Since childhood, I have been involved in the world of martial arts, studying karate and Kung Fu from the age of 9. At the age of 21, my curiosity drove me to explore the life of Shaolin monks, and I enjoyed the privilege of living in the Shaolin Temple in China – a place where time stopped 300 years ago.
After two months, I said a fond farewell to the new friends I made there, but I can easily imagine my life had I chosen to stay on for several years, training and enriching my mind in this simple, modest and spiritual life.
For the first few years, I would have spent 10 hours a day either meditating or practicing each and every Kung Fu movement to perfection. Later, I would have augmented these practices by registering for an online degree in History, another one of my great loves.
Eventually, I would have returned to my country and taken an academic route, dedicating myself to research and doing a doctorate in World History. In parallel, I would open Israel’s first branch of Shaolin Kung Fu, a nonprofit institution that would use the methodologies and values of Chinese Kung Fu to help develop and teach at-risk children.
My life in this parallel universe would have a completely different atmosphere, with the adrenaline and restlessness of business and marketing replaced by a calm, spiritual and intellectual experience, yet still with my eagerness to bring to the world innovation and to make an impact.