A translation of phrase Kung Fu is “time and effort.”   One must endure the tedious parts of training in any art – repetition of fundamentals. This never ends. A martial artist punching, kicking, and stance practice is like a pianist playing musical scales or a quarterback throwing passes.  One must learn to perfect form and then practice perfect form over and over.  My teacher use to say: “repetition, repetition, repetition. You need strong fundamentals for strong performance.”

Practice. Learning to practice and repeat skills until they are mastered is a skill that students take from the Kung Fu and Tai Chi practice room into their school work or profession.  In practicing marital arts, we learn that we can accomplish almost anything if we have patience and a willingness to practice over and over.  I cannot promise that you can do everything, but you’ll be amazed at what you can do with enough practice.