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... Chinese Kungfu Masters.
After returning to our dorms at Beijing Normal High School, at around 10:30 pm, we all crashed hard. Tomorrow we have a long day ahead of us again. When quick comment, "Is daddy in jail?" My daughter asked this when seeing pictures of me inside or dorm rooms here. :)
I apologize for the lack of pictures lately. I will do my best to upload some.
Today was an eventful day in Zhocun, China. We loaded our luggage on the bus for a 2 hour bus ride to Zhoucun. Zhoucun is an ancient commercial village-town. Normally it would take about 1 hour to drive here, but the traffic is so congested that the time is doubled.
We were invited by the No. 6 High School in Zhoucun to visit their school and enjoy another Welcome ceremony. The typical protocol at these ...
... best essay(s). There will also be a prize for the best photos/videos taken on the trip.
It is also a day of preparation and testing for the kids. In Chinese high schools (10th-12th grades), the kids spend their 12th grade year reviewing for the "Gao kao3." This is similar to our SAT or ACT, except this test alone can determine what university you are able to attend. However, most ...
... teaching, they brought in a local Master. He taught us both Kungfu and Taichi. The Chinese actually say Wushu (Wu-military or martial and shu-art), more than they do Kungfu.
There are a few styles of Kungfu that can be practiced. There is a hard style and a soft style. The terms hard and soft denote how forceful a defender counters an attack. This can be armed or unarmed. The Yin and Yang symbol represent the hard (Yang) and soft ...
... of them on very famous and we toured the lake and springs with a local guide.
Skylar's friend who stayed with them in the U.S. was here to see Skylar. He and his cousin were able to go with us to the Springs and lake this afternoon. We all went out to dinner off campus at a local restaurant that served some western and eastern mixed dishes. It was great for them to see each other and we enjoyed their ...