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Sifu Lee on Giving & Pain

Posted in Day's Lesson, Miscellaneous, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by Sifu Freddie Lee

I love giving, but the problem that I constantly encounter is that it teaches a person to become spoiled. For many years I have always had a problem with spoiling others. If you spoil others you do not teach them. They never learn how to wash a dish b/c you always wash it for them. They never learn to do their own laundry b/c you always do it for them. They never really learn to be self-sufficient b/c you have always babied them. People have a very hard time going backwards in life. You give them something they like, they will become very upset if you then take it away.

If you never gave it to them in the first place, they would not know how to be upset b/c they have not become attached. If you have never smoked before, it is easy to stay away. But if you have been smoking for many years, it will be hard to let go. We have all been so accustomed to the internet, if they take it away, it will cause pain for many. Understanding both sides is not easy. A child may have to go through many decades of life before he understands the actions of his parents in the past.

Sifu Freddie Lee

[via FMK’s Facebook]

Sifu Lee on Life’s Purpose

Posted in Peace & Wellbeing, Philosophy, Spirituality, Teaching Topic with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by Sifu Freddie Lee

Thinking about your life and it’s purpose is one of first major steps in your spiritual development. It is a very important question to ponder and it shows your maturity, this spiritual aspect of yourself is a very important aspect to gain in order to complete your development to become a Martial Artist, without it, you can be nothing greater than a Fighter.

Your basic question is “what is the point of working so hard if you die and lose it all in the end?” That is the basic question that Buddha had such a hard time figuring out. Realize that he was a prince, and he could not stop thinking about this question. He had to search for the truth and in the process he decided to renounce his status as Prince & all the attachments that came along with it. He went searching for the truth but in the end he discovered that the truth was within himself the whole time. He figured out the answer to this question and he shared his discovery with the world. His teachings are the foundation to the Martial Arts and to Eastern Philosophy. In order to achieve a high level in the Martial Arts, you must deeply understand his teachings.

My feedback is this, you shall live in the current moment, in this moment only, not thinking of the future, nothing thinking of the past. You should not be working hard, you should be playing. Playing is when you enjoy. You should simply enjoy your life, enjoy the moment for what it is. Do not think about the next world, simply enjoy this world.


Sifu Freddie Lee

Thoughts via FMK’s Facebook


The Modernization of Kung Fu

Posted in Kungfu, Martial Arts, Styles with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by Sifu Freddie Lee

The Tao of Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu is the training towards a successful balance of the body, mind, and spirit. There is no aspect that is neglected. FMK goes beyond just combat training, it will guide you towards a better way of living. Not only is it a Martial Art but it is a way of life. It is strongly influenced by Tao, Zen, and Buddha. It is a not a style, it is no style, but yet it contains all styles. It does not segregate and label but rather integrates and sees things as a whole. The only Art that is well known by the masses that may resemble FMK is Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do. If anything, I have studied Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do very thoroughly which inspired me to create my own way which I call the “Tao of Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu.” But really, no label can define what I practice, what I practice and teach goes beyond labels. It is something that is inexpressible by words, like the Tao.

The combat techniques I train in are very simple, practical, and extremely effective. FMK is bound by no rules. In a violent confrontation, the primary aim is to end the encounter as quickly as possible in whatever means necessary. Like the Police Officer who is protecting his life by stopping the threat immediately. It is not designed for competition fighting and never will be, any practitioner who attempts to enter a competitive fight in which to label themselves as a practitioner of FMK is misrepresenting this Art.

It is extremely important that each practitioner of FMK is highly athletic and healthy, this represents the development of the body. The development of the mind is represented by the deep understanding of the combat techniques of the Art and the efficient application of the techniques. The development of the spirit is the foundation to the Art. It is the guiding force that will ultimately determine whether or not the practitioner will be utilizing the body of which he has effectively turned into a lethal weapon for the right purposes in life that will aim towards the overall good of humanity. Without the right spirit, the practitioner is not an Artist and thus would not be a Martial Artist. The proper development of the spirit is absolutely necessary in this Art. Any aspect that is neglected, no matter it be the body, mind, or spirit will indicate a misrepresentation of this Art.

Sifu Freddie Lee
Founder of the Tao of Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu

New Book : “Living The Way” Is Here!

Posted in Peace & Wellbeing, Products with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by Sifu Freddie Lee

CombativeCorner’s very own, Sifu Freddie Lee comes out with his first book entitled, “Living the Way: Balancing Body, Mind and Soul.”  Author Lee shows “the Way” towardss happiness, love, and peace through living the simple life in modern society.

Publication Date: Oct. 28th, 2010

US paperback, 5″ x 8″.  76 pages. English.

Price: $10.00


A Day’s Lesson [9/13/2010] : Sifu Lee

Posted in Day's Lesson with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by Sifu Freddie Lee

MARTIAL ARTS . . . . . .

“Martial Arts is essentially directing your energy in positive ways; that is the artistic part of it. The Martial aspect of Martial Art is violence, anger, aggression, and fighting.  A Martial Artist must have an element of control in which to direct his energies to better himself and the society around him. He does not take advantage of the weak though he is not weak himself.  He is a rare breed, an individual who is between the oppressors and the oppressed. He is not oppressed but yet he is not an oppressor, he is the one who protects the oppressed.  A Martial Artist has power but he does not abuse this power, he uses this power in positive ways to better himself and those around him.  There are many fighters in this world, but very few Martial Artists.”

Sifu Freddie Lee

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