Hey Family, hope you all had an amazing week. This week we really kicked things up a notch. As I am typing this weekly update we are expecting our new computers. We really needed new computers because Jamie and myself have been using computers that are way out dated and this alone has been slowing down our progress big time!
Thanks to all of you we finally have been able to upgrade both of our computers, our Anniversary sale helped us pay for one and the other we were able to get with Paypal working capital, which was a big help too. This should make our progress happen much faster, minus the slight learning curve of switching from PC to Mac. As I mentioned last week we are in the process of moving over video files to our new video hosting company. I have been burning the midnight oil for the past week to make the transition faster!
I am hoping to have that migration done before the second week of June. I plan on working late every night till the migration is complete. Once that is done, I will be able to continue building out the 2 courses I have been working on for you.
Even though we have been busy this week, we did manage to put up some social media tips and inspiration for you.
Here’s Sifu Phu teaching a quick self-defense anti-grabbing technique:
— Enter Shaolin (@EnterShaolin) May 20, 2016
Have you been testing out any of our quick tips? If so, how have you been enjoying them?
We are grateful when we get to help you learn how to deal with and/or avoid violent situations…
The other day Jamie got an email from one of our members about a rape situation that happened with a training partner they knew for a long time several years back. Our family member was wondering what they could have done to prevent or at least escape the situation. I ended up testing a few ways to get out of the position she was in with Jamie. We were able to quickly see how if someone did not know the right way they could easily panic and get stuck.
Later in the month we will do a video lesson on how to deal with this particular situation and go into more detail on how she was pinned to the ground
After hearing her story and us playing out the scenario, a few things came to my mind… First and foremost in a violent situation the best thing you can do, is to control your breath and not panic. Panicking is the absolute worse thing you can do and in most cases it leads to you being stuck like a deer in headlights.
There really is only one tried and true way to not panic and that is to focus on your breathing. If you don’t maintain breath control your skill will fail you.
Here at Enter Shaolin we teach you to understand how energy works because having this understanding will allow you to develop techniques that work for you. If you have a scenario you need help with, please let us know like this courageous member did. We are here to help!
When I first started learning Kung Fu I thought that I needed to learn techniques to counter other techniques. This was wrong, because mentally you end up trying to force your techniques and the result of that is you end up fighting muscle against muscle.
What we are teaching you how to do is to feel it out, so that you can deal it out. We teach you how to acquire skill by understanding how to utilize energy and physics to your advantage so strength is no longer an issue.
The good news is as your skill increases, you will develop the ability to read other peoples energy easier. The best way I know to develop your breath control is through regular practice of Qigong, this combined with Tai Chi will help you move the energy or chi you cultivate as your sensitivity increases so does your chi.
Which reminds me…
Here’s your Kung Fu quote of the week by Bruce Lee:
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
We invite you to push forward and release the limits you put on yourself!
Before you get to your training, Jamie has requested that we ask for those that pray to please say a prayer of healing and recovery for our old Enter Shaolin family member Ashley who we just found out today is recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
We are praying for his speedy recovery and abundant healing. Be well brother Ashley!
Now on to your training…
Here’s Your New Enter Shaolin Training:
Ngo Dac Na
Sifu Larry Rivera
& The Enter Shaolin Family
P.S. Jamie emailed Apple users late last night on a fix for a video problem some of you have experienced. Make sure to check it out so you can get back to your training!
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