(Si Fu shows an opening for Marcelo Acris, his To Dai, after the technical demonstration at the table)
Following your Si Fu is an art. I remember when Si Fu was talking to me at the old former MYVT Recreio School, saying that it's easy to connect with what we like or what we care about, but it's hard to connect with something we do not care about.
We have flowers on the ancestral table, because flowers represent the constant care that we should have. According to Si Gung, many To Dai boast of taking care of their Si Fu at a given time, not understanding that this care must be dynamic and constant.
Almoçar com Si Fu a dez anos atrás era um momento de relaxamento. Íamos sempre eu , ele e Paula Gama a algum local almoçar durante a semana. Às vezes, algum outro membro da Família Kung Fu ou do Clã aparecia, mas geralmente éramos nós três.
For me, this all refers to the ability of a To Dai, to follow his Si Fu in his different moments of life and in his different projects and proposals. Although these do not appeal to you as much as your favorite theme.
Having lunch with Si Fu ten years ago was a time of relaxation. We would always go, Paula Gama, Si Fu and I to some place to have lunch during the week. Sometimes some other member of the Kung Fu Family or the Clan appeared, but usually it was just the three of us.
Si Fu talked about curiosities of the world of Kung Fu, stories of his travels and moments of Kung Fu Life. I tried to keep as much information as I could, and I confess that it was a time when I could assimilate many of these concepts, just while I was having lunch.
Over the years, the bonds that united us were pointing to an increasingly professional bias. And with this, many times I appeared with some demand on the Méier school, on some member of the school, etc ... And I needed, with much effort because of my own limitations, to update with each change of time, to understand those same lessons, more diluted in conversations in the presence of other Kung Fu brothers, who were not so interesting for me at the first glance.
We recently visited Barra Shopping with Si Fu for a lunch last holiday. To go there with Si Fu for lunch, it was like going back in time, since it was in this mall that we always had lunch.
As we sat down at the table, the subject eventually flowed into professional matters, and as always, Kung Fu was "underneath" what was said. It was then that at one point, the Family member of Moy Jo Lei Ou Family, the younger present, made some comments about his willingness to learn to make small demonstrations, so that his friends, whom he intended to indicate the Ving Tsun, could get excited.
It was then that at a certain moment, during an empty space, I took the floor and with a small gesture, I talked a little about how he could make a safe demonstration, without the risk of not working or being hit. Si Fu leaned back and made some demonstrations at his own table with this practitioner who is his To Dai. Iuri , who was also there, and I , recorded some of those moments, and I realized myself with a smile.
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"