Fu For You – Guest Column
Practice tips to re-establish routine after a vacation away from Kung Fu.
Sifu Robin Young discusses his thoughts on the changes he has seen in the martial arts over the years.
As humans, we are the Great Negotiators. Unfortunately, we often use that skill on ourselves.
The sugar content in sports drinks far out weight the benefits in most situations. Simple water is still the drink of choice, inside and outside the kwoon.
Remember as a student of Kung Fu, your attitude and your character will always be more important than your skills as a martial artist.
The most important things in Kung Fu have nothing to do with rank.
“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.”
Always try to question your limitations to see if they are still necessary in your life, or if perhaps they can be modified as you grow.
Practice is essential to learning Kung Fu, reinforcing what’s been taught so it’s not forgotten between classes and by making sure through repetition it’s a part of muscle memory.
Screen time is just another aspect of modern day life that a child needs to ease into carefully and slowly during their developmental years.
With Kung Fu the growing season never ends; be a constant gardener!
There are many elements involved in grading preparation. This article highlights three elements that have inspired me recently; physical, mental and nutritional.
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.
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.