What to Focus On When Sleep is ToughSome years ago I started learning an ancient Kung fu form system called WingChun. Wing Chun Kung Fu is a close quarter Chinese fighting system brought intothe media spotlight by movie star legend Bruce Lee. It was taken from China to HongKong in 1949 by Grandmaster Yip Man, but actually invented by a Shaolin nunnamed Ng Mui.Wing Chun does not rely on force and teaches the pupil to effectively reverse sizeand strength against an opponent. Utilizing speed, energy and 6 forms (systems) - 3empty handed forms, 2 weapon forms and a Wing Chun Dummy form, Wing Chun isbased around speed, balance and energy.How Do Martial Arts Help You Sleep?Wing Chun is a difficult art to master taking between 7-10 years to becomecompetent in all application.. As you can imagine, learning Wing Chun forced me todevelop my body-mind in a uniquely powerful way and the practice translated toskills I never had before. So what does this have to do with sleep? I hear you
I took a break for a few years and returned to learning the art-form last year
sincethen I have been training approximately 4 times per week for 2 hours at a time anddoing home study. I am not one to have my head in textbooks so the study of WingChun suits me just fine, and boy does it help my sleep. The mistake people make isthinking that Chinese martial arts are about kicking some ass
wrong! Fighting is tobe avoided at all costs, the development of the mind, body and personal disciplineare of far more importance than starting or participating in fights. These 3 things areexactly what we require to achieve good sleep. Therefore, if we can apply them in ahobby then we can apply them to our sleep routine.