Fu For You – Summer 2014
Editor: Lloyd Fridenburg
Produced by Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy
Print Version: WKFA-Newsletter-2014-Q3-Summer
Wow, to say that it seems like yesterday that I first picked up the phone and called
Sifu Bob Schneider about taking Kung Fu classes would be an understatement. Kung Fu had always been on my to-do list but I had just never taken that first step. It was a step that led to the most rewarding years of my life. Both me and Sifu Eric celebrate 25 years at WKFA this spring and I’d like to take this opportunity to share some highlights and changes with you, my Kung Fu family. Here are a few of my personal highlights….
I’m putting pen to paper (or whatever the digital equivalent is…fingers to keys I guess) following our annual Intermediate/Advanced grading on May 24. Here are some updates regarding what has been happening at WKFA!…
Youth Student’s Corner
You sit down with your legs crossed, back straight and close your eyes. Slowly, you take a deep breath in, then let it out. Every student reading this can tell me exactly what you’re doing: meditating. But what is that exactly?…
Junior Student’s Corner
How much do you know about the Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy? In this article, I thought we could visit some trivia to get new students better aquainted with the school and as a review for longer term students. Some of the answers might seem easy, others hopefully will make you think. Take the quiz….
Adult Student’s Corner
In Part 1, we talked about the pervasiveness of this concept in kung fu, and we discussed some different facets of respect, in a quest for a deeper understanding of its meaning. Onward…
Why is respect important?….
Adult Student’s Corner
Balance in Kung Fu is more often than not associated with the physical sense of the word. In fact, from the day a new student walks onto the kwoon we begin to help them understand their bodies in order to develop, amongst other things, balance. But physical balance isn’t the only form of balance a martial arts student should hone….
One of the most wonderful things about Waterloo Kung Fu Academy is that we try very
hard to adhere to old traditions and values. Sometimes, learning the proper protocol can be slightly frightening for the parents as well as for the children. Most parents tell us that they bring their children to us to help them to learn respect and discipline. At WKFA, we firmly believe that everyone can help teach these principles. Here are a few points to help everyone understand some of the guidelines and expectations at the school….
Kung Fu 101
Know Your Limits
Some comic relief…kung-fu style!…
Food For Thought
May 24th Grading Photos
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover!” ~ Mark Twain