Hey family! How has your week been? How is your training? Hopefully all are a-okay!
It’s been an interesting week, but then again… When is it not? 😉
You can’t continually work on yourself and your company and it not be interesting! LOL
The past week has been some serious pain and learning both inside and outside of my training.
I have been training with Hector on Thursdays as of last week. It’s always interesting to train with someone new as each person brings new energy, new force, new strength, new skill levels, new challenges, and reveals a ton of how you are doing and can handle pressure, etc.
I had been feeling a little down about training as one of my training partners decided to quit training. It’s sad when people give up on the one thing that can truly help them. That saying we are our own worst enemy is so true. Which is why when we beat the enemy within, the enemy outside can due us no harm.
I hope he ends up beating the enemy within, so he can truly live. One thing I know for sure is that Kung Fu is one thing that truly helps you face your demons, face your flaws and causes you to have no choice but to overcome them.
Yes, it’s going to be hard, yes you might feel like giving up, but don’t! Make a commitment and promise yourself that no matter how rough and hard things go, that you will refuse to give up on you. If you do that one thing, you will survive and thrive through the continual pruning and refining process that we call training and life.
And in case you are wondering… Yes, we have some footage for you to see from my training with Hector and I know you will love it. After all what is more entertaining then getting two fiery Latinos together for training who also have ADHD?! 😉
Sifu Larry will be editing it next week, so as soon as I get the footage, I will blog more about the experience and share it with you of course. 🙂
It’s always interesting to see how you look vs. how you felt when your were training. I find I am often a lot harder on myself in the midst of the training, but after watching it, I realize I didn’t do as bad as I had thought. I have definitely been my worst critique, watching my training is helping me to extend myself some grace.
If you have a training partner, I highly encourage recording some of your sessions, it will help you see where you really are and how far you have come over time. Because you may feel like me, that you aren’t really getting anywhere and then be able to see that, that really isn’t true at all!
Have you experienced this in your training? If so, let me know in the comments below. If you haven’t found a training partner yet, check out how Sifu Larry got training partners when he first started out here.
Now on to your training…
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Ngo Dac Na Seminars (new additions)
- Gun Disarm From The Back
- How To Deal With A Knife Attack
- Entry Hand Techniques
- Bonus Footage
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Blessings & Happy Training,
& The Enter Shaolin Family
Pierre G says
Students come and go searching for the truth.But I am glad that your grandfather was like a lighthouse for the essence of W.C.K.F. that are simplicity,directness,effenciency. that describe great sophitication in developpement of knowledge and skill. The inexperienced consider that level of sophistication to complex for combat whitout recognizing. Simplicity directness efficiency are born out of extensive knowledge and experience.Talent is not enough,yours informations gives every practionner away of function troughout the chaos of combat.Students must constanly study and train in order to understand the secrets hiddin in the form,you must constantly think of how each movements relates to principles of the style students should be able to develop a sense for the ennemy while doing the form and should constantly focus on how apply each thecnique of the form and keep on. Your doing a good job.
Larry Rivera says
Thanks Pierre, we are glad you are enjoying our content.