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China Adventure

Ping Pong and More

Monday, August 3, 2009

What a great way to begin our adventure in China.... We started the day with a great tour of The Temple of Heaven and then learned some Tai Chi. I had the privilege of competing against a 67 year old Tai Chi master in a game of "push the master off his feet." I lost! Next, we spent some time in Tiananmen Square and stopped for some lunch. The food was great and it was nice to enjoy an ice cold Coke. After lunch we learned about the importance and history of the Forbidden City. We closed out the day by heading over to a local Chinese school to play some ping pong! The Chinese students were brilliant! We had an opportunity to learn from a professional Chinese coach. I played against two students, both under the age of 10. I managed to score maybe 10 points out of about 300 total points. Ping pong was the highlight of my day. I want to go back. The day went by fast and I am definitely ready for some much needed rest. What a great start! Thank you DSA.

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Karen Wells said...

Adam, Can you believe how fast a couple of weeks go by? Just think - you were in California a little over two weeks ago without any thought of going to China! Life has a way of giving us opportunities for great adventures. Enjoy the ride. Karen Wells DSA South Africa

Essential Programs Details

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