What does Kung Fu teach?
Discipline and respect!
Kung Fu is a great tool. When used and taught properly it can preform miracles. Now having been a instructor for a month and attending the instructors meetings, it amazes me just how much thought is put into the children we teach at SRKF.
When I was younger, I always aspired to be like the Sifus that taught me. To this day I still look up to my teachers, but not for the same reasons. I look up to my teachers because they all are mindful, confident, motivated human beings that taught me and are still teaching me the morals that I use every day. They are constantly are pushing me to be my best.
The reasons I look up to my sifus is extremely hard, if not impossible to tell to a young child. So instead we plant the seeds. We focus almost purely on physical aspects of Kung Fu, or so it seems. Our goal as instructors is to plant the seeds of different concepts in theminds of our students, so that one day they will understand what we meant. I still have a long way to go as a instructor. But I hope that someday I will become a gerat teacher, like the ones I have.
This past week was not very good, but at the same time not very bad. I completed the majority of my requirements, but I know I can get more from myself. I am going to try to write in my journal every mourning to get my head in the right outlook. I am expecting next week to be a good week.