Stacy Warwick.

November 21, 2009

And before I bring Chad (Osterlund) on, here’s someone that I’ve picked for my next round of “Bai Si” ceremony….

Now let me see, to date I have only conducted 1 such ceremony – geeeeze, I got to learn to be more “productive” or less “fastidious” hahahaha and we are talking over a span of 12 years ……..

Nope, I don’t think so. I am a stickler to traditions and if I need to wait another 12 years for students to fulfill the right conditions….let it be so.

You know how they say “When the time is right, the teacher would appear”….. I think the reverse is also true. Right student appears at the “right” time.

And I think the “right” time for Stacy Warwick will be sometime next year.

Still going to school to become a horse vet (eeerh what is that?), Stacy started MAs training with her dad, Guru Jeff R Warwick, who was trained by Victor de Thouars. She moved on to train with GM Runes for 3 years before starting classes with Wayne Hinton.

That is how I met her, at Wayne’s and saw what a natural she is.

For the couple of weeks that I was in Colorado last, I put her through some more intricate techniques of Fuzhou Crane and was pleasantly surprised by the quick absorption.

Hey, the fact that Stacy is female like the founder of White Crane could have something to do with it ….hahahaha….

Well, whatever the case, she took to White Crane like fish to water and that’s something that I spotted right away.

So like the Chinese says ”花开堪折只需折,莫待无花空折枝”.

Okay Okay, translated this means “Pluck flowers as they bloom; wait and you’ll have only the twigs.”

So Wayne, get the flower ready………

And this being a Sunday and all, I think I will go out and “smell some roses”……..with my cats and dog.

Have a nice one!

Something that I don’t do enough, talk about my disciples in the US…..

Could be because I don’t want to leave the wrong idea that I am aggrandizing but lately with Chas coming out here and spending all those time talking….makes me appreciate how much I really missed those days in Colorado and more importantly the people who helped in so many ways during those start-up days.

I will always be grateful….

When I first started teaching, I had the grand total of 3 students.

Besides Chas and the late Roosevelt, Wayne Hinton played a major part in helping me settle down in Denver. From getting me a really cozy apartment in a nice part of town, although we did hear some gunshots one night hahahaha…, to making sure my plumbing worked right, Wayne is always there.

A hardworking man, Wayne is your classic “honest work for honest wages” kind of guy.

His martial arts training began with TKD and then Lun Gar “5 Animals” so when he met me; he already knew a move or 2.

I remember having to kick him in his crotch a couple of times, well more than a couple of times really that he got the nickname “iron-crotch Wayne”, to get him to stay still and learn what I got to teach …..After that he would train only with a cup …….hahahaha……

Well, he learned all right. From Lohan, Tai Chor to the Cranes, he took in everything I threw at him….although I kinda wish he was around more when I was teaching the Cranes.

Then again, there is a time for everything and some things just cannot be rushed. Like me, I had to learn the Cranes the hard way … without being “hard”.

The last time that I was back in Denver, I was putting up in his house for about 10 days.

What do I remember  most about that 10 days?

The cold beers on a chilly night in his backyard with his dog and cat running about……. a white guy and Chinese talking the night away……..

And hey if you don’t get it….I guess you never will.

Peace bro……

Wayne doing a Lohan technique.

 

” Short Limb Hand” from Fuzhou Ancestral Crane.