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You could enter the Mo Gun of Tindiba Road(foto) in the 90's and be welcomed by my Si Fu (photo) Julio Camacho himself, then Director of the School. From the stories we know, if he noticed you were not very interested in chat, he'll just lift and make a demonstration, there, live! And so it was with me. His famous request on my first visit to the Mo Gun - "Give me a kick, whatever you want" - will stay forever in my memory.
The years went by, and the Si Fu of before receiving those interested in getting to know Moy Yat Ving Tsun,and would show incredible techniques, he did not do that anymore. He was not sad or anything, but had just changed his approach. So much so that even I, who was so fond of combat, I remember with more nostalgia among so many years, from 2006 (photo). This was a year that I do not remember Si Fu showing absolutely nothing, but he has never been so open to Kung Fu Life
(Si Fu em palestra na abertura do ano de nosso Clã)
(A lecture by Si Fu on the start of a new year for our Clan)
Naqueles tempos, ainda era possível definir qual era o "jeito do Si Fu" no momento. Hoje, isso já não é mais assim. Si Fu está sempre se reinventando e ressignificando sua própria vida, mudando de forma tão sucinta e ao mesmo tempo consciente , que hoje se torna muito mais necessário estar atento para não perdê-lo de vista. A gente vai tropeçando e acompanhando...
In those times, it was still possible to define what was the "Si Fu's way" at the moment. Today, this is no longer so. Si Fu is always reinventing himself and resignifying his own life, changing so succinctly and at the same time conscious, that today it becomes much more necessary to be aware not to lose sight of him. We stumble and follow ...
Gradually, I saw Si Fu start demonstrating techniques again, to do Chi Sau to exemplify what he was talking about, etc. At that time I would run and shoot with my cell phone what I could. I did not know when it would be possible to see him doing techniques again! And then, on a quiet Tuesday this year, Si Fu appears showing techniques and allowing himself to be filmed!
Almost two decades passed until I could see my Si Fu in action again! And the wait seems to have been worth it! Today, my brothers and I can appreciate much more what he shows. And like in a movie where we feel half bad already because we know it will end. I already see these moments with nostalgia, because I know they will be just a blink of an eye in the unbelievable life story of Si Fu. But fortunately, all these moments are being perpetuated on the Youtube channel of the Clan Moy Jo Lei Ou (HERE).
Not so long moments, just fragments, Fragments of Ving Tsun...
The Disciple of Master Julio Camacho
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"