Progress at the Kung Fu School

Despite being sick like everyone else around here, I am pleased with my progress in the kung fu world. Even with injuries, I have never been late or missed a single minute of training. I have also never sat out on the morning run, which seems to be much easier now....

The Well Is Dry?

I told myself that the next time I fell into a chair in front of a computer that I would write something positive, or else change the name of my blog to “Complaining Begins.” We live in filth! Unfortunately, even the glass-is-half-full people would have to...

Shaolin Temple in Henan, China

Unfortunately, I don’t have much time away from training and can hardly do a place like the Shaolin Temple in Henang justice in a proper write-up. This was definitely a life bucket-list item for me. A few of us signed out today despite the disgusted look on our...

Man down!

My Danish friend Troels still smiling (I think it was the drugs) after getting his head cracked! Pain is a part of daily life here. It is colorful and there is plenty to go around for everyone. I dont even ask if someone is OK now when I hear them groaning in agony as...

Dont Be Afraid of the Pain

I could tell by the look on Sifu’s face that something was up. Once again, we stood in formation and waited on whatever China could throw at us. I started weaving my mental defenses as fast as I could. Again, we were told that no one can leave the grounds on...