Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo has seen many many people start their training and then falter, or take a break and then try to restart. In this article he explores the mechanisms at work in those first few weeks, and the role of evolution in it all. It’s a familiar scenario….you are in class – everyone is doing the same drill. The count goes on and on. How did you get here? Tried a class? Tick. Joined up? Tick. Set aside which day(s) for training? Tick. In uniform? Tick. Feel like you are about to die on the spot? Tick. Think that you would be grateful if you did? Hmmm.
“Your body is the current end point of millions of years of evolution plus a few decades of what you’ve done to it. And of what you haven’t done. Even of what you think you’ve done. And now you’re in class because Evolution called out to you; “Those muscles and tendons and bones are there for a reason. Get out of your head and into your body.” You answered the call, rang up your local Fujian White Crane Kung Fu Instructor and here you are, wishing that Evolution had just left you alone. If it’s a really tough class you’re making up sarcastic responses in case Evolution calls again. Read More