The class gathered around Grandmaster Lee and Master Buckley as the new 2012 World Tournament Poster was unveiled. It’s amazing! We can’t wait to get them hung in the schools so everyone can see for themselves.
A quick burst of Bok Fu Philosophy to start off your week. Instructors, you’ll recognize this paragraph from class Saturday!
“What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those of us who fight on in the face of discouragement.What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man or woman is in that state of mind in which they know exactly what they want and are fully determined not to quit until they find it.”
“When you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what’s comfortable, what’s safe and what some would call common sense, well that’s day one!”
Wishing all our Bok Fu Do Dads a very happy father’s day! And a very special thank you to a man that has been like a father to so many of his students throughout his 60 years in martial arts, Grandmaster Lee!
Mr. Aars worked very hard to earn his purple belt on Wednesday night at the Alamo school! Keep up the good work and improvement Mr. Aars!
Our first two Jr Dragons from Lafayette joined our Alamo Jr Dragon sparring class on Monday night! Mr. Lim and Ms. Christie did a fantastic job in their first class!
We are only 43 days away from the Nationals in baltimore. For those going, practices start this Saturday 6/15 at the Alamo school from 12-1pm each week. Here is the USKSF website for all of the information you need on the tournament!
Bok Fu Fitness
Straight leg kicks up mat
10 push ups
Advanced Reverse straight leg kicks down mat
10 horse stance squats
Inchworms up mat
10 Sit ups with cross punches
Drop stance/ hard bow/ crane down mat
10 V ups
3 Rounds for time
10 Bok Fu Burpees
20 Push Ups
30 Broken Bow Jumps
40 Tuck Jumps
50 Horse Stance Squats
5 minutes ball torture
Our friends at KO Kung Fu are hosting the annual Summer Tournament. This is a perfect warm up for the Nationals at the end of July. Let’s all make an effort to support KO and be there for their tournament. Register online today!
Here’s a small dose of Bok Fu Philosophy for your Wednesday!
“Do not ever let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. Do not measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. As I said earlier, think always of failure as an opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Failure to prepare remember, is the same as preparing to fail. At this point in my life, I must tell you that I don’t have any fears of failures. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside me which is pounding and saying “keep going, someone must be on top, why not me?” Success to me is having the peace of mind in knowing I have done my best. You will always have my best; what I ask of you is that I have yours.”
Bok Fu Fitness
1 minute run in place (10 second jog/10 second sprint)
10 forward snap kicks each leg
10 rear kicks each leg
10 wheel kicks each leg
straight leg kicks up and down mat
advanced/reverse crescent straight leg kicks up and down mat
inchworms up and down mat
AMRAP 15 Mintues
50 Broken Bow Jumps
40 Hand Release Push Ups
30 Chicken Lunges
20 Sit Ups with Cross Punches
10 Bok Fu Burpess
5 Minutes partner stretching
“Grit is sticking with your future — day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years — and working really hard to make that future a reality.”
How Much Fast Food is Eaten Every Second? “Seventeen Big Macs are sold every second” I promise you’ll want to go eat a salad after this article/video!
Please pardon the couple swear words in this video, but it was too powerful not to post! Enjoy!
Bok Fu Fitness
20 seconds on 10 seconds rest – 8 times
Horse Stance Squats
2-4-6-8-10 Clapping Pushup
10-10-10-10-10 Box Jump
10-8-6-4-2 Bok Fu Burpee
Notes: 2 Clapping Push up, 10 Box Jumps, 10 Bok Fu Burpees followed by 4 Clapping Push Ups, 10 Box Jumps, 8 Bok Fu Burpees…
5 minutes on foam roller
Wow, it was quite a day at our East West Schools on Saturday! We started out with two of our instructors, Ms. Lay and Mr. Greenwood, earning their green belts during testing in the Instructor class. Then we had our first ever belt board at East West Lafayette. There was a fantastic turnout of students that really put their all into their tests. Thank you for your effort and a big thank you to all the staff members that came for testing!
This is a very interesting article about movement. It’s dealing with a fundamental squat but it’s very applicable to our martial arts training and more importantly to the way we move throughout the day. The Missing Link: Movement as a Skill