The Order of the Third Wave, an order of Cabal Fang, has just formed in New Zealand. If you are in the Palmerston North area, and you’re interested in practicing Cabal Fang martial arts, get more info here.
This is a big day for Cabal Fang and for me. I get several inquiries a year from people thinking about starting clubs, but few actually make a go of it. Fewer still stick with it for more than a few weeks or even go to the trouble of creating a presence online. The Order of the Third Wave has already proved itself to be made of stiffer stuff.
For my readers who aren’t familiar with Cabal Fang, she’s the martial art I officially gave birth to in 2009. I’ve written two books about her, and there’s nothing else like her. It takes a special kind of person to practice Cabal Fang, and an especially strong and brave person to start on order. Why? Because in Cabal Fang there are no gurus or instructors, only elders and friends. Each student of Cabal Fang is in charge of his or her own education. There is no one to tell you what to do, nobody to write a curriculum for you, no belt system to rank you, no uniform to set you apart. You have to bite your mouthpiece and wade in with courage.
Cabal Fang is my baby. The formation of the Order of the Third Wave is a big step for her. It’s like putting your child on airplane to New Zealand. You want her to go and have fun, but you’re a tad nervous about her flying alone for the first time.
But you know what? I think she’s going to be fine. She’s a powerful young woman, and she’s in good hands.
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