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  • Writer's pictureRowena Lee

Student Hall of Fame: Euan B.

Updated: Jan 21, 2022

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 years of hard work and dedication, I am proud to introduce the second inductee into our Student Hall of Fame... Euan B.!

At age 8, she 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 Euan when she was a member of our Tiger Team at 3 years old. Being the smallest in class, she was very shy when she first started. However, in all the years of her training, she never let her size stop her from achieving her goals. At Advanced Brown, she is one belt away from achieving her Black Belt, she is a fierce fighter when it comes to sparring, and she is one of our top youth competitors when it comes to chasing the gold medals at tournaments. You can always find her 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!

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

Name: Euan B.

Age: 8

Q. How long have you been practicing Kung Fu?

4.5 years

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

Yes, Gymnastics and Swimming. Just last week I won 1st place overall at Liberty Gymnastics Championships. Kung Fu has helped me in a way that I became disciplined, focus and confident in everything that I do.

Q. Why did you start practicing Kung Fu?

Because it helps me to be more brave, learn to defend myself and independent.

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

I learned how to respect others, set my goals and be physically fit.

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

Sparring and starting to learn new weapons. Meeting new friends that became my extended family.

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

Not really least favorite because I know it's part of training but I'd say preparing for big competitions because it's draining my energy.

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

Don't be afraid. Don't be scared. It's FUN and it's worth trying.

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

Challenging myself more!

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

At the end of the day, I'm just a regular kid who loves to play and study. Outside Kung Fu I enjoy hanging out with my friends and share what I've learned from my Kung Fu experience. I also look forward for my gymnastics and swimming classes.

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

Keep on joining tournaments it makes you better. You don't always have to be the 1st all the time, it's just a plus if you won a gold, what matters is you did your best. Don't feel like you're alone doing this because at One Tribe we are family.

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