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Shifu Sumers - An Inspiration

Shun Shifu Weaver's picture
Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:34

Shifu Sumers has inspired more than just a few people.

She was our inspiration for the Sheng Chi Foundation. This website and whole endeavor is a project of the Sheng Chi Foundation.

She was the youngest black belt ever in Shou' Shu'

She was the first in her family to graduate high school, she then went on to college. First in her family to break free of the welfare system and become independent.

Peace Through Violence

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Submitted by Kevin Carley on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:42

I've been learning Shou Shu since May 2013. Not a huge amount of time, but I'm nearly at a full orange belt. What I initially might have thought would be a cool looking martial art (like they do in the movies!) has actually taught me a lot more than I thought it would. In the past I have been diagnosed with aspergers, now more commonly referred to as spectrum autism disorder. I've always been shy and a bit socially awkward. I don't remember exactly what I wanted out of Shou Shu at the time when I first walked into the Sheng Chi Center, though it wasn't long after I had started getting more physical with exercise and running. I thought learning martial arts might improve my strength and balance. Who knew that it could improve my mental balance as well?

Don't let negative press and haters put you off!

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Submitted by rayhomewood on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:11

Hi everybody. There are a lot of nasty people on the internet with only negative things to say. This is particularly true of Should Shu both as an art and as an online teaching facility. Well, let them have their say - karma will come around. The most important thing is: don't let them put you off! If it works for you, that is all that matters :-)

Tabata Method and Intensity

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:02

Jonathan Bluestein poses that a person can learn the entire course of study for a martial art in four to seven years. He explains that a serious student needs individual attention from his instructor as well as individual and peer practice time. Emphasizing proper technique and hand-on, one-on-one training, Bluestein suggests that a dedicated student can achieve a decent mastery of the art’s techniques in about 6600 hours of practice.