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2015 Year in Review
As we at Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy look back on 2015 it is a truly amazing feeling to examine all that was accomplished. Our students have grown both personally and within their Kung Fu. Our school has grown and changed both within the personality and culture of the school and its student body and even in our outward cosmetic appearance. Our sense of community within the Ng Ga Kuen world deepened significantly thanks to our “field trip” to train with some incredible martial artists within our lineage at a seminar hosted by Sigueng Seming Ma and Sifu Steven Perez in Monterey Park, CA. Our sense of community within the Kung Fu scene in Albuquerque also was enriched through our involvement and burgeoning friendships with other local practitioners. To describe these changes in a few words or a phrase it could be said that in 2015, Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy went from rough shod, sparsely equipped, and sparsely populated crew of excited practitioners to a vibrant and exciting family of dedicated students with growing numbers and ever increasing capabilities and skill. The hard work and dedication of each of our students has demonstrably changed the face and culture of Mountain Path and it is their efforts that continue to drive the enrichment of our ancient practice.
We are nearing completion of the facelift to our training facility so check back for the before and after pictures coming soon, and if you haven’t stopped in for a while, come and see what’s been done! It is an exciting time at Mountain Path, we’ve got a great vision laid out for 2016. The incredible training schedule for this year includes, for the first time, seminars that will be open to the public and other local schools! We have new products coming online soon, new ventures with other schools, a local tournament to attend to observe other talented stylists and maybe even showcase some of our material and so much more to look forward to; and as always, we’ve got the same incredible Ng Ga Kuen with our rich history, lineage and incredible training to look forward to as well!
I truly believe that over the course of 2015, we as a school have achieved the vision of creating a true family of Kung Fu students committed to honing their art.
I’d like to extend special thanks to the following persons for helping to make 2015 great for Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy:
First, my wife Tiffany: Thank you for all you do to contribute to this dream. I’ve often said you are 50% of this business but you’re so much more than that, if it weren’t for you, I’m sure I’d have run aground long ago!
Sifu Steven Perez and Sifu Steven Ayala of Southern 5 Chinese Boxing Academy: Thank you for your kindness, generosity and willingness to share with us at Mountain Path your deep knowledge and understanding of our art and our history. Without you, our efforts here and the “mountains path” would certainly feel less certain and more treacherous.
Sifu’s Nic Baker and Andi Miles of Mantis Kung Fu Academy in Albuquerque, NM: I’m looking forward to another great year working with you both to continue to develop the worlds of traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Albuquerque area you two are pioneers and I am proud to be assisting in what ways I can to help you forge the trail.
Sifu’s Phil Romero and Frank Rivera: Staples of the traditional Kung Fu scene in Albuquerque, NM, thank you for your guidance, wisdom, counsel and opportunity to grow in our Kung Fu brotherhood over the course of our various lunches, phone conversations and meetings throughout the year.
And finally, thank you to our students. As I said above, Mountain Path would be nothing were it not for your efforts and dedication. As I am sure all Sifu’s do, I feel I have the finest student body and most committed stylists around! Thanks for all you do to train hard and make Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy a leader in offering “Traditional Kung Fu, Traditional Values!”