It's been a while since I was watching a video of a Ving Tsun professional I admire from the Chu Shong Ting Lineage. It was a video about the day of the anniversary of Chu Shong Ting. In the background, a banner that freezes one of the many smiles of the old master, with some words in ideograms. I thought, "Wow, it's never been thought of for our Si Fu!" - And fortunately we had time to do a banner of Si Fu (photo) portraying what he to me has better: A look forward and a smile on his face.
Por isso, relembrando tantos grandes momentos ao longo da semana, junto dos meus irmãos Kung Fu resolvemos fazer algo especial , mas principalmente intimista.
That Saturday for me was special, since it had been a while since we did not celebrated only the birthday of Si Fu: No Ceremonies or any other celebration and activity that not only his birthday. It was like old times! With only its School running in Barra, Si Fu's birthday was always a party date.
So, remembering so many great moments throughout the week, together with my Kung Fu brothers we decided to do something special, but mainly intimate.
do lixo,esfregá-lo,repintar as partes feias e reciclar tudo por mais do que vale.
The place was nicely cozy and adequate, and surprisingly found and negotiated by a couple of the Ving Tsun Experience from Méier School. The anniversary of Moy Jo Lei Ou Clan Leader, brought together new faces, the faces of always, and also, faces that we did not see for a long time, as my brother Thiago Silva and his daughter Laurien. And all this climate, filled the room like old times! Yeah, you can call me nostalgic, but it's just a craze I have to fish the past
Of rubbish, rub it, repaint the ugly parts and recycle everything for more than it's worth.
The life work of Moy Jo Lei Ou Clan Leader was all over the place! From his book "Tao of Surf" to his two daughters, passing by his To Dai and Si Dai. It was very nice to be able to review this whole process, which is the birthday of Moy Jo Lei Ou Clan Leader: One Saturday a year we organize to celebrate , the figure of the Si Fu,ok, but for some older fellas like me, celebrate mainly the Julio Camacho.
Roy Batti, the character of Rutger Howard in "Blade Runner" (1982) tells Deckard (Replicant Hunter Harrison Ford) shortly before his four years of life expired in heavy rain at the end of the film: "... I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. ... "- Well, looking at the photo above of Si Fu's birthday of 2012 at a simple table in a pizzeria, with him very sick and few people we managed to get together in time to celebrate due to the context of the time. I can say that there will not be a self-help book, lecture or any motivational process about "Believe in the Dark", which surpasses, what I have witnessed Si Fu do in recent years ... The turnaround That he masterfully left those who were close to him witness ...
The problem was never that simple pizzeria table but I really was thrilled seeing the place as it was this night. It was as if we were back on a ridge ready to take off in 2017. And so in the year that the Clan Leader celebrates 25 years in the Kung Fu Family, I'm sure we'll be prepared to fly high. Or simply, "make history" ... On the past, well, let's leave it as our version of "Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion," no one will ever know what I witnessed.
Every time I got upset when a Kung Fu brother leaves the Family. Si Fu used to say: "Believe in the relationship Thiago, that's the secret!" - Si Fu meant to believe that the relationship is strong enough, to let the person take time for him, and to approach again when he thinks he should. And, seeing my Si Hing Cledimilson as "Master of Ceremonies" that night, the man who taught me the Cham Kiu in 2001 up there. It was like a manifestation of this belief of Si Fu. While I was thrilled, every time he picked up the microphone, to Si Fu, it seemed like there was never any doubt that this would happen ...
During the homage of some people to the microphone, we had many touching moments and words, but also some remarkable scenes like André Almeida (photo) and Clayton Meireles, being presented unofficially as the new directors of Moy Jo Lei Ou Clan Schools. Respectively the Barra and Méier Schools. That, in fact, is already a work that has been going on for a little more than a year, and that begins to manifest itself gradually. In acquired Andre's elegance and Clayton's oratorical capacity, but mainly, in an Integrated Management that also walk together.
Si Gung usually says that we give the "Congratulations" to the son who is celebrating his birthday, but we forget his mother. The mother is the person who took all the work so that the child came into the world and survived. And that night, with the Clan Leader's sister and daughters present there, his mother, Mrs. Vera Camacho, talked a little about the happiness of being his mother, and we were thrilled as she said to be grateful for the whole host of the Kung Fu Family.
Ao mentor, ao amigo, ao visionário, ao homem, ao Si Fu: Felicidades!
To the mentor, the friend, the visionary, the man, the Si Fu: Congratulations!
The Disciple of Master Julio Camacho
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"