When I began my Kung Fu training three years ago...it was as if something always in me had awoken. Something that I sort of somehow knew was always inside myself, but didn’t know what it was. But through all of my training, endurance hardships, it all clicked one day...it is a desire to be great and never settle, but to also remain humble and grateful for all that you have and have experienced, good and bad.
Kung Fu is not a hobby of mine, is a lifestyle. As a person I never imagined I would become as grounded and strong as I am now, physically and spiritually. It teaches patience, endurance, and humility, with self-defense being the mere surface of it. When I resumed training six months ago, I didn’t realize how much I’d missed and needed it, and now knowing it is something I can’t simply stop and forget about. Next week, I will gradually begin to train with weapons and learn some more advanced techniques I’d never thought I’d reach. But no matter what, the day I started and knew nothing of what I know now all those years ago never ceases to fade from my mind.
Even if it takes me the rest of my life...I will never stop until I become a great master. But not for myself merely...Namely, for all of the ones like me who believed they would never be anything more than the limits others said they were restrained to, instead of believing themselves.
Lead by example and be the change you wish to see in the world.