Hey Family, here at Enter Shaolin we are always working on new ways to be more efficient and keep things fresh. So to make our lives a little easier and hopefully make these post more enjoyable for you…
We are going to be giving you a weekly recap of the different things we are doing and sharing online.
This week’s thought is, are you flowing with whatever happens to you?
How many times are you working on something and get so frustrated that you walk away from it? I know it has happened to me more times than I care to remember. Jamie has seen me storm out of the room a few times when something blows up in my face. Yeah, even after all those years of Kung Fu training, sometimes things still get me.
Those same things, might not bother her and roll off of her. She has often said to me, “Why get mad? What good is getting pissed off going to do? Nothing, you will just bring more reasons to be mad and pissed off and get no where and be even more stressed. There’s no point!”
We are all works in progress, so this week was a good reminder of how we need to let go and go with the flow and not get caught up on the challenges that come our way. This can even be seen when you are sparring, playing hands or Chi Sao. When you feel like you are getting stuck, that means your energy isn’t flowing. Step back from the situation take a deep breath and relax yourself. Only through relaxation will you be able to flow with whatever life throws at you.
Tip: I use to blow up at practically everything and lose my temper. Regular Qigong and Tai Chi have helped me to reel myself in and to have much better control of my temper and emotion as a whole.
This Week’s Quick Tip From Instagram: The Dislodge
This video is a quick 15 second tip from Sifu Phu Ngo. Sifu hardly used any pressure when he applied this technique, but despite just barely using any energy on me… About 4 hours later, I was sitting on my chair and the right side of my throat started to hurt…
At first I though maybe it was allergies or maybe I was getting a cold. Then another few hours went by and I was laying down and when I went to lift my head up, I felt this sore throat type pain in my throat again. It was then I realized that the pain was from when Sifu Phu applied the dislodge technique on me. I wasn’t sick, I was just still feeling that tiny bit of energy that apparently had a big impact on my throat! I am still feeling it today as I write this.
In that short 15 second video, I got injured enough that 2 days later I can still feel it. So imagine if you applied this technique with full power! I see all the time on the internet people spewing stuff like “this or that won’t work in real life or against this type of fighter, etc., etc….”
But the fact is, this stuff works, try it for yourself, test and prove all things!
Friends this easy to apply technique if done at the right moment will devastate your attacker and could just save your life. It’s a simple technique but when applied right has some serious ramifications for your attacker.
You can find a full lesson on this quick tip on the dislodge here in your member’s training area.
For those of you have been following us awhile, you may know that Jamie and I put our kiddos in Wushu. You can check out her daughter Jaya and my daughter Cara practicing their new moves here:
Today the girls are working on some combo moves old and new at Master Li’s. #wushu #master #peacefulwarrior #selfdefense #chinesemartialarts #martialarts #kungfu #wushufans #healthykids #fitness #flexibility #training
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Now on to your training…
Here’s Your New Enter Shaolin Training:
- Wave Hands Like Fan To Snake Spits Out Tongue
- Snake Spits Out Tongue, Deflect Parry Punch, Hold Tai Chi, Roll The Ball, Roll Back Press And Push
Sifu Larry Rivera
& The Enter Shaolin Family
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