The Shaolin system as taught today is comprised of more than fifty styles and nine hundred forms. From this enormous body of material, today’s Shaolin-Do practitioners receive a broad-based martial arts education that covers the entire spectrum of martial arts philosophy and technique. The Shaolin-Do curriculum teaches its practitioners sound fundamentals and provides each practitioner with the appropriate mental and physical challenge for their level of training.
Bob comments that it is wonderful to be able to achieve this goal. He has been practicing 10-12 times a week over the last two and a half years to be prepared for this test. He highly recommends martial arts to anyone looking to add discipline, hard work and conditioning of the body and spirit to their lives. “This has done wonders not only for me physically but for the stress relief in my life in trying to build three businesses.” Says Bob.
Shaolin-Do is the most complete and comprehensive martial arts system in the world. Upon completion of the lower belt and 1st degree black belt curriculum, the Shaolin-Do student has a minimum of 27 long forms through which they have studied a variety of techniques such as short forms, sparring techniques, self-defense, tiger, crane, hawk, staff, short stick, nunchaku, broadsword, sai, and kwan dao. The student now has the conditioning, material knowledge, and sparring foundation to be considered a disciple, or serious “beginner”, and will continue to study a wide variety of styles and techniques that not only produce a well rounded martial artist, but also an extraordinarily well conditioned body and mind.
Bob studies under the instruction of Master Don Duncan (5th degree Black Belt /Black Sash), Owner and Head Instructor of Shaolin-Do Kung Fu and Tai Chi school located in Round Rock Texas (www.texaskungfu.com). Master Duncan is a student of Grandmaster Sin Kwang Thé, 10th degree Grandmaster of the Shaolin-Do system in the United States.
Bob comments that there are many analogies between martial arts and with business in general and recruiting specifically. For instance, like in recruiting, understanding, working on and repeating the basics are the building blocks necessary to make you successful. Bob plans to continue his Kung Fu training and looks forward to one day achieving his 2nd degree Black Belt. His ultimate goal is to become a Master (6th degree Black Belt) and one day become and instructor as well. To achieve 6th degree will require approximately 20 more years of intensive dedicated study. Bob says that will make a wonder 70th birthday present!
About Eskridge & Associates. (www.eskridge-associates.com) Eskridge & Associates which specializes in the placement of physicians in both locum tenens and direct hire placement opportunities nationwide. Bob is one of a handful that has five industry certifications. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS), a Certified Physician Recruiter (PRC) and a Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) through the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). He is also a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American Staffing Association. He has recently published his first book: “So you Always wanted to be a Physician Recruiter (http://tinyurl.com/EANewBook) and is working on his second book titled, “The ABCs of Black Belt Physician Recruiting.”
Bob Eskridge is also President of Eskridge Worldwide Travel (www.eskridgewwtravel.com) providing travel services for physicians as well as Eskridge Consulting (www.eskridgeconsulting.com), a practice helping others to realize their childhood dreams of becoming physician recruiters.
About Shaolin-Do Kung Fu –Round Rock. (http://www.texaskungfu.com/) Dedicated to providing a safe and family-oriented martial arts experience for students of all ages, our mission is to foster self-improvement and personal development through focused training. We promote physical fitness and positive social interaction in a courteous and fun atmosphere. Our greatest responsibility is to instill in our students a sense of discipline and a code of ethics to inspire them to lead exemplary lives as leaders in the Round Rock community. Our purpose is to empower all who desire to accomplish their goals by enabling each to achieve his or her potential. Our mission is to serve our members, their families, and our community by utilizing all of our Kung Fu skills and talents to help you or your child develop himself or herself in a healthy and progressive manner.