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The Guy In The Glass


The Guy In The Glass

Such a fantastic Instructor Workout on Wednesday night! The chi in the room was electric! Congratulations to Mrs. Fitzsimmons, Ms. Winder and Ms. Berch on their 1st degree brown belts and to Mrs. Duong and Mr. Carlton on their 3rd degree brown belts. Very well deserved, all of you!

One of my absolute favorite Bok Fu Philosophy poems. This is written on the wall in the Alamo school behind the mirrors.


When you get what you want,
And the world makes you king for a day
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn’t you father, or mother, or wife
Who judgment upon you must pass:
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “Chisel” a plum
And think you’re a wonderful guy
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.
Author: Unknown

Bok Fu Fitness

Warm Up:
2 times:
50 jumps rope jumps
10 pass through with staff
10 horse stance squats
10 inchworms
10 scorpions
10 samson stretch

25 Horse Stance Squat Jumps
25 Push Ups
25 V Ups
25 Power Punches on heavy bag (each arm)
25 Box Jumps (or step ups)
25 Chicken Lunges
25 Tuck Jumps
25 Hardbow/Broken Bow Lunges
25 Wheel Kick Balance (each leg)
25 Bok Fu Burpees

Warm Down:
5 minutes on foam roller for quads/hips
5 minutes ball torture for shoulders