I find myself in a very odd position. My adult Kung Fu journey began with Jow Ga in Washington, DC, at the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute. It was a short direction, but it did showed me some very valuable things and opened up a lot of relationships that I still value today. When I left DC for Austin, Sifu Rahim suggested that I look into Ving Tsun, but to be careful to find “the ‘V-T’ guys, not the ‘W-C’ guys”. And so I did, beginning my study of Ving Tsun Kung Fu at Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy in Austin, TX. This beginning lasted roughly four and a half years, and took me to Houston, Detroit, Richmond, Brooklyn and back to DC, even, as well as Georgetown, right up the road.
But as it says in the opening of The Romance of The Three Kingdoms,
It is a general truism of this world that anything long divided will surely unite, and anything long united will surely divide.
Change is unavoidable, and everything that was once together must part. I find that my journey has taken an unexpected development and I am now walking a different path than I had planned.