Dan Loh is a fanatic. He's just crazy about martial arts, devoting every waking hour to the pursuit of the best strike, the ultimate shin kick, and the hardest head butt. All in the name, of? Certainly not self-defence. Indeed everyone knows that defence comes AFTER provocation. Dan is devoted instead to the idea of settling a confrontation. Clean. Quick.

Look, let's get something straight here: this guy isn't into fighting, or getting into a thug war. What he does instead is prepare for the moment.

And what moment is that, you wonder? Gee, every memorable event has a moment. For example, the moment a man brings his fist to your face is not the same moment the blow lands, albeit it takes less than a nanosecond between, certainly in no time to flinch an inch, no time at all to consider it more than one fluid movement. But there is a difference. This is what having a moment is all about. It's that crucial point where your opponent has displayed his willingness to fight (ie by making the first move), without yet doing any physical harm.

Only when you recognised the moment, having foreseen the signs, you can get your punch in first, despite being the slower one to lift the fist.

Dan speaks from experience. He doesn't claim to know everything, he insists that learning the right way to fight will take more time than anyone can imagine. Because there is no right way, just better ways. And as time goes by, with more luminaries learning to break boundaries and usurp the unchallenged right of old masters, we can only see that the journey to improvement, in technique and mental cohesiveness, has already begun.