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Kung Fu Times 2

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today our strength was put to the test. We started with a 4:30 wake up call. We all walked to the temple to practice a morning prayer and worship with the monks. We followed their rituals to worshiping Buddha and then had the privilege to eat breakfast with them in their sanctuary. Afterwards the students cleaned up the breakfast area; showing thanks and respect to the temple and the monks that dwelt there. But no stopping! We headed to the Little Dragon Kung Fu School once again. We had 2.5 hours of training in store for us. There we were privately taught martial arts moves and also added swords and sticks of combat. We are training to compete at a show for the school….spirits were high as we pushed ourselves to perfection. Afterwards we had lunch and a little afternoon break. But we were off again! Our last lesson was in the evening with our private Martial Art Instructors. We had another session of 2 hours to complete. Finally, we were done and exhausted, and ate dinner. We were introduced to some market shopping after dinner. That is always an experience! Only 4 more days left in Beautiful China; an experience we all shall never forget.


Changing Connections said...

You seem immersed totally in the China experience, pushing yourself to perfection despite pain and exhaustion. Wasn't it scary watching the segment with swords? So wonderful that you say, with regret, four days left in Beautiful China.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN Leadership Council Blog Coordinator

Karen Wells said...

There are going to be many tears shed in the next couple of days as the students think about leaving. I'm not sure how I'm going to feel either as I lose my connection with these wonderful travelers. Karen Wells DSA South Africa

Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 1st - 14th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture