Quando conversa comigo, Si Fu percebe como que a cada semana por vias mais elaboradas(outras vezes nem tanto), eu tento fazer com que ele me entregue um "Modelo" das coisas. Percebendo isso antes mesmo que eu comece a falar, ele sempre devolve uma reflexão para mim a respeito do tema que eu mesmo levei. É como se eu chegasse com uma dúvida, e voltasse com uma questão para refletir, só que bem mais elaborada e desenvolvida do que quando cheguei.
Walking with Si Fu through the Barra Shopping Mall parking lot, I shared with him some doubts about inviting people for the "Baai Si" (Discipleship Ceremony). Over the decades, I saw him making this invitation to the most diverse people, and I could not always understand what was behind a particular invitation. On another occasion, taking him by car somewhere I don't remember, I asked a question that I asked every six months, "Have you ever regretted an invitation?" "Unlike every other time, this particular one, without going into too much detail, he answered.
When he talks to me, Si Fu realizes that every week in more elaborate ways (sometimes not so much), I try to get him to give me a "Model" of things. Realizing this even before I even begin to speak, he always returns a reflection to me about the subject I have brought myself. It is as if I come in with a doubt, and come back with a question to reflect on, but much more elaborate and developed than when I arrived.
It was then that after further maturing the idea, I decided to formalize the invitation to Baai Si for three new people. The first of these was Veronica Paiva (Photo), who is a very dear To Dai who was admitted to the Kung Fu Family very recently, but in a very special way, became a very close and very dear person throughout that time. Veronica has a dream of martial arts, just like me, from a young age also being a movie buff. However, it was only at this point in her life that she formally began her practice of the Ving Tsun System. For me, it was the right time! How I know? Because we are making it the "right time"!
Today the "Discipleship Process" in the Moy Jo Lei Ou Clan has five distinct stages. Thanks to this mature view of Si Fu, partitioning this moment into five different stages not only made it possible for something so special to be extended, allowing the candidate to be able to perform the experiment better throughout this process, but also through other adjustments such as awareness about the different relational degrees a practitioner experiences since stepping into a MYVT School for the first time. It has become easier for an early-stage Si Fu like me to visualize these transitional moments from one relational degree to another.
Você pode me ver com a camisa do Fluminense, mas eu sou flamenguista. Acontece que havia ganhado essa camisa de presente da Veronica e resolvi usar durante o convite de Wellington que também é seu marido. Meu Si Fu que é torcedor deste time disse: "...Legal! Fez bem! Mostra que a relação está acima de seus interesses pessoais...".
When Wellington Souza (Photo wearing glasses) was invited two days later, we were in the same restaurant. This is our favorite place to dine throughout the week, and is just down the street from Mo Gun. The manager and the waiters already know us and we feel at home.
You can see me with the Fluminense soccer team jersey, but I'm Flamengo(red and black). It turns out that I had won this gift Jersey from Veronica and decided to wear during the invitation of Wellington who is also her husband. My Si Fu who is a fan of this soccer team said: "... Cool! You did well! It shows that the relationship is above your personal interests like your soccer team ...".
Wellington que aparece de preto ao fundo, foi convidado formalmente dois dias depois de Veronica. Enquanto refletia à respeito de realizar esse convite e conversava com Si Fu para saber suas impressões. Também me lembrei das vezes que Si Fu falava que havia convidado alguém, fosse para ser admitido na Família, fosse para realizar o "Baai Si", para legitimar uma relação que já existia.
Wellington, who appears in the background in black, was formally invited two days after Veronica. While pondering about making this invitation and talking to Si Fu to know his impressions. I also remembered the times when Si Fu said that he had invited someone, either to be admitted to the Family, or to do the "Baai Si", to legitimize a relationship that already existed.
(Si Gung durante Visita Oficial em 2012 à Família Moy Jo Lei Ou)
(Si Gung during his annual visit to the Moy Jo Lei Ou Family,2012)
Muitos anos atrás, perguntei ao Si Gung em alguma carona que dei pra ele, sobre o que achava sobre um Si Fu ter duas profissões. Teria dito ele, que não importava, contanto que esse Si Fu tivesse tempo para seus To Dai. Disse ele: "Sou profissional a mais de vinte anos, mas se um discípulo por alguma razão excepcional só tiver as 23h de uma Sexta, eu estarei lá." - Àquela fala me impactou na época, e acredito que com seu exemplo e o exemplo de meu Si Fu de pessoas que se entregam 110% à relação, existe uma propensão muito especial dos membros do Núcleo Méier se reconhecerem como descendentes da Linhagem Moy Yat.
Many years ago, I asked Si Gung on a ride I gave him, what he thought about a Si Fu having two professions. He would have told me, it didn't matter, as long as this Si Fu had time for his To Dai. He said, "I have been a professional for over twenty years, but if a disciple for some exceptional reason is only at 11 pm on a Friday, I will be there." - That speech impacted me at the time, and I believe that with his example and the example of my Si Fu of people who give 110% to the relationship, there is a very special propensity for members of the Méier School to recognize themselves as descendants of the Moy Yat Lineage.
Atualmente, prestes a ser pai pela primeira vez, resolveu estabelecer um outro vínculo vitalício: O "Baai Si".
Finally, last Saturday was the invitation of Thalles Cunha (photo in blue). Thalles met Ving Tsun through my disciple Keith Markus (photo in black on the left), while serving together in the same Fire Station in the South Zone of Rio. Thalles attended a Fire Brigade members seminar in November 2017, and of the twenty participants, it was the only one who enrolled.
Now about to be a father for the first time, he has decided to establish another lifelong bond: "Baai Si".
Então, acho que foi quando decidi "fazer mais do que pagar contas e lutar pelo prato de comida", que a prosperidade nos alcançou.
O Si Fu sempre está certo.
Si Fu has always caught my attention, saying that my focus should not be on the School matters and its accounts payable. He said the focus should always be on the Kung Fu Family. - "You still mix a lot of School and Family ..." - Said Si Fu on more than one opportunity. And as I dedicate myself to better sort this out in my head, I can see much greater progress. Along with that, Si Fu also caught my eye on another aspect as we traveled from Uber: "You keep 'fighting over the plate of food.' That thought of scarcity will pass down to your Kung Fu Family." - That talk was ringing in my head, and it was last week's "Live" on Kung Fu Life Channel that I heard Si Gung say to the audience, "A real man does more than pay bills."
So I think it was when I decided to "do more than pay bills and fight for the plate of food" that prosperity came to us.
Si Fu is always right.
The Disciple of Master Julio Camacho
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"