“The term ‘kung-fu’ was first introduced to Western audiences by Bruce Lee when he stepped into the spotlight and used it to describe his martial art. Western audiences always associate Kung Fu with Chinese martial arts or Kung Fu movies, but actually Kung Fu in Chinese means time and energy spent in learning something new. Any study, skill or practice that requires patience, discipline and time to learn and master can be called Kung Fu, and Chinese martial arts is referring to Kung Fu because it requires the practitioner to continuously practice and perfect the punches and kicks. A successful chef applies lots of ‘kung-fu’ to cook the tastiest dishes. A doctor applies medical ‘kung-fu’ to be able to take care of sick people.” — Jet Li
Every expert in respective field or industry has his/her own style of Kung Fu, as he/she perfects the skills by putting in effort continuously. One of the famous magicians in the world, Harry Houdini is known for his daring and spectacular escape acts, but little do people know that he collected hundreds of handcuffs and leg shackles to practice repeatedly.
Bruce Lee once said that “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times”.
When you spend endless amount of time on doing something that you like, when you constantly looking to perfect your skill, when you put your heart and soul into everything you do, when you determine to pour every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears into being the very best in certain area, that is called Kung Fu.
So, what’s your Kung Fu?
George Tsai and Larry Wu demonstrate their yoyo skills in the diabolo, which derived from the Chinese yoyo.