Table Of Contents

2) Philosophy Of The Week: On Sharing Your Thoughts
3) New Edition To – What Would Dexter Do?
4) Learn From Home!
5) Coming Soon: Free Online Wing Chun Mini Courses
6) Past Life Regression Special Opportunity

1) Article


Philip Holder PhD.
Grandmaster North American Wing Chun Association
From copyrighted material / Copyright Philip Holder 2000 – 2017


The answer is YES! But the answer is also NO. Are you confused? Well, let me clear that up for you! In truth, I can say that Wing Chun is best for me. Everyone is different, physically, mentally and emotionally and therefore have different needs. The best way to benefit from martial arts is to find a system (style) and an instructor that fits your unique and individual needs. All martial arts are basically good if taught by a caring and competent instructor. If one single art were “the best”, all others would have died out.

I am not implying that all martial arts schools are of equal caliber. We know that is not true. As in all walks of life, martial arts has it’s share of both good and bad instructors (and varying degrees in between). You can find great schools representing a variety of systems or styles. Within them are many caring, quality instructors. There are also schools and instructors that teach pure garbage. This has absolutely nothing to do with any particular martial art system or style. It has only to do with the level of character, knowledge, and the motives of an individual instructor.


The important question to ask yourself when choosing which martial art style and instructor is right for you is this… What do you hope to gain from your training? The answer to this simple question will determine not only which martial art style will be best for you, but also which school and/or instructor will best serve your needs. Even within a particular style, each instructor will emphasize certain qualities contained within his or her chosen art. A good analogy would be this…if you wanted to drive your vehicle quickly around the curves of a mountain road you would not purchase a dump truck. You might purchase a Corvette or a Jaguar. By the same token, if you planned on moving loads of gravel, you would not purchase the Corvette. You would be better off with a dump truck. Choosing a martial art is no different. If you want practical street-wise fighting skills for the purpose of protecting yourself on the street, you should choose an art that has retained it’s combat qualities and an instructor that teaches in a combat format. This type of training will result in your getting some bumps, buses, and perhaps an occasional headache, but it would be the right tool to accomplish your goal. If, on the other hand, if your goal is to train for social interaction and for recreation and/or exercise, you should choose a school and instructor who would focus on the sport and recreational aspects of the martial arts. The martial arts can be a great way to make friends and get in shape. Some people have absolutely no interest or desire to become great street fighter.


Centuries ago martial arts developed primarily to defend and/or to conquer. In recent years the martial arts have expanded to meet the needs of a broader base of participants. The arts have grown to encompass, sport competition, social interaction, development of self-confidence and self-discipline (absent intense combat training), and much more. Neither way is superior to the other. Both philosophies have merit and are of benefit. Each student must simply choose the path that fits his or her goals and by that choice enhance the quality of his or her life.


If you are a “serious student” who wants to make martial arts your way of life, be sure to seek out an instructor that is a master of his or her art. Mastering a system is not an event. It is a lifelong process. Choose an instructor who has devoted himself or herself to learning the finer points of his or her chosen art. As a serious student, you would be better served to stay away from instructors with a training menu (e.g. someone who teaches, Judo, Karate, Praying Mantis, Tai Chi, and ballroom dance.). I am not implying that a serious student or instructor of a style/system cannot benefit from knowledge of other arts. I am saying that being a master of multiple systems is impractical at best.

Every art is based on unique concepts and principles. Often the concepts of one art will be diametrically opposed to the concepts of another. Neither is better than the other. They are simply different. Lumping techniques from different arts together can, therefore, be like trying to put Dodge parts on a Ford.

When “techniques” from different styles are combined without consideration for the compatibility of each systems principles, it usually deteriorates the quality of both systems. In some very limited cases, however, and with specific purpose in mind, some arts structured with similar principles and concepts can be utilized together in limited ways. As an example, at my school(s) we teach only Wing Chun Kung Fu. I have devoted my life to and I keep my focus on, Wing Chun. We do however incorporate a few elements from other systems within a separate training program (not a style or classical martial arts system) that we call the “Six Zone Safeguard System of Self-defense”. This program, however, is not taught as part of our Wing Chun curriculum. It has one particular and selective application… It was designed for law enforcement and security people who often have the need for “disabling” someone without causing permanent damage. The Six Zone System is also what I would consider a “quickie course” intended for those who do not want to make the commitment to long-term martial arts training.

I personally prefer being a master of one art rather than a “Jack of all trades”. If you are a serious student, seek out an instructor who focuses on one, and only one system. A Jack of all trades will never provide you with the quality instruction that an instructor with a deep and profound knowledge of his or her system can provide. Don’t be impressed with the person who claims to have black belts in 20 different styles of martial arts. Be impressed with the instructor who has a profound knowledge of the physical and philosophical aspects of one art.


