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Always Remember!

11
Sep

Always Remember!

Can you believe it’s been 11 years already? In some ways it feels like a lifetime ago, in others it feels like just yesterday. I’m sure you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when tragedy struck. Today we take a moment and remember all those lives that were lost and every family that was affected by the attacks on 9/11/01! Our Bok Fu Do training teaches us to find the silver lining in all adversity. Heroes emerged everywhere and we came together as a country like never before. It’s so easy to only think about the tragedy but let’s also rejoice in the positive that came from it. It’s important to remember both realities!

Here is an excerpt from Grandmaster Lee’s writing, “As your lives unfold, you will be touched by both Good Fortune and Great Adversity”.

“Would you sell both your eyes for 1 million dollars or your leg, or your hand, or your hearing? Add up what you do have my friends, and you’ll find that you truly wouldn’t sell what you have for all the gold in the world. The best things in this life are yours right now, this moment. As one of my black belts, I want you to appreciate yourself. The perfect and the imperfect, the good and the not so good. Stars remember will always shine their very brightest on the very blackest nights in much the same way that your true black belt strengths will shine and be revealed to you only during your darkest hours of sadness and despair. As your lives unfold, each of you will be touched by both good fortune and great adversity. We all can wear our happiness lightly, and most of the time do, often not even recognizing it until we suddenly feel the weight of some great sorrow – unemployment, illness, depression, a loss of some kind. When hard times hit, you will find that strengths perhaps you never knew you had will rise up from unknown sources within you. Discovering these black belt strengths and qualities is part of your training with me. Black belts find good fortune at the core of any adversity they face in life. They always look for the silver lining. The abiding power of your true black belt faith. The depth of our true black belt love for each other, our black belt ability to comfort and to be comforted by others. And the loyalty and steadfastness of other Bok-Fu brother and sister black belts, students and true friends. All these discoveries fortify us as strong Bok-Fu black belts as we struggle though life’s more difficult passages.”

Bok Fu Fitness

Warm Up:
2 times:
10 pass through with staff
10 horse stance squat jumps
10 hardbow/ broken bow lunges
30 seconds horse stance stretch

Workout:
For time
100 Mountain Climbers
10 Bok Fu Burpees
20 Chicken Lunges
30 Push Ups with Hand Release
40 Sit Ups with Cross Punches
50 Horse Stance Squats
40 Sit Ups with Cross Punches
30 Push Ups with Hand Release
20 Chicken Lunges
10 Bok Fu Burpees
100 Mountain Climbers

Warm Down:
5 minutes belt stretching