I came to the CCC in 2007 after 7 years of wanting to train at the school. I knew several people who had been here for years and I thought they were some of the best people I’d ever met.
I have been a martial artist since I was 5 years old, and for me, the next step was to learn patience and breathing. I started with Tai Chi, moved into Kung Fu, Chi Kung and special seminars, and before long, I was at the school 5 days a week. The community is the most welcoming martial arts community I’ve seen in all my travels. It has become my second home and the people have become my family.
In 2013 I had some trouble with my training. I was, to put it bluntly, dying. In July of that year I received a life-saving double lung transplant and the CCC community and my martial arts training was integral to my success and recovery. To this day, the training is my bedrock, and the I consider the people at the culture center my brothers and sisters.
I certainly recommend being a part of the Chinese Culture Center!