It sucks to miss training.

Posted Fri Sep 16, 2005, 23:21 PM by Tracy

I’ve missed training all week.

Monday I was late at work. I could have gone late to class, but I really don’t like to go too late. Plus E was returning after being gone for the weekend and I wanted to be home when he arrived.

I had a three-day headache for the latter half of the week. I was looking forward to going to Saturday’s open training session when my boss gave me a weekend assignment. My only consolation is knowing that while I have to work all day Saturday, it’s so he can work on the same project all day Sunday.

At least Sunday I should get to the women’s open sparring session.


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Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a modern American eclectic system of martial arts, combining hard- and soft-style techniques Mo Duk Pai, which translates to “Martial Ethical Way”, was founded by Professor Frederick D. King. For more information, to see photos or inquire about training, visit the Mo Duk Pai web site, which I also maintain. I have been training since 1996 and currently hold the rank of brown-black sash.


Sifu (pr. see-foo [Cantonese] or shur-foo [Mandarin]) is a Chinese term for Teacher. It also carries the connotation of Father (teacher-father), referring to a tradition of teaching martial arts within the family, as well as being a title of respect. In America the title sifu is given to both men and women. In Mo Duk Pai the title is awarded to 2nd degree black belts at their teacher’s discretion.


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