Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) nas Operações de Paz


Good day. My speech today is about the relevant aspects in the teaching of sports. Before I begin, I would like to thank, for this opportunity, Colonel Pessoa, the CCOPAB Commander, for the attention given by Captain Shoji within this civil-military operation and also to the Master Fabio Gomes, that due to the shortness of time is giving away his moment of speech to me. So I thank everyone, and you for the attention which you’re giving me so we can talk a little about the work which we’ve been developing over more than 20 years. My involvement with the martial arts will be 40 years this year. And I’d like to share a little about a fundamental aspect which is the notion of “Kung-Fu”. I think it’s a topic that everyone must have heard about. Everyone has heard this word. But, unfortunately, this word is very little known in it’s profounder aspects. Because, unlike what many think, “Kung-Fu” is much more related to an aspect of accomplishing something properly. It’s much more related to the ability of knowing how to manage our resources. Thereby, understanding an universe and a dimension which is found earlier than the configuration itself. I would like to say that when I speak of a social project; when I speak of a configured act in which my focus is human development, before I acknowledge this, I must acknowledge who will be preparing these people. I must be aware of the relevance in teaching. In other words, that person that will prepare. We always think of the needs of the population, we always think of the needs of those who are lacking, but we forget how we’re unprepared to assist the unprepared. I think that this is the key issue of my today’s speech, and this is very much related to the topic “Kung-Fu”, because “Kung” means precisely “work the resourses”, and “Fu” “wise man”. Here we have a notion which is fundamental, that I thinks it reinforces the speech by Mrs. Junia Cunha who masterfully spoke of the importance of women, because for 2500 years, during the Warring States period, in the ancient China, before it’s unification, there was a concept that influenced it’s whole culture, which is the notion of “Feminization of War”. What comes to be this idea of “Feminization”? We usually see war within a masculine context. The domain is masculine. It’s an act of imposition. It’s an act with which I come here, climb this stage to stand up for my ideas and convince you that, eventually, my ideas are worthy. That’s a masculine attitude. An attitude not of the masculine gender, but, above all, of a genre. The Chinese call it “Yin-Yang”. That would be an “Yang” attitude. From the moment that we speak of “Feminization of War”, the key issue is to understand the opportunity; the window of opportunity. Why?
Because, the relationship will only be legitimate between us if there’s a resonance with that which I’m speaking of with that which you are hearing. So, the idea, above all, of my speech is not of convincement. It’s an idea of proposition. I would like Master Fabio Gome’s support, so we can demonstrate this within the physical activities. Currently we’ve been making use of the physical activities as “physical”, but we hardly see the use of physical activities as an experiential element So we can embody… Using the body to incorporate certain teachings. I that the issue of the “Feminization of War” can be well exemplified in a situation of martial experience. For instance, I’ll ask Master Fabio Gomes, who’s the CCOPAB instructor, to unleash an action. Please. This movement. Is this movement an offense or what else? I can face this as an aggression. And I can also defend myself of this aggression, blocking this movement. But I can, as well, face this coming movement exactly as a movement that will allow me, on the next cycle, to prepare myself better, anticipating the upcoming action. I’ll repeat once more. So… Could you strike with the other side so the audience can see? So, look! I can block this movement. Or I can absorb this movement, and, from here, have an opportunity which was given to me by respecting the master (Fabio Gomes)’s hand. Watch! When he struck… This strike is heading towards my direction. The first important thing is to move away from this movement. When I move away from the movement, the most important thing is: “why would he stop?” He’ll stop because the next movement will not reach me. But my movement will reach him. So, a very important issue within this act…
One more time, please. Strike with the other side… Watch! The distance is not the same for the both of us. Why is the distance no the same for the both of us? Because I had a better opportunity to understand our relationship. My consciousness within this relationship, that is apparently opposite, has more of that which we call “humanity”. “Humanity” is the acknowledgement of the other one in my relationship, in my existence. I accept the existence of who many know as “enemy”. He is not my enemy. He is a person who is liable to offer me an opportunity. Even when attacking me. So, maybe I can apprehend this action. I’ve been provided the conditions to apprehend this action. If he has to strike me, he’ll have to do one more movement. He’ll have to do an extra movement. And here, I am anticipating his action. In other words, the greatest challenge of every moment is not on what is “apparent”, but that which is “latent”. That which is about to happen.

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