Hey all, not much to tell, I made this account so I could keep an online journal of my visit to the Kunyu martial arts academy for anybody who wants to read it.

Asia » China » Shandong » Muping June 5th 2009

Hey all, Well, not surprisingly this week was much like the last, the main difference being that I graded my basics today. My teacher said I did very good, which is always cool. Anyway, I'm going to be staying another probably two months, however I'm not going to keep up my blog, this is the last one. So, Adios.... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Muping May 26th 2009

Let's see I wrote last wednesday, on thursday we did power training, using weights, holding positions longer than usual for extra effect. Tough stuff. That was in the evening, in the morning we did chi-gong meditation. Friday was the mountain run, although I did most of it at a walk due to my flat feet, it was still exhausting. Again, that was in the evening, I'm not sure but I think we did sanda in the morning. Saturday we went into Yantai. I was pretty much just tagging along, I had a few small things to pick up. I couldn't find the music shop to get a flute so we went to Walmart for the other things, we went to McDonalds for lunch, it tasted gooooood. The food here is pretty good, but it's also always ... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Muping May 20th 2009

Okay, little bit of a mix up, turns out Chingdao is a city, not an academy. Anyway, we left Friday morning, got there at around noonish, went to a really nice looking resturaunt for lunch. Never judge a book by its cover, personally I didn't eat that much because when I asked the waiter putting out the food what was qingzhen (halal) he pointed first to the plain steamed rice, then the steamed buns, then walked away. Yum. But the people who could eat it didn't have much good to say about it, so most of the students headed over to a Starbucks convientely located within walking distance, the only western food sight aside from the apparently very expensive Pizza Hut that was sitting next door. After a quick bite we headed back to the bus ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Muping May 14th 2009

Well, I'm here. I arrived in the evening, just as the last class was ending. We chilled for a while then had dinner, after dinner was the mandarin class, I thought I'd check it out, I picked a bad day. I think I went to the advanced class. Anywho, the next day I woke up at 6:30, oddly not feeling jet lagged in the least, wandered around a bit then went to breakfast, not as appatizing as dinner had been. I'm gonna have to buy some stuff for breakfast. The first morning session was power stretching, very painfull. That's where you go into a stretch as far as feels comfortable, push it until it hurts and you know your stretching it well, then push it a little bit further, now hold it for five minutes. Ouch. ... read more

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Abu Dhabi April 22nd 2009

Okay, I've set up my account and I'm all ready. I leave on the 11th and get there about 15:00 on the 12th. I'll spend about a month at the Kunyu martial arts academy learning kung-fu and leave there on the 9th. I mainly made this so anybody that wants to read it can, so feel free to read and comment. I plan to take both a video camera and a normal camera so with any luck I'll get some good stuff up here. 19 days to go!... read more

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