Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hello Everyone!

How's it going everyone? School has started for about three weeks now, and I have to say it's great to be back at USC with Wushu Nation.

For those who are new, or missed the first practice of the year when we had introduction, or those who are visiting this blog, my name is Stephen. I am honored to have been elected the vice president for the team this year, and I am really looking forward to a fantastic year of action and awesomeness.

So this blog was originally started by Rachel, the former president of Wushu Nation. She posted a lot of motivational (literally and not) interesting posts, so I really encourage you to read them. While I am not so poetic, nor spirited in my writing, I have quite a few things I'd like to write about and for you all to read.

Perhaps a little bit about who I am first. I started Wushu when I was about 7 years old. I lived in Beijing, and I studied under the same coach for the next ten years. After graduating from high school and coming to SC, I met Wushu Nation at the involvement fair. At the first general practice, I remember the captain of the team telling me "your movements are very traditional": exactly why I am writing this blog. My coach's method of teaching is considerably more traditional than the ways in America. Thus I tend to know more theories, concepts, and history about Wushu. While I don't want to bore people with dry, theoretical talk during practice, I still want to share my traditional knowledge with the team and anyone who is interested.

So, starting from this week, I'll be posting / blogging entries about techniques, theories, concepts, histories, and other Wushu related content for you to read. Feel free to contact me through the team email to let me know how I am doing or if there is anything you would like me to talk about.

Anyways, the first post will be up soon.

Until next time, 加油 and fight on!
Stephen

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