Você me via ali sentado, e parecia que o mundo estava sobre as minhas costas...E talvez estivesse mesmo. Não só a sensação estranha de estar à frente de meu Si Fu e Si Mo, mas de ter toda a ancestralidade as minhas costas. Fiquei então muito impressionado em como uma simples mudança de posição da cadeira, poderia mexer tanto comigo em termos simbólicos...
After twenty years, I believed that in terms of Traditional Ceremonies, I might even get emotional but not discover anything new. I was completely mistaken ... Because on the night of December 20th, because of the size of the Jing Tong (Main Hall), I had invited my Si Fu and Si Mo to sit in the armchairs (Gau Yi) and a modest chair had been positioned, at my request, sideways to Si Fu, for me. He then pulled out the chair and placed it in front of the Ancestral Table (Sam Toi).
You saw me sitting there, and it felt like the world was on my back ... And maybe it was. Not only the strange feeling of being ahead of my Si Fu and Si Mo, but of having all the ancestry behind me. I was very impressed then how a simple change of chair position could move me so much in symbolic terms ...
Si Fu gave a very striking speech about master and disciple relationship. More than words, the manner in which he assembled his reasoning made his speech multilayered. So it looked like he was talking straight to each of us individually. I believe it was his best and most important speech on the subject in all these years.
Having Si Mo with us was also very special. Si Mo came into our lives, just as I started dedicating myself to my Kung Fu Family, not being able to be so much in Mo Gun's daily life in Barra da Tijuca. Therefore, our meetings are very punctual. But it also allows me to have an episodic view of Si Mo's different apparent moments.
Inside the room were Introducers (Gai Siu Yan), my Kung Fu brothers, the new disciples, photographer, cameraman and Master of Ceremonies as well. It was a different organization, but it created a very powerful ambience so that it was right in the middle of these people to perform "Baai Si". Meanwhile, the audience outside in another room watched it all by chrome cast.
Matheus Alves, who performed Baai Si in the first half of 2019, was the "Master of Ceremonies". Matheus has just entered the "twenties" and just accessed the Cham Kiu Domain as well. His maturity and involvement has been quite impressive. Especially as it gives new meaning to his interaction with the world, overcoming his shyness for example.
O primeiro a realizar o Baai Si foi Rodrigo Caputo(foto).
The first to perform Baai Si was Rodrigo Caputo (photo).
O segundo a realizar o Baai Si naquela noite, foi o José Carlos. (foto)
The second to perform Baai Si that night was Jose Carlos. (Photograph)
O terceiro foi Jorio Jorge. (foto)
The third one was Jorio Jorge. (Photograph)
Por último, tivemos Thiago Torres realizando o Baai Si.
Lastly, we had Thiago Torres performing Baai Si.
Rodrigo Moreira(foto) e Vitor Antonio(de pé) foram dois dos apresentadores(Gai Siu Yan)
naquela noite tão especial. O apresentador de Jorio foi meu discípulo Filipe Lima.
Rodrigo Moreira (photo) and Vitor Antonio (standing) were two of the intorducers (Gai Siu Yan)
of that very special night. Jorio's introducer was my disciple Filipe Lima.
Na oportunidade, Si Fu entregou aos novos discípulos o broche de nosso Clã.
Você pode vê-lo na gola da camisa de Si Fu.
At the time, Si Fu handed the new disciples the pin of our Clan.
You can see it on the collar of Si Fu's shirt.
(Foto Oficial de Rodrigo Caputo comigo, Si Fu e Si Mo)
(Official Photo of Rodrigo Caputo with me, Si Fu and Si Mo)
O membro vitalício, é um praticante que decidiu adentrar numa camada mais profunda da relação
Si Fu-To Dai, tornando-se um legatário em potencial daquilo que o Si Fu tem para entregar.
The disciple is a practitioner who has decided to enter a deeper layer of the
Si Fu-To Dai relationship, becoming a potential legatee of what a Si Fu has to pass down.
(Foto Oficial de José Carlos comigo, Si Fu e Si Mo)
(Official Photo of José Carlos with me, Si Fu and Si Mo)
A presença de Si Fu e Si Mo neste tipo de ocasião é importante por vários fatores. Um deles, é que o simples fato de se fazerem presentes numa cerimônia de discipulado da minha Família, demonstra sua anuência para com o evento.
The presence of Si Fu and Si Mo on this type of occasion is important for several reasons. One is that simply being present at a Family discipleship ceremony demonstrates his agreement to the event.
(Foto Oficial de Jorio Jorge comigo, Si Fu e Si Mo)
(Official Photo of Jorio Jorge with me, Si Fu and Si Mo)
A Família Moy Fat Lei chega agora ao número de quinze membros vitalícios. Por muito pouco, não tivemos todos presentes no mesmo recinto nesta noite de Sexta. Apenas Thalles Cunha, que acaba de ser pai, teve que dar atenção à sua filha recém nascida.
Ter quatorze dos quinze membros vitalícios da Família sob o mesmo teto numa noite de Sexta, mostra ao menos para mim, o quão acertados estão sendo estes convites. Eu me acho um cara de sorte também.
The Moy Fat Lei Family now reaches fifteen special students. We almost, have presents in the same room on Friday night all the disciples at the same time. Only Thalles Cunha, who has just become a father, had to pay attention to his newborn daughter was at home.
Having fourteen of the fifteen special students under one roof on a Friday night at least shows me just how right these invitations are. I think I'm a lucky guy too.
(Foto Oficial de Thiago Torres comigo, Si Fu e Si Mo)
(Official Photo of Thiago Torres with me, Si Fu and Si Mo)
Quando a Cerimônia acabou e eu me levantei. Literalmente me senti mais leve. Acredito muito na força que damos a um símbolo e por isso também as cerimônias são tão importantes. Para mim por exemplo, ela renovou o meu entendimento a respeito de todas as pessoas que deram a vida para salvaguardar o Sistema Ving Tsun, e que ao aceitar um novo discípulo, me responsabilizo por essa pessoa junto aos ancestrais.
Meus discípulos são:
When the ceremony was over and I got up. I literally felt myself lighter. I really believe in the strength we give to a symbol and that is why ceremonies are so important as well. For me, for example, it has renewed my understanding of all the people who gave their lives to safeguard the Ving Tsun System, and that by accepting a new disciple, I take responsibility for that person with the ancestors.
1- Jaqueline Tergolina "Moy Jaat Gau Ling"
2- Vitor Sá "Moy Gau Lei"
3- Keith Markus "Moy Gau Fat"
4- Filipe Lima "Moy Fei Lei"
5- Luiz Grativol "Moy Lou Jing"
6- Caroline Archanjo "Moy Ging Feng"
7- Cayo Cesar "Moy Ah Lei"
8- Matheus Alves "Moy Ngaang Siu Ming"
9- Thales Cunha "Moy Dak Lei"
10- Wellington Souza "Moy Waan Lei Ah Tung"
11- Veronica Paiva "Lei On Neoi"
12- Rodrigo Caputo
13- José Carlos
14- Jorio Jorge
15- Thiago Torres
The Disicple of Master Julio Camacho
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"