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A Memorable Kung Fu Family Christmas Dinner: A Reflection on Tradition and Community

2023 Kung Fu Family Dinner

Golden Pavillion Chinese Restaurant

Jupiter, Florida


We recently had the joy and privilege of hosting our annual Kung Fu Family Christmas Dinner, a special occasion that has become a cherished tradition for our Kung Fu family. This event offers us an opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate not only the holiday season, but also the bonds we have formed through our shared passion for Ving Tsun Kung Fu.


The evening started with a warm reception as our members and their families gather at the beautifully adorned Gold Pavilion Chinese Restaurant in Jupiter. Sifu, along with many students, are regular patrons of the restaurant and have developed a close relationship with manager Fanny, who has graciously accommodated numerous events for our Kung Fu family over the years. The restaurant's presence of traditional Chinese decorations adds to the festive ambiance, evoking a sense of cultural pride and heritage. Dedicated student Paul played a crucial role by bringing Christmas decorations, while senior student Jim, a long with Michael and Albert warmly welcomed arriving students and escorted them to their seats. Eli and his wife kindly took pictures of all those in attendance. We strive to create a space and atmosphere that aligns with the values and spirit of our Kung Fu family, ensuring everyone feels welcome and included.


As the dinner commenced, we indulge in a sumptuous feast, featuring a delectable fusion of traditional Chinese cuisine and holiday favorites. The menu is carefully curated to cater to a diverse range of tastes and dietary preferences, ensuring that everyone feels included and can fully enjoy the culinary experience. It is a time of culinary exploration and appreciation, as we savor the flavors and textures of each dish.


Beyond the delicious food, the highlight of the evening is the sense of camaraderie and connection that fills the air. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude for one another and to acknowledge the progress and growth we have achieved as individuals and as a collective. It is a moment of reflection and celebration, as we recognize the dedication and discipline it takes to practice and learn the art of Ving Tsun Kung Fu.


The evening concludes with heartfelt speeches and expressions of appreciation. We recognize the dedication and support of our instructors, whose guidance and expertise have shaped us into the individuals we have become. We also acknowledge the unwavering support of our families, whose encouragement and understanding allow us to pursue our Kung Fu journey.


The Kung Fu Family Christmas Dinner is an event that encapsulates the essence of our organization – unity, tradition, and celebration. It is an occasion that brings together individuals from all walks of life, bound by a common passion and a shared commitment to personal growth and self-discovery. We look forward to continuing this cherished tradition for years to come, as we deepen our connections, honor our heritage, and celebrate the power of Ving Tsun Kung Fu.


Special Thanks to our special guest for attending,

Sifu Matt Redford

Palm Beach Wing Chun

Sifu Mark Nathan

Wellington Wing Chun

Sifu Troy Varnado III

Palm Beach Wing Chun

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