The benefits of discipline are under estimated. As children grow up, they think that structure and boundaries are a waste of time or imposed to punish them, yet discipline, structure, boundaries, time-management are all there to make us more effective and efficient, in place to keep us focused, even keep us safe.
Training with Shaolin disciples is not for the faint hearted, and whilst at times it may be challenging, it doesn't just boil down to physical training. The physical element is generally easier for a younger age group, the other elements may be more suited to adults with an open-mind and a willingness to grow.
We understand there is a focus on developing physical well-being through the ancient art of Kung Fu, however, there are opportunities to focus on elements we use in our day to day lives.
- Respect for the people around you, encouraging your team members when they require support, lifting them if they struggle.
- Patience - Rome was not built in one day, and whilst sometimes we want to achieve the same goals as others around us, we may not be ready.
- Punctuality and time-management is key because delays have a knock on effect.
- Attendance - if you don't turn up, you let yourself down and your team.
- Compassion- understanding that not everyone is skilled to the same level.
- Work ethic - by working hard and being dedicated, there will always be a reward.
- Setting a good example to those around you regardless of age, background and so, is always a positive.
As students at the Shaolin Temple Cheshunt, we are taught more than just Kung Fu. The learning is endless and available to all.