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I have been back to the gym for a month now and it feels very good.

Yesterday I even said hello to an old friend, the heavy bag ! Now that feeling is something else,  first I felt rusty , slow and the technique was not good, but  after a while and repetitions my body started to remember how it´s done and it got better.

I filmed myself just to check the form and I was pleasantly surprised , it was not as bad as I thought.

I trained all punches by themselves and combinations, footwork and kicks, I tried to get some flow in it and at the end I did a round with full power just to know if I could handle it and especially if my shoulder would take it.

I was very tired afterwards but very statisfied, I got back that training feeling .

And there is more good news, I don´t feel the pain in my shoulder today, it means I can handle it ! of course I am expecting muscle sourness later in today but that is just part of it .

I will take it easy with sparring as this is when my shoulder got injured but there is no reason why I can do all the rest 🙂

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Posted by on 11 August, 2017 in My own training

 

44 years

It seems incredible but it is true, Bruce Lee passed away 44 years ago.

There will always be speculations and need for a story behind the facts, truth is we don´t even know the facts and people who know are either gone or will never tell , so what is the point.

There will always be suspicions around  famous people who die too soon , we could spend our lives trying to digg some exiting story . Famous people die like non famous people, accident, illness  and yes even murder but the result is the same,  that person is gone and the tragedy is the same for their families as it would be for ours but is it?

Actually it is worse for them because on top of their loss they have to deal with millions of people thinking they know the truth, millions of people thinking they are entitled to their opinion and even people trying to get famous by spreading some false dirt here and there.

That is the price to pay when you are famous, I guess… I am not speculating on anything, I have a life … Let´s say that his pasing is terrible, not only for the family, but for the world, and for what he would have become and accomplished .

But what he already left us is incredible and to this day there is nobody in my mind that would ever replace him, This is my opinion.

Rest in Peace Bruce and thank you .

 

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Posted by on 20 July, 2017 in Lee and Friends

 

Time to rise

People have told me the first year of grief is the worst and it gets better after that  but this is only when you are there that you know it is true or not. I don´t think it is true for everyone  but as far as I am concerned it took me one year  to wake up from the status I put myself in. I chose to stop being social, meet with friends, go out and train all together. I just could not do things,  not that I did not want to but  I felt my body would collapse if I did. I really don´t think something was wrong with my body but definetly with my mind.  My mother is gone and I still can´t really understand it but the difference between now and the past year is that I don´t take this as an excuse to burry myself and let myself go.I feel I am very harsh with myself by saying that but this is because I can´t go on like this forever, now is time to wake up and not only for me but because she would have wanted me to.

So I have started training again and the first session was not that intense but it almost killed me ! not so surprising considering the one year inactivity, the best part is that I felt so happy even if I could not move for almost 3 days!

 
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Posted by on 9 June, 2017 in My own training

 

2016…

It was not a good year.

Early January I learnt about my mother´s terminal disease, in April she passed away. She had been sick for a year and they did not tell me about it, not to worry me or to disturb my life they said, but I feel like I was left aside and did not get the chance to be there for her, to help her, to spend time with her and to show her how important she was to me. I have heard similar behaviors from a lot of people living abroad away from their families, I have a hard time accepting it, even if I know it was to protect me, it took away some precious moments I could have shared with her.

While I am dealing with that and the fact that I feel guilty because if I had not been living far away I would not have been left aside, I must also live with grief and I need to understand that she won´t be there when I go back home next time.

I was on her death bed, they called me the day before and I took the first flight to France , I could be there a few hours before she passed,  I sat beside her bed holding her hand but she was never conscious and I will never know if she knew I was there.

There are so many things I feel I should have said and done, I thought I had time , I thought she would live many more years and I certainly was not ready for this. For me who did not know,  it took 3 months,  unlike the rest of the family who had 1 year with her from the time they knew about the cancer.

 

Now I have to live with this and go on but it is always easier said than done , until you experience the loss of a mother you can´t understand what it feels like.

 

I have not set a foot in a training room this year, I have not set a foot outside on my balcony this summer, and living in Sweden believe me you are waiting for the summer for months and you get out as much as you can while you can!

