Back from China
04 January 2006
After a pleasant 12 hour flight in Upper Class and 18 days, 15 days of hard training, 13 saunas, 5 massages and many many meals later I'm back in England again. My club training camp in China was a huge success. We had a great time and everything went smoothly.
Big thanks to all those who made it possible: Master Dennis Ngo, Karl the translator and guide in everything, Master Su Ying Han of Yong Chun White Crane, Master Chai of Wu Dang and Master Gu of Natural Boxing.
Although training was very hard every day the trip was more than just training punches and kicks. We learnt a lot about the food, the people and the habits and customs in China. Food was at major focus every day. Not only did we eat vast amounts of healthy food but we ate lots of different things of many different tastes. Some of the "weirder" things we ate: corps eating eal, frogs, sea blubber fish, jelly fish, wild chicken, turtle, dog and cat. Fortunately it wasn't the right season for mice which pleased me.
In a couple of weeks I will try to get all my photos up on this website. I took about 1,000 photos but some are experimental and some are near duplicates but expect more than 500 photos here soon.