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  • Writer's pictureRowena Lee

Student Hall of Fame: Camille P.

Updated: Aug 10, 2019

When Camille first started her Kung Fu training last year, she was very hard on herself and lacked confidence in her martial arts ability. She'd fall in class and sometime stop altogether, which is a sharp contrast to her sunny demeanor outside of class. However, this didn't let this stop her! She knew to get better, it would take extra work. I would always catch her practicing before AND after class. Eventually, she would compete in tournaments where she not only found the courage to perform in front of strangers, but win her division! I am so happy to witness such dedication and focus from a student as young as her, and more importantly a student who is friendly and so helpful to her classmates. After over a year of hard work and dedication, I am proud to introduce the first TIGER inductee into our Student Hall of Fame... Camille P.!

At age 7, she has attained all FIVE TIGER Achievement Patches (Split Club, Power Kick, 1st Weapon, Academic, Strong Stance). You can read more about them here.

Below are a few words from Camille regarding her training and motivation!

Name: Camille P.

Age: 7

Q. How long have you been practicing Kung Fu?

One year and one month.

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

Swimming and soccer. It helps me dodge the ball, kick harder, and helps me have confidence in the water.

Q. Why did you start practicing Kung Fu?

My Mom and I were walking by One Tribe and we looked in. It looked really fun so I wanted to try it.

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

I have more confidence.

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

The hand forms.

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

When class ends.

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

I would tell them that Kung Fu is really fun and they would enjoy it!

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

I would like to get a black belt.

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

Going to school and playing.

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

Don’t mess around and be silly in class.

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