Fu For You – Editorials
This month marks the 15th anniversary of Sigung Bob’s passing; enjoy this article written by Sigung Bob for the September 2000 newsletter.
We owe it to ourselves and to our Kung Fu evolution to question ‘why.’
The longer you have known a technique, form, or sequence, the higher our expectations are that you can execute it proficiently. So, always remember that learning the new goes hand-in-hand with improving the old.
Now is the time to begin training if you have a goal to test for Brown or Black in the spring of 2021. If you fail to prepare; prepare to fail!
Students and instructors have grabbed the reins and showed great determination in finding creative ways to keep our spirits up; your efforts are noticed and won’t be forgotten.
When you train in Kung Fu you are learning a warring art with deep historical roots.
Kung Fu training in the adult program provides a valuable growth experience as kids transition to young adults.
With the change of season, comes a change of routine.
To all the new Sifus, Sihings, and Sije; well done! We relate to your highs and lows, and always treasure your accomplishments. You will all become future WKFA leaders.
Creating your own form gives you a platform to express your own vision, creativity, and abilities, while demonstrating the Kung Fu skills you have acquired to date.
It has been an honour to teach and train with such dedicated, inspirational, group of martial artists over the past year and I hope everyone of you has a great holiday season and continued success in your Kung Fu journey.
A shout-out to our wonderful instructors and assistant instructors: Thanks, from all of us for your hard work and dedication to WKFA kids!
It’s easier to maintain your Kung Fu skills and conditioning through the summer than it is to take a complete break for the summer and then try to regain it in the fall.
Here are a few things for you to consider when you start to look towards your next grading.
I tip my hat to all our dedicated instructors that have chosen to make Kung Fu a way of life and work hard to pass that dedication on to the next generation of WKFA instructors.
Rest in peace, Grandmaster Pan.
Follow the recipe until you discover your own pathway.
Whatever you did to prepare for your last grading isn’t good enough to prepare for your next!
As we have evolved as a school, our forms and techniques have changed to compliment that evolution, and Kung Fu continues to evolve as a martial art.
Something I try to instill in my students is that stress cannot exist in the present moment and the more time we spend in the present the less stress we experience.