If you are simply training for recreation and fun, any instructor with a reasonably good general knowledge of martial arts, that operates an honest, ethical, safe, and well-organized school will probably work out great for you. You will make friends, stay fit, and have a great recreational outlet. There is much to be said for the camaraderie of recreational martial arts. It’s fun, good for everyone, and in particular it is great for kids. To assume, however, that such training will provide adequate self-defense or fighting skills would be in error. Again, it is a case of choosing the right tool for the right job.


The biggest indicator of an incompetent instructor is one with a condescending, and/or negative attitude toward other schools, styles, or instructors. An attitude like that shows that instructors deep-rooted insecurities. If you hear an instructor putting down other arts, you can be assured that the instructor has little himself or herself to offer. Masters that are truly secure in themselves, and who have faith in the merits of their martial arts system, feel no compulsion to bad-mouth the arts of others (or for that matter various methodologies or approaches within their own style). When an instructor feels it necessary to point out what the arts of others “don’t have” or what other arts “do wrong”, rest assured that you have found both an incompetent instructor and a very insecure individual. When an instructor implies that their art is complete and that other arts are lacking, they are showing their lack of wisdom, integrity, ability, knowledge, and character.

As people that love martial arts we have more in common than in difference. We should all work together to uplift the reputation of all martial arts.

When people ask me if Wing Chun is the best martial art, I simply reply, “it is best for me” and that “maybe it can help you too”. I never tell students or prospective students that other martial arts systems are bad or wrong. I simply tell them what I think is good about my chosen system. In that way prospective students can make an educated decision as to what will be best for them.

Those who put down other’s martial arts styles demonstrate their complete lack of maturity. They are showing that they are in it only for ego or the money. Someone who thinks that he or she will make himself or herself look better through belittling others is the smallest of people. Either way, this person will not provide the caring and honest instruction that you need. How can they lead when they still are still so insecure within themselves?

Ultimately, it is important to choose an instructor of integrity, ethics and wisdom. Choose an instructor who you would be proud to have as a father, mother, sister or brother. In the end what you take away spiritually and philosophically will ultimately serve you best throughout your life.

2) Philosophy of the Week: On Sharing Your Thoughts

It’s Better To Think before you speak than to speak and then have to think about what you just said.

Philip Holder PhD
Grandmaster, North American Wing Chun Assocication

3) What Would Dexter Do

Dexter Loves The Wind In His Face

Click Here To See Dexter’s Car Ride

4) Learn Hypnotherapy From Home!

Special Announcement

Comprehensive / High Quality
From The Comfort Of Your Home
(Or Virtually Anywhere Else)

It’s Here & Better Than Ever!
All New


Hypnotherapy / Hypno-Counseling
Certification Courses

Asynchronous Hybrid Training
Masters Center For Personal Development

Division Of
BodySmart Wellness LLC

In Cooperation With
The International Medical Dental Hypnotherapy Association



Our All New Asynchronous Hybrid Training Is Here !!!

Our course provides you the most comprehensive training in the most convenient way possible. Streaming Video and downloadable text materials, eBook, and handouts, from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere). There are some homework assignments and/or class modules that require students have a volunteer subject with whom they can practice and video record homework assignments with their webcam for evaluation by course administrators.

Most people today are busier than ever before. Work, family and other responsibilities seem to be on the increase. That’s why we’ve moved up from the old, to the Newest Model Of Quality Learning Now Used By Most Major Universities.
Click Here To Find Out More!



  • No semester structure or other set class times. Take exams at your convenience. Anytime day or night seven days a week, you study at the times that are most convenient for you
  • Take exams at your convenience
  • Logon any time day or night, 7 days a week
  • You study at the times that are most convenient for you

Instant Feedback On Exams

  • Exams are taken online
  • Upon submission of the exam, students get immediate feedback of their score and any questions that were answered incorrectly
Advantages Of Our Courses
  • Individual Courses and/or Certification Programs In Hypnotherapy
  • Comprehensive – Quality – Convenience
  • Payment Plans Available With Full Certification Registration
  • Learn From The Comfort Of Your Home Or Anywhere You Have Access To A Computer, Web Cam, And High-Speed Internet Connection
  • Provides you with the opportunity to attend Live Online Mentoring Sessions With Your Instructor(s) and fellow Students
  • Student Services Provides Support During And For A Year After Graduation
  • Learn At Your Own Pace

Individual Course Offerings

Individual Courses Come With
Certificate Of Completion
Good For CEUs

When purchased as a course (rather than a media product), the courses shown below include course media (video, audio, text, etc.), Student Services Support, your exam, grading of your exam by student services and a certificate of completion for those who successfully pass the exam(s).

