First of all, I would like to thank you for having me as a private student. I consider it a privilege to be training under your direct instruction and guidance.
Jeet Kune Do training under your direction has been especially meaningful for me.
When I decided to start training, I largely wanted to learn a form of “martial art”, as a means of effective self-defence. At the time, I viewed this purely in the physical realm; learning to punch, kick and execute movements in accordance with an established regime.
Under your training, I very shortly realised, that physical execution was really the expression and culmination of much more on a higher plane. As I progressed, I have learnt from you that focus, emotional stability, perception, physical awareness and indeed one’s own character, must come together in a rhythm that is in connectedness with one’s target, in order for the right action to flow.
I might add, that the same applies to life. And hence the special meaning to me.
I particularly appreciate your insistence that I must come to an understanding for myself, creating and expressing in my mind what the concepts mean in my own personal terms. In this process, they become part of me at once, and beyond the martial art aspect, I invariably gain deeper insights about myself. Your lessons are physically intense and intellectually stimulating, and the opportunity for self-enquiry and reflection upon the knowledge being imparted leaves a powerful impression each time.
Thank you Sean for making my Jeet Kune Do training an enlightening journey and an ongoing process of continuing growth under your guidance.