Fu For You – Fall 2014

Editor: Lloyd Fridenburg
Produced by Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy

Print Version: WKFA-Newsletter-2014-Q4-Fall

Preparing for Advanced Gradings

Preparing for Advanced Gradings

I remember many years ago when a senior student commented to Sifu Bob (Sigung) that they were sure that a particularly gifted student was destined to get their black sash very quickly. Sifu just looked at her and said, “It’s not as much about skill as it is about dedication, and I’ll believe that any student has the dedication necessary to pass a black sash grading when I see the sash around their waist.” That student never did test for black, and the number of times that that statement has rung true over the years is truly astonishing. Every year about this time students begin talking of plans to shoot for their black sash in the spring, and you’ll have to forgive me if I roll my eyes. Talk is cheap; don’t tell us, show us!

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