On the morning of this Saturday we would celebrate not only another Traditional Ceremony of the Moy Fat Lei Family, but also its first three years of existence. For the first time in a celebration like this, we did not count on the presence of Si Fu who made a point of sending his best wishes. Still, there were some dear family members of the Moy Jo Lei Ou Family, of which I am a part, who affectionately dedicated their Saturday morning to celebrate the occasion. Among them: Carmen Maris who had a trip soon after, Marcelo Firmino and his guests Bruno and Cristiano, who photographed the whole event. Rodrigo Moreira, who exceptionally on this occasion accepted at my request to be the introducer of all the participants / entrants. And finally Carlos Antunes.
It's been more than ten years since Carlos Antunes came to the old Méier Studio(PHOTO) to accompany Si Fu and share some of his amazing experiences in just two years in the Moy Jo Lei Ou Family at that time with names like Thiago Thiers, Raphinha Caputo, Rodrigo Caputo, Lucas Eustáquio, Felipe Mury, Gustavo Santos, Carla Bastos, Priscila Borges and Guilherme Farias.
Foi possível termos uma profunda conversa sobre mudanças. Carlos compartilhou gentilmente algumas das fortes experiências que vem vivendo na vida particular e profissional, associando seus êxitos ao que aprendeu com Si Fu. Carlos também estava muito tocado com o fato de estarmos sentados lá em cima esperando sermos chamados para o início da Cerimônia: "...Cara, outro dia éramos nós lá embaixo..." - Aquilo me fez pensar muito depois.
Eleven years after that first visit, much has changed. Carlos Antunes shared life-changing words (photo) with members of my Kung Fu Family, but well before that, I received him on the second floor of the Mo Gun with his wife and daughter,my dear sister Kung Fu Lu Castro and their little girl Alice .
It was possible to have a profound conversation about change. Carlos has kindly shared some of the strong experiences he has been experiencing in private and professional life, associating his successes with what he learned from Si Fu. Carlos was also very touched by the fact that we were sitting upstairs waiting to be called to the beginning of the Ceremony: "... Man, the other day we were down there doing the same for Si Fu ..." - That made me think much later.
In the first four months of 2011, in which I was without Mo Gun. One of the places that our group practiced was the garage of Felipe Mury (photo). Rodrigo Moreira (first to left), my brother Kung Fu, not only introduced Felipe to the Moy Jo Lei Ou Family, but also Rodrigo Demetrio shortly thereafter. Already in my Family, he presented the special student(disciple) Filipe Lima and on the morning of this Saturday would present Jório Jorge.
Lee, se juntou a nós no maior momento de transição de nossa Família, mas ele se manteve conosco,e com seu jeito comunicativo, era como se desde o primeiro dia, já fosse um membro da Família Moy Fat Lei.
I was very happy when Rodrigo introduced Lee Pereira this Saturday morning. His presence always positively influences my Kung Fu Family. This inclination to support by Rodrigo, has indeed been very important for the development of the Moy Fat Lei Family.
Lee, joined us in the greatest moment of transition of our Family, but he stayed with us, and with his communicative way, it was as if from day one he was already a member of the Moy Fat Lei Family.
Rodrigo also introduced Jorio Jorge. Jorio, longtime friend of Rodrigo, was the first practitioner to enroll in the new Moy Fat Lei kung fu house we call "Mo Gun."
Espero que este fato seja visto como uma feliz coincidência de pessoas que impactaram positivamente a Família Moy Fat Lei.
Curiously, the first practitioner to enroll in the first school of us in Meier, at the time only 13 years old (PHOTO) was the Daai Si Hing of the Moy Fat Lei Family, my To Dai Pedro Freire.
I hope this is seen as a happy coincidence of people who have positively impacted the Moy Fat Lei Family.
Another curious point of Carlos Antunes' first visit to the old Méier Studio is that at the time, fandangos(Elma Chips snacks) and guaraná(soda) (photo) were served. It's funny to see such a picture today, but I'm sure we did it from the heart. It was the best that my ability to mobilize could provide at that moment, or perhaps, what I believed to be able to do.
I was very moved by what I found that morning when I went down with Carlos Antunes and Lu. There was a table set out in the middle of the practice room, and there were many dear faces of high-fiber people who have been following me on this adventure for the last three years.
Este poder silencioso de transformação do Kung Fu é simplesmente mágico, e talvez nunca consigamos explicar como ele de fato aja.
My disciple Caroline Archanjo (Photo) coordinated with two other dear disciples: Her husband Luiz Grativol and also Cayo Cesar, that breakfast. Members of the Moy Fat Lei Family actively participated in coordinated by these three who until a day were a couple of young people knocking at the door of the old school and a sleepy-looking kid, wearing a cap and a Lakers jersey.
This silent power of transforming by Kung Fu is simply magical, and we may never be able to explain how it actually acts.
Perhaps it is this transforming power that makes Kung Fu brothers like Marcelo Firmino (photo) come from another city for two consecutive weekends. In order to register not only the Ceremony of Moy Jo Lei Ou Family, but also, the Ceremony of this his brother Kung Fu who writes here.
