One of the reasons to take Huc Chung Kun Tao.
I ask for your patience and apologize for the length of this email, but I have much I want to share with you, especially since, today, I have just placed an order for the Beginning Correspondence Course via the 6 monthly payments.
I don't know if you remember me or not. I initially contacted you almost a year or a year and a half ago. We also spoke on the phone a couple of times.
I received your demo tape and, quite frankly, what I saw was remarkable -- and weird. You can understand how strange ideas like the Freeze and the Change and getting hit in the neck with pipes would be to someone with little experience in the martial arts being exposed to them for the first time. So, I put off making a decision.
Shortly afterward, my wife and I moved from Georgia up here to Kansas City, Missouri where I worked as head web developer for a dot com startup. In about six months, it became clear to me that faulty business practices were driving that company into the ground, so I left to become a web development instructor for a programming training company here in town.
And my martial arts training? I met a student of Pai Lum Kung Fu who offered to teach me, so I began to train with him. After several months, it became clear that something was not quite right. Although I was learning the Pai Lum forms, he would also teach me some technique or teaching, and then I would find it in a kungfu magazine that month, or once, a video game! I met his master and his master's master, and they both seemed to be supremely interested in money. As one of my friends put it, "They know their fighting art, but they do not know kungfu."
I have always had an interest in both Kung Fu and Silat, so I began, once again, my search for a correspondence program. In Kansas City, you can't pull out of your driveway without running into a Tae Kwon Do school. Anything else, though, and it is slim pickings, indeed. There are a few Kung Fu schools, and no Silat or Kuntao schools. In the process, I think I have amassed a collection of the introductory videos of just about every correspondence program out there -- some good, some not so good.
In March, my wife and I moved across town from an apartment into a house, so my search was put on hiatus for a while. Shortly afterward, my wife had a bout of appendicitis. I remember being at her side. She was in tremendous pain, and I could do nothing. I have never felt so helpless in all my life. I promised myself that I would do whatever I could to try to keep her from being in this kind of pain again. Then, your program, which I hadn't thought about for some time, came racing up to the front of my mind, as I remembered how your art teaches us to heal as well as to defend ourselves. It was like a blinking neon sign in my mind urging me to take your program.
Well, you know how it can go, out of sight, out of mind. My wife recovered, and life returned to normal, and I put starting the program on the back shelf. But now, instead of forgetting about it, it was something I thought about almost every day.
More recently, I had decided to re-start my training in earnest, and I had been agonizing over which style and program. I love the beauty of Kung Fu, but I also want the effectiveness of Kuntao and Silat. So, I didn't know what to do.
Then I read that letter you have about the gentleman who had studied Kung Fu, then moved to Silat, then found that your art had everything he was looking for. This letter fit the bill. But, for some reason, I was still indecisive.
Then, September 11th happened. Throughout all the things I thought, one thought kept recurring: I wonder how things might have been different if a passenger on that plane knew Huc Chung Kun Tao.
Last night, I lay in bed, and all the various martial arts and correspondence programs ran through my head. I can't say how it happened, but for some reason, taking your course simply seemed like the clear thing to do, and I decided to do it. Then, all my questions, indecisiveness, reservations, just seemed to disappear instantly! As if I'd always wanted to study Kun Tao with you and had never fully realized it. I wanted to get up right then and there and place my order, but I didn't want to awaken my wife. So, I placed it this morning.
Master Savelli, this past year has helped me *real*ize some things that I have always known were true. This world is good and contains great beauty, but there is also great evil all around us. This evil not only affects us, but those we love, our country, etc. It also is not just other people who want to harm us, but disease, and usually there is even a battle internally with our own tendency to do the wrong thing. I realized that, even if I were willing to live out a pacifistic lifestyle for myself, the people I love are at risk, and people are being unjustly threatened by others, and I want to do what I can to stand against that on all battle grounds -- externally and internally, whether it involves combat or healing.
So, if you accept me as a student, you will find me most willing to absorb what you so kindly offer.
As a side note, if you would ever want any work done on your website, I would like to volunteer my services free of charge, whether it is simply a cosmetic makeover or adding features such as message forums for your students, both locally and correspondence, or features to help you more efficiently conduct your program. Just let me know.
You probably have this information from the order form, but here is my contact info:
Philip (Phil) Ledgerwood
Thank you once again, and I look forward to learning from you.
Here is my account of my experience with the protocol you gave me.
14 years ago my kidneys failed. I got a transplant but it immediately rejected. I became very sick and was in intensive care for 4 months and then on dialysis for two years until I received another transplant. It lasted until the end of 1998, about 10 years, which is the average.
Master Savelli has integrated a simple and powerful approach. By practicing the formula I am now feeling "heat" in my back and kidney area. I can't describe it. I feel heat all the time, sometimes it is very intense. I have started to make some urine, when I didn't make any at all. I'm still on dialysis but I feel great. I encourage everyone to make living by the protocols a "Urgent Need". A matter of Life or Death, very serious business.
Now at the end of the visualizations, I see the Lord come in me after I open up my being and He takes the "cockpit". My whole attitude and outlook has changed and I feel Happiness and Peace. I thank you for your continued spiritual and mental assistance in my behalf.
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