|Masters - left to right - Unknown, Master Ning, Master Tang, Headmaster Bao, Master Peng, Master Yan|
Sun Burnt Reflections
Today's training was really good. I woke up with extremely tired thighs from all the jumping and rolling we did. I also woke up early as well which gave me the opportunity to do some morning Yi Jin Jing and review my Baji Quan form. Doing these things so early in the morning helped limber me up for the day's challenges. Basics Class took us through some interesting warmups and then we learned/reviewed traditional combos. Forms Class was where I reviewed the staff form and worked on ironing out a few issues I have with it. Some of the moves are just difficult for me. Then Sanda Class blew by because we practiced two moves for the whole class, a wide hook and the side kick. It was the first time that I actually did okay on a kick!
One thing that was nice about today's training is that Master Peng was full of wisdom. He talked to everyone during Basics about what martial arts was and why we practice it and then with me in forms class he talked about Kung Fu in modern times while throwing in some advice on how to do my moves better. Since he said a lot I kinda just wrote it all down below, its not word for word exact what he said but, since I had to translate it, I remember quite a lot.
Master Peng's Wisdom:
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