HerebyI want to extend to Yogi my warmest regards on behalf of our school.
Itmakes me happy that you return to our school for the 6th time, a place you hold close to your heart, and call it your ‘Second Home.’
I remember vividly when Yogi first joined us in our old school in the year 2011 and stated that he will train for 3 months. Later, as his love for Kung Fu and the school began to grow, he kept extending his stay, eventually staying on for 15 months on his first visit to Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu school. During this time, he earned a graduation certificate where his monthly scores improved as he spent more time with us.
In 2014, Yogi returned to our school, when we had just moved to the new school campus, a part of our bigger dreams.
One can view an interview of him from back in 2014 on our youtube page - https://youtu.be/-JHklOGz9DQ
In 2016, he attended and represented the school in the International Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou and won various medals, including 2 Silvers for Shaolin Seven Star Fish and Drunken Staff Form.
In 2018, he attended another International Wushu Festival, where he won medals for single performances, and also participated in a group performance and a 3 person staff performance, winning yet another Silver for himself and the school. We submitted his performance to the Shaolin Temple, and he got his Wushu band 3 - Golden Eagle.
I deeply appreciate Yogi’s continual return to the school, and him staying in touch with his masters that are still with the school and that have moved on with their lives, even when he is away, keeping close to his heart the ‘Maser and Student relationship’ that he fostered with his masters along the way.
From the first time I saw him, 12 years have passed, and in my opinion, I would like to call Yogi a true ‘Kung Fu man,’ seeing his unwavering passion for training over several years. I watch him continuing his practice and introducing Kung Fu in India to his friends and others interested in learning Kung Fu.
Over the years, he has also brought 5 of his friends to the school to share his experiences and make their own.
In 2022, during the ongoing lockdown from the pandemic, he still attended an Online Shaolin Kung Fu Contest, securing an Excellence Award. What’s better, he did this along with one of his students from India, who also secured an excellent result in the online competition!
He intended to come back in 2020, as he generally visits every 1-2 years, but due to the unexpected pandemic he could not. However, things have changed now, and he finally arrived at the school again this month.
I am always glad to give our old friends the warmest return greetings, and want them to feel like they are returning to their home in China!
Your Master and Friend,