Archive for August 5, 2011
Learning something new everyday is a key to growth! This article taught me a few new things I didn’t know before. I’m not sure how useful they are, but they are definitely new facts…
This is a post from another blog that I read daily. There was a big sports competition that took place on the same weekend as the Nationals in Baltimore. This post is written on the day after the competition and it relates beautifully to many of our experiences at the Nationals. Here is the original link, however I’ve added it to this post and substituted Bok Fu Do and our tournament to the text. Take The Chance
“You can’t go to something like the (The US Kuoshu Championships) and remain the same person. It changes you, whether you want it to or not. Luckily, it changes you in a good way.
The spectacle of heart and effort and love and (kung fu) is like no other. And this year it was bigger AND better than ever. That’s hard to do.
But I don’t want to talk about the (Tournament). There will be a million words written and a million videos made and a million thoughts on what went right, wrong, and what we should do in the future. I don’t need to add to those right now.
All I want to do today is thank (our teachers, Grandmaster Lee and Master Buckley). (Our coaches) took a big chance on (us). And they kept taking chances. Victories, defeats, minor screw-ups, major screw-ups, agreement, argument, it didn’t matter — through it all, they kept telling us to keep pushing and trying and that failure was okay, but to learn from it — and learn quick. And that no matter what happened, they would love us. Sounds like a parent, huh? In some ways, they have been kind of like a parent to us all, really.
So, today, do this for me and our teachers: Think about who you should take a chance on. Pick somebody out of the crowd. Maybe there’s someone you’ve been considering, someone who you think might be ready for something bigger — whether it’s a job, a task, or some matter of the heart. Think about them and . . . take the chance. They might fail, sure. They might let you down, yup. But so what? They also might smash it out of the park. They might succeed gloriously, beyond your wildest dreams. And wouldn’t that be amazing — for them and for you? Be a hero of a different sort today. Don’t just be the person who does amazing things in life: be the person who helps others to do amazing things too. Go take the chance. Now. Someone is waiting to succeed.”
Bok Fu Fitness
10 forward snap kicks (each leg)
10 rear kicks (each leg)
10 wheel kicks (each leg)
5 techniques from your belt
1 form from your belt
AMRAP 10 minutes
5 Push ups (advanced handstand push ups)
10 Broken Bow Jumps
15 Horse Stance Squats
20 Sit Ups with Cross Punches
5 minutes belt stretching for hamstrings