The main concept that struck me was respect. Respect your teacher, fellow students, the training area, and yourself. This was called the principle of Wu De. www.meridiangatekungfu.com/…/wu–de-code-of-conduct.php
One of the questions I had to answer was why I thought Du We was important. I gave a quick answer but what stuck with me was that it is always obvious when something is respected. When a home is loved and respected it is well cared for and clean. When a person respects themselves it is the same….right? So me destroying my fingertips with ripping off my cuticle means that I do not respect myself? Am I punishing my body for my stress?
Something to think about…