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You can only experience the White Cloud Spirit directly through your efforts in training, no one can give you this knowledge, the only way you can understand it is by gaining it for yourself. This experience can only come after years of hard work - dedication and personal sacrifice.
No words can explain it, no theorizing can give you its understanding, only the direct personal experience can give it to you and make it part of your art.
Your attitude towards training must be one of regular attendance otherwise you cannot hope to make any progress of note, once this progress is made it is very important to maintain it. I will not have students who are not prepared to train on a regular basis. You must be serious and dedicated towards your Kung Fu and must make many personal sacrifices to do so.
If the reason for attending the grading is to ascertain this grade or that grade, then you are lacking in the true martial arts spirit and my teachings have not reached you on a personal level and you are missing the whole point of White Cloud, which is an experience undergone during training and from which comes true knowledge. The power of 'Chi' is gained by practice alone. So give yourself fully to this end, if not make way for students who will.
Dedication, truthfullness in training, and in practice remember the road in Chinese Boxing is long, hard and steep, and success is only for those of a strong and true spirit.
Be patient, humble, and respectful and help those students weaker than yourself.
Master Derek Gordon
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