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Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 20:28

I've recieved a lot of emails from everyone lately. Very nice, very caring emails. I have not responded to them all but I have read many.

Some really stand out. Trey Woodford sent me an amazing email that was extremely insightful and helpful. David Spangler sent an email that made me realize that the things that Shifu Liz and I have been through have been played out by many others.

I appreciate all of you.

Today has been a tough day for me. But it is in these tough days that we grow.

I'm in the middle of a partnership breakup. This is not the first time. I've had partners go South on me before. Something just happens to people when businesses start making good money. I think they call it greed.

It's a tough experience. Years of work down the drain. Huge potential lost.

But that business is unrelated to this.

This site is beginning to take on a life of it's own. It's going places I never expected. A group of people I never even knew existed is forming.

I have to believe that this thing I am going through is just a redirection for me. Someone up there has knocked me back on course. That business was not my love. This is.

So despite the hardship I am thankful for it. This site I have treated like a hobby. But it is not a hobby. It is my passion.

Not only is it my passion but through it I have found that there are many people out there that think like me. That have seen and recognized what has happened in the martial world and like me they are sad for it.

And with knowing that these people exist I am hopeful. I am hopeful that we can bring something back to the world. Something precious.

I just got back from the park. I went through all my beast forms. I was so angry on my way there. I felt so good on my way back. Grateful that I have Shou' Shu'. Grateful that you are all on this Journey with me.

I think that this is the start of a new chapter. I'm not sure what that chapter will bring. But I know it will bring great things.

Thanks for coming along with me.

Great read I have really enjoyed these past months of doing Shou Shu it has been a great opportunity that is enjoyable a great exercise and very mentally relaxing "hard to explain" it just is :)
"Thank you for having us on this journey Shun Shifu and everyone else who has contributed to this site and the lessons on it"
Jeremiah Watson

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Yeah Jeremiah, We all get that "mentally relaxing" and no none of us has been able to explain it to someone who hasn't experienced it. I'm glad you get it too

Shifu Weaver and Shifu Liz,
I started out over 40 years in 5 animal kung fu, then ISSHIN RYU Karate 39 years , then pai lum kung fu , then when I was 24 years old I had A.V.M. malformation, in laymens term my viens and artryery got tangle at birth then when I was 24 it findly broke lose in my head, I was in a coma for over 6 weeks I had surgery and I wasn't suppose to pull threw, but God had different plans for me and that was 28 years later, by the way I was called to preach and teach the martial arts, and I've been doing that for over 20 years, well time to step off my soap box and let someone else have a chance to talk, if Shifu Weaver doesn't mind may be I'll tell more of my life. Thanks for listening have a great week and a happy Easter, rember Jesus is the reason for the season.
Yours in Christ
GM Dave Spangler KU-DAN

David E. Spangler

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Soap boxes are totally allowed around here :-) And we just love it when people like you pay it forward

I know I just started doing this but I think the online learning is a great idea. The layout of the website is good. The videos from what I have seen so far are pretty good. I think you should be commended for it and from what I have read there are a lot of people including me who appreciate it.

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My name is Miguel and i've recently started working your lessons. Because my work doesn´t let me have a steady and regular schedule it's hard to follow things as I would like, and it's also hard to leave messages when I have time to train. This is unfair for you because you guys are doing an amazing job. But i'm trying my best. I just wanted to say that every two days, sometimes three, I get to make up one hour for me to be with you, and it feels great. It also feels like I'm part of something big for being shown such amazing things with such respect and generosity, and also like it's something natural that all of us could have. It makes me more at peace with my body. Thanks for keeping it alive with such joy. I know that it has been hard for what I have read, however, in the videos I see generosity and that everyone's happy. And that is great. Thank you.

Miguel Raposo

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Hey everyone. My name is Caroline and I just wanted to say how excited I am to be a part of this. I have only completed two videos, but every time I practice the forms the depression that I have been struggling with for the past few months fades to the background. The focus and discipline helps bring clarity I think, and I am so grateful that I found this website. Thank you for sharing your knowledge so freely...I am truly honored to be a recipient.

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Caroline that is why we do it. So many people overcome struggles such as depression through this training. We are happy we can help

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i'm form Dominican Republic and i can say that i'm learning a loooot, i'm enjoy every practice...we are so thankful that you share your knowledge we us Shifu Weaver thanks you very much...i'm really happy to be part of this even at distance


Thank You for opportunity by witch You and for your guidance in martial art. I'm from Czech republic from middle Europe and now i can fulfil my long life desire to by guide in kung fu art.

My job not give my much time bad i try Tu my best every day practise atleast one our. Sorry for my English and thank you very much for your selfless work. Yours varnasram

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I enjoyed reading your words here and in the "About Us" section and it lets me know how strong you and your wife Liz are and the true passion and loyalty that you have for the art and people. Unfortunately people take advantage of others in life and relationships change but from what I've read I believe that you are a true man of honor. I think everything happens for a reason and I believe that God has a great plan for you, you've come a long way together, with your wife and others. And as you mentioned this site is taking on a life of it's own. I'm still blown away that I was looking up Muay Thai info on YouTube and an ad popped up for Shou Shu, in amazement I had to check out the site and instantly knew that it was definitely the art I had once studied for a very short period of time. Still the ad has never re-appeared. I'm on a sport site and there is a woman from Jerusalem who had left a comment on my wall and mentioned she would like to be able to study martial arts with her children but it wouldn't happen(paraphrased and the impression I received). So I told her, interestingly enough I just got lucky and found my favorite martial art online. They are offering free online lessons and it would give you an opportunity to cherish that moment with your children. I gave her the link and she already signed up here. She was very excited about this and I'm excited for her that a moment she wants to share with her children, now she is able to.

Opportunities in life show up in several ways, the opportunity showed up for her because you shared and offered online and, I who have been wanting to be able to get back into Shou Shu again somehow had a random ad pop up on my YouTube page. In turn, if I get this job I'm going for here in Laughlin, NV across the river, well then it opens the doors for me to be able to train with my son, my favorite art, because of the action you've created, taken & are taking to make this site happen. If I don't get the job here well then back to the Sacramento area I go and maybe I'll get to take my son to some classes over the summer and if not I'll be doing everything I can to get back into one of YOUR schools in the area after summmer. I believe in my heart that it would be an honor to train under you! Whether that means I have to do it long distance and via internet or in person (which would be much greater but my children live here). Only time will tell and we never know what tomorrow brings :) I am truly looking forward to this journey with you here and especially that I have made some real serious changes in my life as of recent to get my life back in order. Like I said, I believe everything happens for a reason and with this site, the timing couldn't have come at any better time to just randomly show up on an ad on a YouTube page. Really glad I clicked it as soon as I seen it and signed up instead of thinking, Cool, it'll pop up again. Maybe it will, maybe it won't but the opportunity was knocking me in the face and I have been wanting an opportunity to study Shou Shu again for a long time!!

Thanks again for going worldwide and God Bless you and yours!


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Very cool to read that Albe. Thanks for being a part of this and definetely thanks for passing it on