I have not done anything at all this summer, I stayed in my apartment most of the time watching movies. I allowed myself to grieve, I allowed myself the time it took but I know I can´t go on like this because it is starting to affect my health. Now because of inactivity,  I get back and neck problems, to the point that my doctor said I should wait until I get back to training. Inactivity is affecting my body and my mind and I need to get back on track soon.

 

For those who have read my blog, at the beginning I am talking about how JKD changed my life and how training has made me a better person. I have tried to find these feelings again but I could not get to  feel that again this passed year.

I am not making a new year resolution,  this is just ridiculous to me , I am taking the decision to not let my grief take me down to the point I can´t get back up. The whole point with JKD is to not get down but if you do,  get the hell back up as soon as you can and soon is now.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 21 December, 2016 in My own training

 

November 27th, 1940 Chinatown, San Francisco

No surprise for all fans, this is Bruce Lee´s birth date,  he would have turned 76 this year.

I feel blessed to have visited the hospital and almost entered the room where he was born before they destroyed the Chinese hospital for reconstruction.

I am always thinking about how far he would have come considering the amazing path he took towards success and self accomplishment.

One thing is certain, some people would run for their life if he was alive today !

I have already talked about how I came to know about Bruce Lee the actor and what impact he had on my life later on when I started with JKD so I won´t repeat that again.

I just want to point that no matter where you go, and how old you are, Bruce Lee is still known 43 years after his death , how is that for an accomplishment !

Let´s celebrate his life and be thankful for what he left us.

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Posted by on 1 December, 2016 in Lee and Friends

 

November 24th, 2010

We were in San Francisco for the first time but we almost did not make it, here is the story:

On Nov 22nd, 2010 We caught our first flight from Stockholm,  they were not sure about my French passport and they called someone who told them it was Ok but at the arrival in Switzerland after passing all controls, we were in the line to board the plane, one woman from Swiss Air I think,  came to me and took my passport from my hand and went away with it, then she looked at me with her colleagues and laughed ,  she came back to me and told me ” you´re not flying” turned to Mikael and said” you are flying , she is not ” this extremely rude  woman thought it was very funny  and apparently enjoyed her power very much,  my French passport  was still valid but of an older model which was not accepted for the US anymore, they should have stopped me in Stockholm .

They sent us back to Stockholm same day. I went to work the day after having just given up on that trip. Oh well it was just a first time in the US, in San Francisco where Bruce Lee was born, it was just to meet Ted Wong, Allen Joe, Linda Lee, and some of the actors who played in Bruce´s movies and a number of international JKD practitioner…. well it was just a dream trip that I was losing just like that.

But the day after at work everyone was so shocked that I was there, they told me I could not possibly pass on this trip, they would even help me if I needed but I just had to go. It was so nice of them and I was so sad and disappointed, I talked to Mikael and we decided to try to catch first flight, the hotel was still available so we did, we flew again on Nov 24th .

I pass on all the details from the room that had disappeared when we arrived, the luggage that did not make it back, my card for Bruce Lee 70th birthday that was not displayed with the others and so on … Minor details !

Here is what´s important,  it was such a joy to meet Allen again, “my favorite French girl” he called me :-),   Bruce Lee´s  birthday  celebration was very nice, we even got a tour in SF with Jeff Chinn,  meeting Linda was a big thing for me, so big I could not talk ! I felt so stupid afterwards because I might never meet her again  but the whole experience was priceless, we were so happy. During dinner we asked for Ted, Allen told us he was not well and that he would get back to us as soon as he had some news.

This is not before we were back to Sweden that we got the news. Ted had passed this day we finally made it on the second flight. It was sudden and unexpected for us who did not know about his condition, we have missed him since then.

I had not met him a lot, first time was in 2005 same day I met Mikael for the first time, that day changed my whole life.

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Rest in Peace Sifu Ted, until we meet again.

 
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Posted by on 24 November, 2016 in Instructors

 

San Francisco

This weekend, if you have the possibility ,  check this out .

Too bad we are not travelling to SF this year 😦

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Posted by on 21 November, 2016 in Various Topics