Hi there, my name is Paul Esser! At this moment I am living in the Netherlands and it is an honor for me to be a writer for EnterShaolin.com. I love to share a lot of knowledge and mistakes I made in learning new things in the past 20+ years. I study different fields to have a wide view and then distill universal patterns to share them with people. My hope is that it will help you in some way.
A couple of years ago I stumbled upon Enter Shaolin on the internet. After starting a couple of Wing Chun lessons at a local school I got interested in this martial art. I am forty years old right now as I write this, but it is never too late to learn new things! When I found Enter Shaolin, I decided to download the booklet “Secrets of Ngo Dac Na” an introduction to the NDN system. After reading it I immediately recognized and felt the deep beauty of the Ngo Dac Na System, it was in that moment that I got hooked. I have even recommend it in the Netherlands to many people and printed the Ngo Dac Na PDF and just start giving it to people, even in other martial arts. Guess what? They love it too!
Learning new things and the way we approach learning new knowledge and self education is my life long research subject. So if you can tap into my brain I will give you a lot of helpful knowledge and insights from my long term memory to serve you in the best possible way I can. After all, if we can improve our learning skills, then we can improve our learning results. Regardless the subject in school, in work, in martial arts or in your lifestyle.
There are different ways to transfer (new) head knowledge to the nervous system. If you watch the videos of Enter Shaolin did you notice also some (or all) of the learning tactics Sifu Phu is applying? For example, he is using repetition a lot. According to science 70% of new knowledge we learn we forget within one day without using learning tactics. He is using acronyms, like the “C.O.P.” technique. He is using rhyme sentences, like “No Wu, No You”. All these learning techniques help you to retain what you are learning more.
I believe this is one of the reasons his teaching is so effective.
Are you aware of other learning tactics Sifu Phu is currently applying? Please comment below!
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- My Kung Fu Journey | Abbot Member Paul Esser’s Story - February 28, 2017