The Student’s Search

Those who are looking for a school of Chinese boxing, whether it encompasses weapons or not, will need to set certain specific goals in their own mind before beginning the search.  It is not hard to find a school that teaches the modern concepts, but the old traditions offer a greater challenge for the modern exponent.  The first step is to find the school, the second is to be accepted, the third to endure the training, the fourth to retain the humility as the skill develops and the fifth to bear the responsibility of the knowledge when you are skilled.  This path represents a lifetime’s study in a chosen skill, for there is a Chinese saying by Kang-hsi, “If you reject iron, you will never make steel.”