Fu For You – Spring 2016
Editor: Lloyd Fridenburg
Produced by Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy
Print Version: Fu For You – Spring 2016
The Black Sash – Diligent Training and Perseverance
Kung Fu training is one of the most intense individual activities you will ever encounter. Your level of expertise or competence has no bearing on who may suffer from burnout, or who will ultimately complete the journey. We all need a change of pace and a change of scenery from time to time.
Spring 2016 – What’s Happening at WKFA
This February has been much busier than normal, with new students joining all of our age programs. I would like to formally welcome all of the new families to the Academy! We will do our best to give you the best possible introduction to kung-fu and we hope it becomes a lifelong activity that you can benefit from and enjoy!
The Five Animals’ Five Lessons on Bullying
In Kung Fu, we learn from the five animals (tiger, leopard, snake, crane, and dragon), and what they teach us can help not only in the kwoon, but at home or school too. Here are five lessons from the five animals to help you deal with bullying.
Why It Pays To Be Committed To Kung Fu
Your Commitment to martial arts is important and how it will pay off. Here’s how!
Flexibility is needed to perform everyday activities with relative ease…things like getting out of bed, lifting children, or sweeping the floor. Better flexibility improves athletic performance and can decrease risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and enabling your muscles to work effectively.
The Journey of a Thousand Miles – Letting Grow
Whether a grading, a tournament, a first class in a new program, enjoy a moment for you too as your child benefits from many new experiences.
How do you know if you’re ready for a grading?
While physical preparation is extremely important, mental preparedness is a major contributing factor to your success on the day of grading. You need to believe that you are ready.
WKFA 2015 Award Winners
Every year the academy gives out awards in the following categories for adult, junior, and youth students. Announcing our 2015 winners!
Learn from Your Mistakes
Knowledge comes when we learn from making good decisions; wisdom comes when we learn from making bad decisions!