Sunday 17 February 2008

We had our last lesson with Master Lin, the Shaking Crane Master today. It was asking a lot to master the pattern in 5 days – and, of course, no one expected us to master it, only learn the basic…

Saturday 16 February 2008

Only one day left with Master Lin after today so we went to the Fuzhou Gym expecting to get well on our way with the Shaking Crane pattern. I had practised with the others last night and on my own…

Friday 15 February 2008

Day Three of our training sessions with Shaking Crane Kungfu Master Linn and we learnt some more moves in our pattern. The acupressure massage from last night had its effect though as it really drains you and I found that…

Thursday 14 February 2008

It was our second day of training with Master Linn today and a lot of the formality wore off as we got to know each other better. As he does not speak English, our attempts at Chinese helped to warm…

Wednesday 13 February 2008

Today was the first day of training with Shaking Cane Kungfu Master Linn who is teaching us a Shaking Crane pattern called Babbulian which challenges our Western muscular stiffness as it is all about suppleness and flexibility. Much to his…

Tuesday 12 February 2008

Well the Wolf has landed and we were in Hong Kong yesterday where we had a day before flying on to Fuzhou today. Hong Kong was cold and misty so I couldn’t see any of the famous sights but I…

Thursday 7 February 2008

Well folks, we are off to China on Sunday for just over two weeks Kungfu training with two Chinese masters in Fuzhou in South East China. It is the dream of everyone who practises martial arts. It will be two…

Kung Fu Summer Camp 2007

Kungfu Summer Camp Newquay 28th July to 5th August 2007 The good, the bad and the ugly from the Lewes and Burgess Hill club descended on Cornwall in spite of all the gloomy warnings of rain and wind. We were…

Hostel

Two wide-eyed American students, back-packing across Europe, are looking for fun with sex and drugs and Europop. Their young men’s appetites take them to Slovakia where they discover that, not only are all the women beautiful but they all fancy…

The Fountain

Loved by some and hated by a whole lot of others, Darren Aronofsky’s latest movie is every bit as weird and, some would say, wonderful, as his previous highly original movies, Pi and Requiem for a Dream. Tom (Hugh Jackman)…