This is why I named myself Kungfuprincess
Most of you have already heard about Kung Fu. But everybody with experience with Chinese Martial Arts will cringe when they read this name. This is why I feel, I have to tell you my reasons for choosing it.
To be honest Kung Fu is not really a Martial Art. If translated, it means nothing else then “hard work”. It means you put an enormous amount of time and work into something you do and you get as good as somehow possible at it and you never ever stop learning.
A cook can have Kung Fu, a painter or a runner, basically everybody can have Kung Fu. Do you have it?
The actual Martial Art I am studying is called Wushu nowadays. There are hunderds of different styles, but generally speaking all of them fall under the term Wushu.
Now the problem is that Wushu is not really known in the Western parts of the world. F.e. most people in Germany have never heard of it, but they heard something about Kung Fu. When I say that I study Kung Fu they understand that it has something to do with Martial Arts.
So the reasons why I named myself Kungfuprincess:
I want people to understand that there will be a lot about Martial Arts here on my blog and I want them to know that it will be Chinese Martial Arts. Not Karate, Kickboxing, Teakwando, it will be mostly about Kung Fu “alias Wushu” (more about why I prefere this Martial Art later). This is my big passion and I want to share it with you.
Hard work is actually the best term to describe the journey I will take. I fell in love with Chinese Martial Arts and studied in China for 8 months. I came back, but I left my heart in Dengfeng, Qufu and the Huang Shan, and a person just lives half a life, if their heart is missing.
I have no other choice then to go back and get serious about training Martial Arts. I want to get the first Duans, so that I am allowed to teach Wushu and to share my passion with other people. This means I have a rocky road ahead of me with about 5 years of 5 hours training a day, 6 days a week.
This means lots of hard work and even then I maybe won’t be able to make it. Injuries happen fast or maybe I won’t be good enough. But I am willing to risk it, simply because I have to get my heart back and because I think I will be a f***ing brilliant teacher. (Exuse my language I just really had to get the message across to you 😉 )
So here I am ready to get some “Kung Fu” going.
Now that I made my point. How about you?
Do you have any Kung Fu going? What is your passion? I would love it if you can share it with me =)