Drunken master.

Posted Sat Apr 21, 2007, 11:36 AM by Tracy

The one good thing about getting injured is I can drink like a fish without too much ill effect. Something to do with how my body is processing pain. I can drink more than usual and feel fine the next day, instead of the hangover I so richly deserve.

The ankle, she does not bend so good. I can almost go down stairs like a normal person. I can bear weight and walk around without limping too obviously. But the kind of impact, twisting and lateral movement necessary in martial arts is not going to be happening for a little while yet.

I did get to Qigong last Friday, but half of our practice was done seated. So I lucked out. I plan to go back to class next week and do everything slowly. With a test coming up, I don’t want to be out of class for too long.

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About Mo Duk Pai

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

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.

Qigong

Qigong (pr. chee-gung) is the practice of Chinese exercises incorporating movement and posture, breathing and visualization. Qigong exercises focus on maintaining health by energizing and balancing one’s qi, or energy.