When I first started posting on my blog, I used it to chart my workouts, something like a personal reference system so I could chart progress. Since then, the blog has grown. Along with my co-writers, we have diversified the topics that we post about. However, just to set things straight, this blog is about martial arts and self development primarily. Personally, without Gung Fu and martial arts, my life would be at a standstill. It has given me an immense grounding as a human being and has been a constant, even during life’s hardships. I continued to train (under my Opera Wing Chun teacher), during law school, when my father died and during the early part of my career. Martial arts have remained a constant companion. I would go so far as to say that Gung Fu has defined me.
I firmly believe that all of us need some skill or vocation that can help us define our role in the Universe. This can be through such mediums as music, dance, religion, philosophy, tea making or anything else that fits the profile of helping us in our quest for self knowledge.
Mine is Gung Fu.
On another note; yesterday I squatted 270lbs for a set of 3. My pull ups seem to be stuck as a 1 rep max of an additional 135lbs. I weigh 158lbs. I am stronger than I have been, but to the detriment of my martial arts training. I have been so focused on fitness that the simple acts of hitting bags, pads and sparring has been placed on a back burner. Maybe it’s time for a change. But, like most changes in my life, I need to chart my goals first. So, it’s time to let the neurons fire, time to put pen to paper in order to plan out my training. Everything starts with a well formed plan, no?