Fu For You – Winter 2015-16
Editor: Lloyd Fridenburg
Produced by Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy
Print Version: WKFA-Newsletter-2016-Q1-Winter
Wow, I simply can’t believe that another year has nearly slipped by and in a few weeks we’ll surge into 2016. In preparation for this newsletter I started looking at some old newsletters back to the early 1990’s; a bit of a journey down memory lane. A few things really hit home as I waded through the pages, here’s some of the most notable.
It’s hard to believe we are almost through the Fall! Many exciting events are coming up. I sincerely hope that everyone has a great finish to 2015 and an even better start to the new year!
While it’s important to look back at how far you’ve come, Kung Fu is also about looking forward to what’s ahead of you. Goal setting is an important skill to master, so here are some tips to get you started.
One thing to be mindful of is not falling into the trap of thinking “my martial art is better than yours.” It is important to be respectful of all other martial art forms and their practitioners. I thought it might be interesting to compare some of the styles that developed as a result.
Self-reflection drives your “current” self to grow into your “ideal” self—the martial artist you aspire to be.
You need to train smarter, not harder sometimes, until you are physically able to continue. As we advance in physical age, our technique changes again as we can no longer move as fast, dip as low, or move as smooth. Sometimes, we have to train through injury.
Now it’s time to embrace another culture as thousands of Syrian refugees spend their first holiday season in Canada. We are, or were, all emigrants sometime in the past. Don’t fear change; embrace it for that’s what makes us strong.