My KungFu Diary

Blood Sweat and Tears

Javier Rodriguez
21 April 1982
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I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and started studing Martial Arts around the age of 10. Over the course of about 7 years I studied Tang Soo Do, Shuri Ryu, and I earned a black belt in Shito Ryu. Searching for meaning I moved to Florida at the age of twenty where I discovered a passion for Martial Arts. I kept learning and earned certification to teach Yoga. I started practicing Taijiquan and even dabbled in the Philipino Arts.
I began to find purpose when I was introduced to QiGong and Meditation under the YMAA system and I started to take training more seriously. I met Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming and after 3 years of deliberation I decided to apply to his 10 year Kung Fu program slated to begin in August of 2008. It wasn't until August 2009 that I made the move to the mountain to begin training. This is my KungFuDiary in which I will track and document struggles, progress, victories, defeats. We'll see what happens...