Lao Shir (Venerated Teacher) Cynthia “Cindy” Ming is honored to be celebrating her 42nd year in the Martial Arts and Holistic Fitness. In 1985, ’86 and ’87, she traveled to Mainland China to further her training and to become certified by Coach Wu Bin and several other Grandmasters of the Beijing Wu Shu Team at the Beijing Sports and Cultural School and The Beijing Institute Of Physical Education, the “Harvard” of sports universities in Mainland China. The Beijing Sports and Cultural School is the training ground and performance team of world class martial artist and movie star, Jet Li.
Her Grandmasters then told her to “now go and teach ten thousand others.”
She has served on the faculties of the New York Open Center, The New School for Social Research and Columbia University’s Adult Education Alternatives Program. She achieved top ten level status as a regional forms competitor. In 1988, she was awarded Honorary All Event Athlete, Women’s Division in the East Coast Wu Shu National Championships.
She has been featured on television and in national magazines. In 1991, she was appeared prominently in a full page in the Joe Weider publication, FLEX, a professional bodybuilding magazine. She has the distinction of being one of the few martial artists the magazine has featured. Her specialty is modifying movements so anyone can achieve success in developing their ultimate human movement potential.
Lao Shir Ming finds these three motivational quotes particularly helpful in reaching goals:
“It’s always your next move.” ~ Napoleon Hill, motivational speaker
“You don’t have to be great to start something, but you have to start something to be great at it.” ~ Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker
“The best time to plant a bamboo tree was forty years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese proverb