Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kali Majapahit Reborn

There are only a few moments in our lives when we see history being made - when we see lifelong dreams come true. If this ever happens to you, don't miss it.

Last night was the grand opening of the new school of Kali Majapahit here in Singapore, at 43 Carpenter Street near Clark Quay MRT.
WOW! I was speechless (very rare for me). YOU NEED TO SEE THIS PLACE.

The new school is centrally located near Clark Quay MRT, it's HUGE (more than 2000 sf of mat space) and loaded with new equipment including 2 professional Everlast heavy bags (anyone who knows boxing knows Everlast is the best - period), a speedbag, a stick bag, and even a wing chun wooden dummy (in black, no less). It has full changing rooms/showers and looks better than most health clubs I have seen. Beyond this, it has more. IT HAS MAGIC.

A new business is like a new baby. Giving birth takes months of planning, anticipation, and worry. It takes sleepless nights. It takes overcoming your anxiety and fear. Finally, it takes on a life of its own. Watching a new baby being born is magic, and that is what we saw last night.

A baby is born of the love of its parents. Guro Fred and Guro Lila are the proud parents of this labor of love, and it shows. Like all proud and successful parents, they are surrounded by supporters, who celebrate this birth with them as we did last night.

I look forward to watching this baby grow, quickly, to taking its first steps, and finally becoming a mature adult business that will be the equal or more of its peers. It won't take 20 years, like it does for a human baby, but the journey will be every bit as wonderful to observe and be a part of. This is destined to be the best Martial arts school in Singapore, and the landmark place to train in Filipino Martial Arts in Asia. I was there on opening night.

I am inspired. I love to see dreams come true. I love a happy ending. There's just nothing like it.

See you on the mats!

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