Published Date: October 23, 2018
By: Torben Rif
About the Book:
Torben Rif spent most of his life fighting to be the best―to be better than others. He was influenced by what others thought about him and their opinions on what he was doing.
Hiswas a life ruled by the fear of failing and the uncertainty of whether he was good enough; a life dominated by beliefs that were created in the early years of his life.
Torben learned quite quickly that you gain recognition and attention when you become number one; a winner gets attention and number two gets nothing. Torben quickly developed the tools to become number one, but with these abilities he also developed a fear of failure; this fear began to dominate his life and his decisions more and more. Torben was trapped in false convictions from past experiences.
Torben is the father of two amazing children―Kamilla, 19 years old, and Daniel, 23 years old―who were huge motivating factors for changing his behavior. Torben discovered that his actions and attitudes had begun to affect his children. He was frustrated to see his own children fighting the same beliefs that he himself had struggled with for so many years.
He decided he had to change. However, it wasn’t easy and progress was slow moving until Torben had a life-altering event that made him realize the fragility of existence. Torben realized that the only thing he had the power to change was himself.
Torben has spent more than thirty years practicing and studying Chinese martial arts and Wudang Tai Chi Chuan. He has been teaching Wudang Tai Chi Chuan since 1992 and has helped thousands of people to implement the strategies and philosophy from the ancient art into both their martial arts practices and their lives. He is a father of two and is a respected teacher across Europe. He and his students have won the European Championship several times. In 2002 Torben organized the European Championship, which was very successful.