Sunday, 21 July 2014
This is how stubborn I am: even though both of my ankles were out of commission for 10 weeks, with one of them strapped in a Boot of Shame for two of those weeks, I kept up my training in Wing Chun. I moved very gingerly, giving any sparring a miss and being honest with myself about never breaking into a run – all because I wanted to pass my Grade 2 exam. According to my instructors, this is also the grade where most students quit because the learning curve ramps up dramatically; its exam being the hardest to pass compared with other grades.
Well I passed. And my leg is at about 70 per cent.
And this is what I have to say to every person who told me I couldn’t do it: