The banquet on Sunday night was an incredible experience. I could go on about all the different things that make it such an amazing night but a few highlights for me:
1) Listening to Sifus Becket and Tymchuk talk about what kung fu has meant to them was an emotional experience for me. I don't know either of them all that well yet but so many of the things that they both spoke about resonated with me because I've had similar feelings. It shows me that we all start in the same place and with hard work and discipline, you can achieve great things.
2) The organization and execution of the banquet itself is so cool to observe. You have a whole bunch of people working together to put on an event that is nothing short of inspirational. It's impossible to not be inspired by this group of people when you see the way that everyone pitches in and selflessly donates time and resources to make the night what it is.
3) I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of SRKF. When I looked around the room yesterday I thought about how we're all on the same path but our journeys are all different. Everyone at SRKF is working to improve their lives and the lives of those around them but we all have our own way of doing it.
4) The banquet was just the kick in the butt I needed. I've had a lot on the go in my life lately but instead of using kung fu to help me, I've been neglecting it. Course corrected.