Na manhã deste Sábado Vitor chegou com um sorriso bobo no rosto, satisfeito com o fato de estar podendo se mover graças a uma sessão de Pilates no dia anterior. Isso foi o suficiente, para que eu pedisse que ele, em meu nome, demonstrasse a primeira parte do "Biu Ji" para os acessantes daquela manhã.
Vitor that morning had access to the "Mui Fa Jong" domain. He could hardly move for the whole week due to an injury that he has in his cervical. Thanks to this, he said through the week that he was worried about the Ceremony for not being able to walk.
On Saturday morning Vitor arrived with a silly smile on his face, pleased that he was able to move thanks to a Pilates session the day before. So I asked him, on my behalf, to demonstrate the first part of "Biu Ji" for Caroline, Luiz and Cayo that morning.
I asked Cayo, Luiz, and Caroline to pay close attention to the demonstration their Si Hing would make. Because I was certain of Vitor's capacity for adjustment, of such a responsibility with his physical condition.
Lembro de uma conversa com Si Gung enquanto lhe dava uma carona do aeroporto até um estúdio de gravação em Jacarepaguá em 2017, quando lhe perguntei se achava que eu estava sendo precipitado ao convidar três pessoas para Baai Si com um ano de Família Moy Fat Lei. Ele teria dito algo como:"...Não sei...Só saberemos com o desdobramento sequente. Você pode por exemplo convidar os três e os três afastarem logo em seguida...E aí? O que você vai fazer? Você é o Si Fu, você precisa pensar nessas coisas..."
Keith Markus, assim como seu Si Hing Vitor Sá, tem sido grandes exemplos de fibra e perseverança. Ambos parecem ter um estranho dom para se envolverem com multiplas missões simultaneamente em suas vidas, e ainda assim, sempre se ajustam para voltarem na semana seguinte. Isso inspira os demais.
Along with Vitor, Keith Markus (standing in the photo above) was the other special student(disciple) of the Moy Fat Lei Family to access the Mui Fa Jong Domain that morning.
I remember a conversation with Si Gung while I was giving him a ride from the airport to a recording studio in Jacarepaguá neighborhood in Rio in 2017 when I asked him if he thought I was being rash by inviting three people to Baai Si with a year of Moy Fat Lei Family. He would have said something like: "... I do not know ... We will only know with the sequential unfolding.You can, for example, invite the three and the three to leave the Family soon after ... So what are you going to do? You are the Si Fu, you need to think about those things ... "
Keith Markus, as well as his Si Hing Vitor Sá, have been great examples of fiber and perseverance. Both seem to have a strange gift to engage with multiple missions simultaneously in their lives, yet they always adjust to coming back the following week. It inspires others.
To give access to "Mui Fa Jong" to the two disciples, I personally demonstrated without the wooden dummy (Muk Yan Jong) the first two parts of its sequence of movements.
Wearing the same "Tong Jong" twelve years before, Si Fu performed the same act by demonstrating the first two parts of the sequence to Xenia D'avila and Paula Gama during the Moy Jo Lei Ou Family Ceremony.
Is that in November 2017, during the celebration of my birthday, Si Fu presented me with this historic "Tong Jong". A very emotional moment, because Si Fu was also wearing it the moment I joined the Moy Jo Lei Ou Family.
E para mim, o mais especial de uma manhã como essa, é que eu fui envolvido pela dedicação de inúmeras pessoas de uma forma tão intensa, que me marcou profundamente.
Entrei no Mo Gun e pensei: "É, talvez cochile um pouco antes de ir até a Barra." - Foi como se tivesse sido combinado, logo após esse inocente pensamento meu telefone toca: "Cayo Cesar". Atendo e este faz a clássica pergunta que tantas vezes fiz ao meu Si Fu: "Si Fu...Tá ocupado?"- Risos.
Cayo foi até o Mo Gun e ficamos juntos até as 17:00h, quando sai em direção ao Núcleo Barra, e sem cochilo... Risos.
After the Ceremony, Rodrigo and I accompanied Carlos to his car, and what was to be a casual farewell, became one of the most emotional and strongests conversations in our history together. I was really impressed by that moment. There was a lot of honesty and emotion about what was said. I left the place thoughtfully and walked with the dear Rodrigo to the restaurante my disciples waited for lunch. In the end, since that energy was still in us, we decided to have coffee.
And for me, the most special of a morning like that, is that I was surrounded by the dedication of countless people in such an intense way that it struck me deeply.
I entered the Mo Gun and thought, "Yeah, maybe Ill take a nap before I go to Barra School" - It was as if it had been combined, right after this innocent thought my phone rings: "Cesar Cesar". I answer and this is the classic question that I asked my Si Fu so many times: "Si Fu ... Are you busy?" - (LOL)
Cayo went to the Mo Gun and we stayed together until 17:00 PM, when I left for the Barra School and without a nap ... Lol.
The Disciple of Master Julio Camacho
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"