Hey Family! How are you? How’s your week going? Did you get any training in? Let me know in the comments so we know how you are doing. 🙂
While I got working out done each day, I didn’t get as much Kung Fu training in as I would have liked. So that’s something I am going to work on this weekend and get back into a more set schedule to get back into full training mode.
This week really flew by for us, what about you?
The good news is after a lot of researching, digging and testing we’ve narrowed down a lot of what needs to get done for the site! Finally! Phew!
Here’s what Enter Shaolin is up to next week:
- New members only chat feature via Slack.
– Will include a private chat for Abbots
- New affiliate program installed & setup.
- New improved sales funnel (great for affiliates & us).
- Forum setup for members only.
– Sections for each training category.
– Plus a section to seek out training parters.
- Give you the Pittsburgh Seminar 2016 info & signup page.
- Add live support chat integration during business hours and easier help ticket submissions for off hours.
Also, we will be hearing back soon from our development team about the final stages of our Roku project. Once they are done, we will submit our site to Roku and once approved all members will get free access to our free & paid content on Roku. This will be a lite version of Enter Shaolin which will be launching in September in efforts to reach more people around the globe. Shortly after we will be launching our channel on AppleTV, Amazon Fire and Google Play.
After making some of our needed upgrades and having some unexpected development costs with the Roku project, we realize to make the rest of our improvements we are going to raise more funds. On the list to do still is to get a second camera, make structural improvements to the studio and start making DVDs! To meet these demands, we have to change things up as our initial projection got slammed to the ground! OUCH!
Kind of like when you are training and you are thinking you are doing great and then someone with a higher skill comes along and knocks you back into reality! It just means it’s time to evaluate what you are doing right and what needs improvement. Maybe that means training smarter and/or putting in some extra hours. That’s what we are doing here at Enter Shaolin, when an obstacle we weren’t planning for shows up, we go back to the drawing board until we can overcome that pressure. We put in extra hours if that’s what it takes and learn new skills if need be too. Whatever it takes, we are up for the challenge!
One of our Abbot member’s who met Sifu Phu this past weekend got a taste of this when he discovered, sometimes you think you got a technique down until you realize you can’t handle a certain level of pressure. It doesn’t mean that your technique is bad, it just means you haven’t trained your skill level to be able to handle that level of pressure and skill yet. It’s all a part of the process and there’s going to be some pain along the way. It’s okay there cannot be any growth without some pain too. It’s how we grow physically, mentally and also skillfully. 😉
These are things that take time and as a martial artist, we must come to the realization that we will always be learning and improving. The sooner we get comfortable with that and the pain that comes with it, the sooner we will grow. Yes there will be challenges to overcome, yes there will be times we question our abilities and other times our patience will be tested and pressure applied to see how well we can handle it all…
In all cases it is what we do in these moments that truly defines us. Whatever the obstacle or challenge family, we at Enter Shaolin implore that you refuse to give up! That when these challenges arise that instead of defeat, you take a deep breath or two, regain composure and take a look at the challenge from a different perspective. There are always solutions, even if they aren’t the things we necessarily want to hear or do… The fact is, there are always solutions.
Lots of patience and humbleness is required to survive this Kung Fu journey family. All these things also apply to what we do here at Enter Shaolin whether on the forefront or behind the scenes. Kung Fu is indeed in everything, and indeed everything is Kung Fu!
Speaking of everything is Kung Fu, our Abbot family member Rob asked how my shoulder was doing yesterday. I told him it’s really insane how great it feels, besides needing to lift a little less (5-15lb less depending on the exercise), it doesn’t throb, ache, and I can even sleep on that side just fine. I also have full range of motion which is beyond awesome! It’s been great to see my own healing journey with my shoulder these past several years. I know that there’s no way without all the training I have done and healing chi work that I could just be back to normal like it didn’t happen the same day and beyond.
The body can do some pretty miraculous things when we give it the power to! I know some of you have shared your stories of healing old and new injuries alike through martial arts and Qigong, etc. Feel free to share your story below, we’d love to hear it. 🙂
Now on to your training…
Here’s Your New Enter Shaolin Training:
Ngo Dac Na
Ngo Dac Na Seminars
Blessings & Happy Training,
& The Enter Shaolin Family
James D says
Thank you for the inspiration sifu, it’s been a very busy week for me as well but I am able to get qigong and Thai chi practice in the early am and I have gotten in the habit of taking breaks throughout the day and greasing the grove with my kung fu practice. I can’t practice as long as I would like but 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there adds up to quite a bit by the end of the week.
Larry Rivera says
Hi James every little bit helps 🙂
Rob H says
If you add an “Everything is Kung Fu” entershaolin t-shirt I’ll buy one 😉
Jamie Pelaez says
Great idea brother, I’ll start working on some designs…. 🙂