j. nicole mors

Kung fu

The Underdog, the Journey and the Self-Discipline.

There is a lot to love about a kung fu movie... There's little plot, and tons of action. While I love the ass kicking, I think there are many other great things you can learn from kung fu.

Here's what I know from kung fu:

Anyone can be a hero.
You can come from nowhere and rise up to be the most amazing kung fu fighter EVER. With training and determination, you can defeat any evil villain.
You can learn from your Masters.
Respect the ones that came before you and listen to what they have to teach you. Learn from the past and know your history and you could become a Master too.
Even if you've made mistakes, or even been villainous yourself, you can always turn yourself around.
Those who have taken their successes and achievements for granted can get a second chance. In kung fu movies usually this means spending some time in a rural village or with some monks in a monastery.

Many times when I am watching kung fu movies I am in awe of the control that the actors and fighters have over their bodies. Guys like Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen make it look so effortless and easy. I am so clumsy and awkward in my body, the most physical thing I could ever master is running, it takes no coordination, you just have to try to keep going forward. Sometimes I like to think about kung fu-ing the rest of my life... if you Wikipedia kung fu the term, it says that it is a Chinese term referring to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete. It is any skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial. I like to think maybe I am kung fu-ing it up all day with Design kung fu. And then family and friends kung fu. And one day, after many training and practice scenes, I will be Master of my own life kung fu.