Frequently Asked Questions
Teacher, you have been in the arts for about 40 years now and all you have is a handful of
people you have made teacher level. Why do so few make it to that level of skill?
are called, but few are chosen," is a perfect response to this question.
It is not the Shao-lin that is difficult to learn, it is the people who
make it difficult. Very few will commit themselves to the life of a
It does not come easy. The years of training required
are the first test. Many drop out when they begin to see the work that
must go into the making of a Shao-lin master. Because training requires
so much time and effort the weak willed will drop out within months so
as not to embarrass themselves.
Then there are those who will train but
only sporadically. They are not consistent and therefore will eventually
drop out. They simply cannot keep up with the training. They are not
committed enough to succeed in Shao- lin.
Only those who have that
special something will stay in training. They have a strong desire to
make it to the top. Nothing shakes these disciples. They seem to hold
on. It is that spark that is so seldom seen in students. The quest to
become a master is in the hearts of all who come to train, but it is
attained by few.
Those who do not weaken will come to know all of
Shao-lin's hidden secrets. It is reserved for a select few who dare to
give all of themselves to learn Shao-lin's wonders. I have always
dreamed of an army of Shao-lin teachers at my side to spread Shao-lin to
the world. Instead, there are only a few. However, those few are special
and will continue to spread Shao-lin as it was meant to be.
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