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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.
... are primarily here to make good friends, learn about another culture, and speak Chinese. I have found that learning something so different, that it not only changes you, it increases your understanding and character. It doesn't take away for your core, it adds another level.
Tomorrow at 8:30 am we will head out with our Chinese partners for an ancient street here in Zhoucun to shop and sightsee.
... 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 ...
Next, we learned how to make paper cuts. This process takes patience and time. To complete a small paper cut (greeting card size), it takes about 8 hours. Some of the larger poster-sized paper cuts take about 3 days ( 8 hours each day). We were able to cut and create the character for happiness, which is "xi."
Chinese wood block prints look easy to do, but require the following steps: Roll a ...