots of imperfections including the fact that we are imperfect. Often we need a break to distance ourselves from the scene. Often we need a fantasy to boost our energy. We cannot live in a fantasy world, however. We cannot take a vacation forever (and even if we wanted to, nature won't let us.) An unsolved problem is always an unsolved problem. The power of change is in this instant not in the past or future.

We live in a high tech, materialistic, fast pace era. This era often confuses us. What is the value of life? How do we measure success? What is number one? Are we happy?

It is said that application of Chaan (inquiry) Fut (Buddha) Sau (hand) is, externally, to inquire the enemy's momentum and, internally, to inquire one's own Buddha nature.

It is said that the function of Siu (Small) Jee (Character) Jong (Posture) is, externally, to subdue the enemy and, internally, to subdue one's own heart's demons (greed, hatred, and ignorance).

Chaan Fut Sau is the first technique of Yik Kam's Siu Lien Tau set. Siu Jee Jong is a set within the Ermei Twelve Postures (a wholesome Buddhist martial art system).

They have alots of similarities....

I think "inquiring one's Buddha nature and subduing one's own heart's demons" are important for daily living. It leads us to live in this instant, to inquire and accept who we really are, to subdue our greed, hatred, and ignorance, and to face reality and learn to handle ourselves and our environment.

"At times I understand you And I know how hard you try I've watched whil love commands you And I've watched love pass you by At times I think we're drifters Still searching for a friend A brother or a sister But then the passion flares again.... " About the Author

Hendrik Santo began learning the Wing Chun Kuen of Cho Hung-Choy in Malasia in the 1970s. Since then, he has spent much time researching both the nature of the art and the nature of Buddhism.