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  • Writer's pictureRowena Lee

Student Hall of Fame: Joshua L.

Updated: Aug 10, 2019

When I first created the Student Hall of Fame it was meant to inspire and motivate our youth to practice extra at home, before, and after class. What I didn't anticipate was the obsession and dedication some students showed to collect all the patches. After over a year of hard work and dedication, I am proud to introduce the first inductee into our Student Hall of Fame... Joshua L.!

At age 7, he has attained all SIX Achievement Patches (Sparring, Split Club, Power Kick, 1st Weapon, Academic, Strong Stance). You can read more about them here. I started teaching Joshua when he was a member of our Tiger Team at 4 years old. You can always find him practicing before, after, and outside of class. It is amazing to see such hard work and dedication at such a young age, a true representation of the Kung Fu spirit! At Red Belt, he is only three levels away from his Black Belt and continuing to work hard every class!

Below are a few words from Joshua regarding his training and motivation!

Name: Joshua L

Age: 7

Q. How long have you been practicing Kung Fu?

3 years

Q. Do you do any other physical activities besides Kung Fu? If yes, how has Kung Fu helped you?

PE. We do sit ups and push ups in PE and Kung Fu helps me, because we do that in Kung Fu.

Q. Why did you start practicing Kung Fu?

Because daddy and mommy wanted me to and I liked it and thought it was fun.

Q. What has been the most significant benefit or change since you’ve been practicing Kung Fu?

I pay attention better and I am stronger!

Q. What is your favorite thing about practicing Kung Fu?

My favorite thing about Kung Fu is learning the forms and I get to see my friends in class.

Q. What is your least favorite thing about Kung Fu?

Nothing. I like everything!

Q. What advice would you give someone who is hesitant to try start Kung Fu?

It's very fun.

Q. What is your most sought after Kung Fu goal?

Black Belt!

Q. What do you enjoy doing outside of Kung Fu?

Sleeping, eating, playing with friends, watching Scooby-Doo and going to visit family.

Q. Any advice you would give your younger self about practicing Kung Fu?

To work harder so you can get your black belt faster.

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