Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 38 - Kung Fu Complexity

I've found that the Kung Fu Body is much more complex than the Peak Condition Project, party because of the time it takes but also because, for me at least, there are portions that require intensive attention and focus - learning and practicing new techniques, stretching and meditation. These new components are not easy but they are what make this program so fulfilling.

I've found that these parts of the program are particularly interesting and difficult for many reasons - they are difficult, physically fulfilling, and have spiritual and philosophical components.

I'm intrigued by the idea that a martial art like Kung-fu is as much a philosophical and spiritual exercise as it is a defensive physical skill set. It makes sense though that in order to control a situation that may call for physical action, you must first be able to control yourself and your emotions. I'm starting to understand that Kung Fu is so much more complex that I originally thought - and for me much more interesting too.

I was craving a sugar fix the last few days - Didn't give in but I wasn't able to quench it with fruit at all. I think I ate a bit more vegetables and drank more water just to feel full and get away from the urge.

See you soon!


  1. Kung Fu is like opening up a manhole cover into a tunnel system that goes on forever and ever. All underneath your feet the whole time.

  2. I also wonder how, in which circumstances did humans begin jumping and moving like that. Imagine the first kick... Do you see the mountains and the mist too?

  3. I would love to see what kind of flexibility cavemen had.