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Shun Shifu Weaver's picture
Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:19

Back in the day, when I was first running a school, I had both the good fortune and the frustration of being mentored by Da' Shifu. He came in each day. Usually during the afternoon when it was slow. Most often wearing his thread bare jeans, a long sleeve shirt 20 years out of fashion, and a wide brimmed straw hat. Not exactly an appearance of grandeur.

Very often new students mistook him for the landscaper or a handyman. He thought this funny and played along with it.

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?

Why not give it a try?

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Submitted by rayhomewood on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:54

Howdy.  Just a quick visit, to say if you have always wondered what people see in martial arts, why not give it a try?  Warning - you could find yourself hooked for life!
Seriously, you could find yourself feeling fitter, more confident, more alert, as well as gaining self-esteem from actually doing what so many dream of doing....there are two types of martial artist:  those who do it, and those who talk about doing it.  See you again soon.... : )