(Grão-Mestre Leo Imamura, ladeado por Mestre Felipe Soares, à esquerda,
e Mestre Diego Guadelupe, à direita na foto).
(Grand Master Leo Imamura, flanked by Master Felipe Soares, on the left,
and Master Diego Guadelupe, in the right.).
Eu estava feliz quando saí de casa pela manhã. Receberíamos Si Gung no Núcleo Freguesia, que é dirigido pelo Mestre Felipe Soares, e é relativamente próximo à minha casa. Meu plano era aproveitar aquela linda manhã e ir caminhando até lá, mas acabei me atrasando e então você podia me ver no ponto esperando o ônibus. Quando entrei no ônibus da Linha 636, Guilherme de Farias, meu irmão Kung Fu com o qual havia marcado de tomar café da manhã juntos estava lá.
I was happy when I left my house in the morning. We would receive Si Gung in Freguesia MYVT Branch, which is run by Master Felipe Soares, and is relatively close to my house. My plan was to enjoy that beautiful morning and walk there, but I ended up being late and then you could see me at the bus stop waiting for the bus. When I got on the bus of the Line 636, Guilherme de Farias, my Kung Fu brother with whom I had booked breakfast together was there.
The 636 bus line has these things: I remember I used to take this bus to get to college in 2003, and a girl I liked also used that line. It was not unusual to see me waiting for her to catch the same bus, which usually happened and enabled me to have long conversations with her. This time it was Gui(photo), but it was cool too. After all, we did not have a moment like this for a long time! And the good thing about participating in an official visit of another school is that you can just enjoy the moment.
The themes proposed by the members of the Freguesia MYVT Branch were very interesting. We had members of all the Schools of Rio de Janeiro present that weekend. And after talking a little about the book chosen by members of the Moy Fei Lap Family. Si Gung did a practice related to the theme, using Level 4 content from the Ving Tsun Experience Program. In the photo, we see the moment that with the help of Clayton Meireles, Deputy Director of Barra MYVT Branch, explained the work.
For those who do not know, the To Dai of my Si Suk Felipe Soares, Marcelo, Moisés and Charles, built with supervision of Si Suk Diego Guadelupe a wonderful Muk Yan Jong that is now disposed in the Freguesia MYVT Branch. This work seems to have lasted about two years, until they developed the necessary technique and understood the subtleties of working with wood.
The construction took place in the dependencies of the residence of the mother-in-law of the Master Diego Guadelupe in the North Zone of Rio. Marcelo and Moises visited the place frequently so that the project could be completed.
The most iconic after-lunch activity for me was based on Jong's study. For Suk Diego, it was very striking to see his own Si Fu, my Si Gung Leo Imamura, testing the Jong and commenting on his structure. In fact, it was a remarkable moment for me too.
Então , finalmente quando Si Gung perguntou: "Alguém pode mostrar a sequência aqui?" - Ele se referia a primeira parte da sequência do Jong no Nível 4 do Ving Tsun Experience. Eu dei um passo à frente.
Sometimes it's a little frustrating when you're a Master, attending an event like that (laughs). People do not invite you to practice, because of respect perhaps, I do not know. But then you stand there, giving one orientation or another. But for martial arts enthusiasts, we always want to experience the practices as well.
So finally when Si Gung asked, "Can anyone show the sequence here?" He was referring to the first part of the Jong sequence on Level 4 of the Ving Tsun Experience. I stepped forward.
So you could see me there, making some mistakes and being led by Si Gung. And at that moment, I could not only appreciate the work of Si Suk Diego and the To Dai of Si Suk Felipe with Muk Yan Jong, but to experience some of the sensation of ... Being just a guy there, trying to get it right.
It was a very special weekend for me. I was able to talk to Si Gung several times alone, luckily. And ask about a lot of topics that I was curious about. He spoke about each of them with great affection. In addition, I accompanied Si Suk Felipe and his wife Elisa waiting for Si Gung in the hotel while he changed for dinner and had a good chat. But it did not stop there! We dined together and then on the way home, we were also able to exchange many experiences about our careers.
Ah! Now yes! Finally leave home on Sunday morning on foot listening to U2's "Pride (in the name of love)". It was an incredible and pleasant morning on the way to Charles's house, where the second day of the event was to be held. There, Si Gung coordinated a practice with some of those present, while others like Marcelo and Moisés prepared the barbecue that would happen soon (photo). Si Suk Felipe and Elisa prepared the decoration of the place.
Si Fu was present at lunch as Si Suk Ursula and her husband Ricardo. In addition to them, Si Suk Felipe's sister, Si Suk Fernanda, also appeared. And it was in this scenario that Si Suk Felipe took the floor to start the closing of an event that for me was very striking and productive. I learned a lot during the two days, and I experienced very inspiring and special moments.
It was indeed a very special weekend. Too bad it ended. Living with Si Gung was indeed very special. And as I said above, also with Si Suk Felipe. Since we dont see each other frequently. Thank you for the invitation and the warm welcome!
The Disciple of Master Julio Camacho
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