By successfully completing all of the following certificate classes (and exams), you are eligible to challenge the Final Exam for Certified Hypnotherapist/Hypno-Counselor (Applies to Primary Course Only/Application and registration fees apply). By successfully passing the final exam(s) you will then be awarded your Hypnotherapy / Hypno-Counseling Certification. (Some conditions apply. See bottom of this page).

We Provide You With The Most Comprehensive And
Innovative Hypnotherapy / Hypno-Counseling Courses

To Find Out More Or To Register For Classes Visit:

Brought To You By
Masters Center For Personal Development
(Div Of BodySmart Wellness LLC)
In cooperation with The International Medical Dental Hypnotherapy Association

5) Coming Soon: A Free Online Wing Chun Kung Fu Mini Courses

Coming Soon
Wing Chun Kung Fu

Simply go to our homepage,
select “Courses: Online & On Location”
Select Online Courses
Select “Free Wing Chun Mini Courses”
Select The Course You Want To Take!
It’s as simple as that!

Our First Free Class/Course Will Appear
Within The Next Week After Which
New Additions To The FREE COURSES Will Be Added Regularly
Successfully Complete The Related Exam
And Receive A Certificate Of Completion For The Course!

We Are Doing This To Introduce You To
Our New Asynchronous Course Format

Hypnotherapy Courses
Will Also Be Available

6) Past Life Regression Special Opportunity




Past life regression is a valuable therapeutic tool.
Although there are various theories about how this phenomenon
takes place, it is believed that, many of our likes, dislikes, fears,
personality traits, etc., come not only from our current life experience
but also from Past Life Experience(s).Many cultures and religions accept
that life after this life, as well as life prior to this life life, ARE REAL!

Past Life Regression With Dr. Holder

ONLY $99.00
(Usually $450.00)

Session must be purchased by 03/05/17 when this offer ends
but can be scheduled for any time within the following 60 days
during normal BodySmart Wellness business hours.

Only one offer per person. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Payment will be processed when appointment is made.
All sales are final. Patient/customer must be a BodySmart Wellness (Masters Center or North American Wing Chun Association), newsletter subscriber.
Offer may be withdrawn at any time by management of BodySmart Wellness LLC / Masters-Center.
This offer is not a therapeutic session. It is a “Discovery Session” to find out if the purchaser/subject has or has not, likely had past life experience(s).
We offer no guarantee, stated or implied, that the patient/subject will find a past life experience. If the purchaser/subject
does not follow instructions, resists or possibly has not had a past life experience, obviously they will not access a past life experience.
Other than set forth in this ad, there are no guarantees stated or implied. Participants are required to complete standard office registration forms.
BodySmart Wellness reserves the right to refuse services to anyone for whom it feels this service would be inappropriate.
Participants are required to fill out standard BodySmart Wellness registration forms.
Patient/customer must print out and bring this ad/coupon with them to their appointment in order to take advantage of this offer.

Please email us at with any topics that you would like to see covered in our newsletter. We want to supply you with the information that you need. Also visit our web site for other great information.

Online Classes, Webinars, Tele-conferences are subject to any and all of the requirements shown above that can in any way apply including but not limited to: Registration, Refund Policy, Recording of events, Age requirements etc. In registering participants are agreeing to these terms.

For additional details about any of our courses, costs, requirements etc, please visit our website and/or call our office at 215-493-1204. We are an equal opportunity educational organization.

Disclaimer Notice:
Although BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center does its best to select only responsible, quality practitioners to operate
their Business and/or practice within its office(s), BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center and its administrators and staff
take no responsibility for the services provided, claims made by, or ad content of, any providers and/or businesses conducting their
practices within the BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center office(s), or for that of any other practitioners, legal entities and/or
services that may at times appear in, or contribute to the BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center newsletter and/or other
marketing or educational materials. The opinions and statements expressed by these other practitioners and/or business entities
and/or contributors, authors etc. may not reflect the opinions of BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center or its administrator and/or staff.
All practitioners except BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center administrators, Dr. Holder and Dr. Kimelheim,
are independent contractors. Furthermore, inclusion by BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center of any practitioner and/or
business in our newsletters, displays or any other marketing or educational materials, in no way constitutes an endorsement by
BodySmart Wellness LLC/Masters-Center or its administrators and/or staff, of any practitioner , either expressed or implied.
Clients/Patients/Customers must decide for themselves whether or not the service and/or
provider they are considering is the right one to fit their needs.)