- Sep 21, 2005
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- San Francisco
I don’t know if plum flower poles have anything to do with wing Chun or not. I only say that I am aware of what it is.That's cool. I thought you said you didn't know what Plum Flower had to do with Wing Chun. I've been going over my books all weekend long trying to be helpful.
Maybe in retrospect you'll get my jokes about Mount Kunlun, flowers, and kung fu.
If you are making jokes, I am not getting them. Maybe that is why I am bewildered by what you are trying to say here. I am reasonably well versed in Tibetan white crane. That is what I spend my time and efforts on. I have an interest in the history of the system, and I hold a reasonable level of skepticism for the stories and oral traditions that get passed down in the context of martial arts history and origin of systems. I’ve done a bit of my own research in non-martial sources to verify the likelihood that our own creation story might be true. I am satisfied that the elements of our story exist in the real world and our story could have happened, but I am in no way convinced that we have certainty that it DID happen. That’s good enough for me. So I am a curious fellow, but there are limits on how much time and energy I am willing to give it, because when the dust settles it doesn’t really matter and doesn’t affect my training or make me more skilled. I am not an expert on the history or methods of all the other styles that exist. I’ve trained in a few and have some knowledge of their history and methods, but I don’t claim to know it all. If you are making jokes based on Chinese martial history and esoteric topics in Eastern philosophy, they are going over my head.
I don’t know what else to say. I feel like to want me to engage in a discussion about which I don’t have the background to contribute. Maybe I’ll learn something from reading this thread, and maybe I won’t.
I’m kinda throwing up my hands here.