Now. Now is the time. Now is the place. Now is the opportunity. There is no opportunity later. It is only now.
This is the answer to any questions you might have about starting kung fu, continue your learning in kung fu, or anything else in life that you want to accomplish. Now is the time to do it. There will not be another opportunity. Get it in when you can.
This past year has been full of things that remind me of this fact. The most important of which was my son being born. Another was of a Kung Fu Great Grand Uncle of mine Moy Bing Wah passed away.
These two things really nailed down in my mind that there is no past and no future. There is only now. My son made me realize it because of the quickness that everything passes. He is about to turn 1 year old. During that year I have had to spend 2 weeks away from him and it was difficult. But it was necessary. I helped me to settle in the fact that the time to hang out with him is now. The time to be with him is now. Life may take me away from him temporarily in order to make his life better in the long run. But I will always come back and he knows that. He knows that because I spend time with him now and as much as possible.
The second event was the passing of Moy Bing Wah. This man was a great man. He was a direct student of my Legendary Sigong-gong Yip Man (aka IP Man). He introduced Moy Yat to Yip Man. He trained hard in Hong Kong. He taught at the Moy Tung clan schools for a decade. I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with him and I wish that I could have spent more time with him. But the time I spent with him was more than enough for him to make a huge impact on me and my kung fu. He continues to influence me even now and will do so in the years to come.
The time is no longer there to spend with Moy Bing Wah, it is gone forever. The time that I spent with my son this past year is no longer available. I am so happy I was able to spend so much time with him and develop the bond that we have and that we will continue through his life.
So there is something you want to do. Do it. Do it now. Don’t talk about, don’t think about it. Do it NOW!
Train kung fu.