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    Archive for January 2015

    Don't Apologize For Making A Stand

    Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:58 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith


    Todays Podcast:

    Your Martial Arts Skill is linked to your Personal Power, Don't Give it Away, Use it Wisely.

    This Past Week in Practice

    Listener and Student Sent Inspiring Text

    Single Whip Concentration Class

    Single whip workshop was scheduled for hour, we just flowed into 1 ½. 

    Meditation Class on Monday : My Source of the Wind Meditation

    3 sources Where these topics come from

    Don’t Apologize for Making a Stand.

    Apologies and regrets are reserved for when you have made an observed error. You do not need to apologize for choosing a good path. You may wish that things were different, but now we are violating acceptance. If you can respect that others may make their decisions, which are sometimes marked for trouble and they have the right too, then mutual respect doesn’t need an apology.

    Direct Download : Don't Apologize For Making a Stand

    Mentioned in Todays Podcasts:

    Hop Gar Workshop  :  www.tibetankungfu.net/hopgarworkshop

    Bagua Fundamentals Class : February 11th

    Recommended Audiobook : 5 Languages of Apologies

    Edited on: Friday, November 20, 2015 8:44 AM

    Posted in Personal Development , Podcasts

    How do you forget things, you don't want to talk about : TKF 033

    Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:45 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    Todays Podcast: son,tao te ching,kungfu

    How do you forget things you don’t want to talk about?

    I had to dig deep to answer my 11 years old sons' question. I was on the ropes for a bit, but pulled through… kinda

    Asked Patrick about credit card app

    Extending Meditation Class through March : Time Change to noon

    Who is Paku and Mimi?

    Essentialism by Greg McKeown Adjustment : 

    Chinese Medicine

    Acupressure Success Online : Student taught and using Acupressure using H7, L1. Sends me texts for 2 days telling me how much better he feels.

    Question from Son


    Elephant Artwork : PorciaCatonis at Sketchclub 

    Direct Download MP3

    Mentioned in Todays Podcasts:

    Essentialism by Greg McKeown ( Amazon )

    Essentialism by Greg McKeown ( Itunes )

    Course : Harmonizing Emotions, Energy and Health - (Organ Cleansing, Balancing Sounds, Acupressure)

    Course : Program for Adjusting Mindset from Fixed to Growth

    Implementing Growth Mindset program in with kids and kids classes.

    Newsletter went out with schedule. Those on newsletter and here will get earliest notifications.

    Sat Jan 24, Single Whip Workshop : www.tibetankungfu.net/singlewhip

    Sat Jan 31, Hop Gar Workshop : www.tibetankungfu.net/hopgarworkshop

    Sat Feb 7, Cloud Hands Concentration Workshop : www.tibetankungfu.net/cloudhands

    Edited on: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 5:25 AM

    Posted in Podcasts

    HopGar Workshops

    Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 4:52 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    Hop Gar Workshops and Seminars are designed to deliver the fundamentals of this Kung Fu. The martial art was known originally as Lama Pai from Tibet. I teach it as it was taught to me, it is not for sport, it is not for show. Ultimately this art is used to achieve your safety, or the compliance of a criminal or aggressor.

    The 'Shooting Star' seminar and workshop, you will :

    Experience Hop Gar original essence, a real world combat system. Designed for multiple assailants.

    Saturday, January 31st, 2015 8am

    Long Hand Rising and Falling Star Strikes (Wing Flips) : Long Hands that used to close the distances, deliver fast, multiple strikes. We will utilize one On-guard (ready position) and couple sets of footwork to deliver the Shooting Star Strikes. We will work on the hand forms, exercises to strengthen and condition, plus much more.

    2 hours - $40 Nonstudents - <Student Rates Available>

    See video of my practices from 20 years ago, with U.S. Army personal. tw smith hop gar kung fu training

    There is a brief slide show of history and connections.

    Understand the context (Mindset) of this art, how it is to be used.

    We will work stances, footwork techniques.

    Then we go into the Shooting Star Techniques.

    You will put them together, and if you want play with them on one another with them or focus mits.

    Come dressed to work :)

    tw smith hopgar kungfu wingflip shooting star seminar workshop

    More HopGar Workshops and Seminars:

    On-Guards : Combat postures that abide by sound principles and make your techniques come to life quickly. You don't have to look and move like a boxer. I don't teach boxing, so you will have something you can use anywhere.

    Hooks and Cross-Hooks : Easily one of the most versatile and potent sets of hands. They can go long and fold up to devasting short hands (elbows). They blend into Long, short and angled footwork. These hands are awesome when you are trying to get in and close the distance and equally effective when you have to make space quickly.

    If you would like to have Sifu TW Smith deliver a half day, full day or weekend seminar in your facility.

    If you want to read more about Hop Gar on our Site

    Edited on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:22 PM

    Posted in Style: Hop Gar , Workshop

    Mindset and Attitude : Revealed thru Your Kungfu : TKF 032

    Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:33 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    mindset,attitude,kung fu,carol dweck Podcast 32 :

    Chinese New Year and Yue Fei Birthday

    Past Week in Practice

    Newsletter going out tomorrow.  Sign up

    A man that Inspires Me

    Seminar Bookings

    What’s the Point?

    Dr. Carol Dweck on Mindsets

    Online Open Membership

    Upcoming Activities

    Direct Download : Mindset Revealed Thru Kungfu

    Mentioned in This Podcast:

    Amazon Version : Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

    Itunes Version : Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

    Test Your Mindset Online

    Mp3 : Beliefs that Organizations Should Hold, the Leadership Summit by Dr. Carol Dweck.

    Handbook of Competence and Motivation

    Workshops : tibetankungfu.net/calendar

    We have a Single Whip Concentration www.tibetankungfu.net/singlewhip Workshop on Saturday, Jan 24.

    Our Cloudhands concentration www.tibetankungfu.net/cloudhands workshop will run Saturday Feb 7,

    and our first Introduction to Hop Gar Kung Fu www.tibetankungfu.net/hopgarworkshop1 will besaturday, Jan 31st. This will include some of the basic theories and the first lesson I received with a few of my Army classmates on Hop Gar. 

    Original Artwork by : Reba at Sketchclub

    Edited on: Sunday, July 05, 2015 8:59 AM

    Posted in Athletic Performance , Mindfulness - Attention , Personal Development , Podcasts , Style: QiGong

    Find Your Kung Fu Spirit : TKF 31

    Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 1:01 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    Thank you for connecting with us: kungfu,spirit,kung fu,martial arts,tw smith

    An Itunes Review

    KimKE12 - Jan 1, 2015 

    “I don’t know Sifu Smith at all, but I thoroughly enjoy this podcast. I learned something new or am reminded of something during every episode. I appreciate you making these available to everyone!”


    Clubtray @Clubtray

    Brett Wilson @BrettWilson1975

    Facebook : Jacqueline Bullock Brone

    Todays Podcast:

    How is our program doing? Recent Stats on this show

    Private Kungfu Member Area

    Friend works in Shaolin Nei Gung : Ejection Fraction of Heart

    Yang 9 Tai Chi Course started on Sunday,

    Kung Fu Bootcamp starts tonight

    Raising the Spirit

    Celebrations and Announcements

    Direct Download: Find Your Kung Fu Spirit


    Mentioned in Todays Podcasts:

    White Bamboo Store

    Content Member Support

    Intentions and Routines, Production #30.

    Dalia Lama : Art of Happiness

    Marine Force

    Single Whip Workshop

    Kung Fu Bootcamp

    When you login as a Content Member or Patreon you will get the shows full notes, plus more

    Edited on: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 1:53 AM

    Posted in Podcasts