Mr. Fubiao’s speech at Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School second term opening ceremony
Global Kung Fu network.Beijing Shaolin martial arts school,2014-2015 year second term opening ceremony.
The speech of United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Vice-president of Chinese Kung Fu Federation, President of international Kung Fu Federation, Chairman and head coach of Beijing Shaolin martial art school, Mr. Fu Biao:
Honorable teachers, coaches and students, good morning everybody!
Actually today’s opening ceremony was planned at half past eight in the morning. I woke up at five am and suddenly decided to change the time. At half past five I asked my assistant to arrange school staff for earlier work. Why did I decide to change time? I just want to test you - teachers, coaches, and students, if you are able to adapt to new circumstancesquickly. “The whole day's work depends on a good start in the morning” an old proverb says. Those of us who are practicing Wushu, should carry out training in the coldest and the hottest parts of the year, and pay special attention to the morning exercises. Before we woke up at five in the morning and now the time is changed to five forty. We also require each of the principals, each of the teachers and coaches wake up earlier than students. If they wake up at five forty, you should be up at least at half past five.
Our classes started long time ago so why do we hold the opening ceremony only now? The purpose of this beautiful event is to check students’ level and practice one more time. If we want to achieve the highest level of mastership, we must work hard every day, take all the trainings and studies with all the responsibility. “Responsibility” is our every student’s attitude for all the classes. Students who have bad records and low marks are simply irresponsible. Irresponsible for themselves, for their parents, for teachers and to society in general. Dear students, the only way to thank parents, teachers and coaches for what they are doing for you, is studying hard and being responsible.Don't be in a hurry, studies and trainings take long time and need passion. Strengthen your skills slowly, step by step. All of the followers of Wushu teaching should “Win the world with the charm of martial arts”. So, what is the charm? Is that we have tempered by developing body abilities, effort to show our body abilities to the world, show them to parents, teachers and coaches.
In order to “Win the world with the charm of martial arts”,I would like to add, that human power system is based on 3 main components: ideology, culture and spirit. This system should be supported and promoted by students and teachers of our school. Many coaches’ Kung Fu level needs to be improved. Since today, each of you should pay more attention to training. Why do I talk about coaches? Because only if coaches are professionals, their students can achieve high level of mastership. If your level is not perfect today, it is not a big deal. But if you don’t work hard and your level still isn’t improved after 1-2-3 months, I have to say sorry for you. Next time I do the examination, those coaches whose skills haven’t improved, will be punished or even fired. An old proverb says: “If you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age”, have you ever heard it? You should never be satisfied with your level, never be lazy. Practice before and after every class, this is what I did when I was a coach. You should.t be afraid of me, but should be strict to yourself, understand? Students, you may also share your opinions about coaches with school principal and me. If there are any irresponsible coaches, just let us know so we could change the situation. Performances and competitions held in our school should show coaches skills from the best side. Work hard everybody, let your students admire you, admire Kung Fu!
Dear students, going back to the human power system, I would like to remind you that human power system is based on 3 main components: ideology, culture and spirit. Martial arts are a mixture of mind and body language, of power and skills, art and beauty. Martial arts are developing human brain and body coordination. Wushu encourages human spirit, trains the mind. A promotion of national culture can elevate peoples’ ideology, promotion of martial arts can boost ones country national spirit. A country with a strong ideology has its goals, has its hopes. Only if people in the country have a strong spirit, that country has power, has future. Future of our country belongs to you, our dear students. Strong young generation means strong country. On the first day of the second term we should set a goal. Improving our wishes, work on your ambitions. Since the baby is born, it has his first wish already – eating. Through reading, learning, training, you may find a dream and the goal of your life. We have far-distance goals and close-distance goals. A contribution to the society is a long-distance goal. Being a student, we need to learn setting short-distance goals. Goals for a day, goals for an hour. You should clearly see your goals for every class. Aim is to complete every studying task, concentrate in every class, listen to the teacher carefully, raise your hand if you have questions. What is very important is control your studies by yourself, so that your daily progress could be seen clearly. If you in class you were pretending that you understand, but actually you didn’t get teacher’s idea, and you didn’t ask for help or if you didn’t do your homework and didn’t finish, or if you were practicing a new movement but didn’t work hard enough to make it perfect, it means that this particular class didn’t achieve the goal. Failed one class means failed one goal. Fail 2 or 3 classes means you failed 2 or 3 goals. If you didn’t accomplish several studying tasks, it is very difficult to finish them in a short time. Remember, when the teacher enters the class, all of your attentions should be on him and nowhere else. The marks you get is your personal achievement, a result of your efforts, they show your making plan and reaching goals ability. Planning without accomplishing the plan is useless; it’s a waste of time. If I set a goal for today, I finish it today; reach the standards I set for myself. If you meet yours criteria every day, at the final exam, you will easily get 80, 90 or 100. I understand that your studying level is not the same and it can’t be the same for every student, but your marks can never be lower than 60. 60 this semester and 80 next semester, to become a successful person in the future, you just need to improve yourself.
At the beginning of the studying year I told you to remember one important rule – there should always be something you are good at, you are interested at. There are many different disciplines at school, but you should be perfect at least at one class. If you have bad records and low marks at all the subjects, you should think about yourself. Teachers should also help students in solving their problems. If you are bad at mathematics, but good at sports, you can still get your place in the society. Society is a global system, a big family, a big theatre with roles for everyone. What you need is to realize your talents and interests and work on developing them. Each person has both advantages and disadvantages. Every disadvantage needs to be pointed out and improved. Understanding your advantages and working on your disadvantages is a road to success.
I hope all of you have the comprehensive development of moral, intellectual and physical abilities, not only studying good, training good, moral characteristics are also very important.Didn't you hear stories about best students in school who achieved nothing after the graduation? Many scientists are researching this question. Answer is: those children have turned into studying machines. Doing homework, preparing for tests, yes, they are confident on the studying road, but what can they do getting in touch with the society? Reading books and rising hands? Our best students, please pay attention to the outside world. All you are studying needs to be practiced outside school doors. Remember: more practice. And whatever how good or bad your studies are, you should be a highly moral person.
After today's ceremony, I hope all of you take studying and training seriously and complete all the tasks given by your teachers, coaches and parents successfully.Wish our every student could grow up in a moral, intellectual and physically developed person. I wish you success. Believe in yourself!
Thank you everybody.