wushu west 2007 01 14

2007-01-16 | #Wushu

Went back for another “Self Defense” class with Ron Dong, so I came around 12:00 to warm up. I got in a few jump ropes when Patti had asked me to help out one of the newer students (and I can never remember her name) with her staff basics. Its actually hard for me to explain how to do something, and according to others, its not just wushu :) I have a hard time saying what I mean with just about everything, from computers to wushu.

beijing team demo

2006-07-05 | #China Trip #Shi Cha Hai #Wushu #Wushu

The Beijing Wushu Team are getting ready for a small performance, so we all stayed to watch. I wasn’t sure if taking photo’s was allowed, but then I noticed Patti was recording it. The only problem with this demo is that our classes have been moved from 9am ( which I originally thought was unbearable ) to 8am ( which literally is hell ). So it’s an early bedtime for all of us.

china trip day five through eight

2006-07-02 | #China Trip #Shi Cha Hai #Wushu #Wushu

It has been a very nice weekend to recover, plus the Beijing Team is back from their competition so Wu Di has been attached to Mark’s hip. Its pretty funny to watch those two. So besides lots of resting up, we’ve gone to a few nice places to eat, went to a VERY large electronic’s “store” The Fry’s of Beijing Which resembles a large computer show in the US, except all day every day and the store is 5 stories high.

china trip day one and two

2006-06-27 | #China Trip #mark #Shi Cha Hai #Wushu #Wushu

The internet connection here has been down for the last full day, but not much besides training anyways. It was kind of odd to first walk in the main wushu hall, it felt like I was walking onto a movie set. I’ve watched countless wushu clips of the Beijing team in that same location. Practice was good, we do one morning class (9am - 11:30) everyday, then we alternate an evening (7:30pm - 9 ) and afternoon ( 2:30pm - 5:30 ) every other day.

china trip arrival and settling in

2006-06-25 | #China Trip #Shi Cha Hai #the great wall #Wushu #Wushu

Hurray, Beijing! Shi Cha Hai, a sports institute The flight from SFO was pretty boring, and long, but I had a very hyper 4 year old sitting in front of me to keep me awake. Her name was Odelia, and it took 5 attempts to get a picture of her since she thought it was a game. 4 hours of peek a boo I dont think she stopped moving the entire flight, she was constantly peeking over and giggling at me.