Monday, September 20, 2010

Didier Drogba Chelsea FC Striker

Name: Didier Drogba
Nationality: Ivorian
Date of Birth: 11/03/1978
Height: 6' 2" (189cm)
Weight: 14st 5lbs (91.0kg)
Clubs: Marseille, Guingamp
Position: Striker

During that run he e scored his 100th Chelsea goal on his 225th appearance and scored twice in a 3-0 defeat of Arsenal away. All was going well at the point and the team had a clear lead in the league table but there followed a December downturn in results before Drogba signed off for a month of international duty with a goal at home to Fulham. By now, and like so many previous seasons, back in the middle of a three-man attack, a lacklustre display at Spurs was happily a blip in the season's run-in. Drogba was part of a 7-0 win over Stoke, even if he didn't make the score sheet that day, and a Steven Gerrard assist at Liverpool put Chelsea on the threshold of the league title and Drogba poised to snatch the Golden Boot out of the grasp of Wayne Rooney. An historic 8-0 win and a second-half hat-trick was the way to do it, even if the first 45 minutes did contain a moment of anxiety about his personal tally for our centre-forward.

His winner in the 2010 FA Cup Final meant the season had a pair of Ivorian bookends - a Drogba goal at its start and at its finish. Drogba is one of eight players to have three league titles with Chelsea and also had his third FA Cup winners medal, his second having come at the end the 2008/09 season that even by the standards of his own extraordinary life, has been a rollercoaster ride for Didier.

Source : chelseafc

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

History of Wing Chun Martial Arts

Wing Chun was originally passed down from teacher to teacher orally rather than through written documentation, making it difficult to confirm or clarify the differing accounts of its creation. Some have sought to apply the methods of higher criticism to the oral histories of Wing Chun and other Chinese martial arts. Others have attempted to discern the origins of Wing Chun by determining the specific purpose of its techniques. Mentions of the art start to appear in independent third-party documentation during the era of the Wing Chun master Leung Jan, making its subsequent history and divergence into various branches more amenable to documentary verification.

The common legend as told by Ip Man involves the young woman Yim Wing Chun (Wing Chun literally means forever springtime or praising spring) at the time after the destruction of the Southern Shaolin and its associated temples by the Qing government. After Wing Chun rebuffs the local warlord's marriage offer, he says he'll rescind his proposal if she can beat him in a martial art match. She asks a Buddhist nun- Ng Mui, who was one of the Shaolin Sect survivors, to teach her boxing; this still nameless style enables Yim Wing Chun to defeat the warlord. She thereafter marries Leung Bac-Chou and teaches him the style, which he names after her.

Since the system was developed during the Shaolin and Ming resistance to the Qing Dynasty many legends about the creator of Wing Chun were spread to confuse the enemy, including the story of Yim Wing Chun. This perhaps explains why no one has been able to accurately determine the creator or creators of Wing Chun.

Source : wikipedia

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