The weather is warm, the birds are chirping, and everything is green. In short… Spring is here! Everyone is training hard and enjoying the comfortable weather and changing of the seasons. Last month Master Yuan was en route to France with CCTV for filming just as the volcano erupted in Iceland, which in turn canceled his trip.
Two weeks ago Master Yuan and some students traveled to the nearby city, Shiyan, to see the new Donnie Yen movie, Ip Man 2. Ip Man 2 is the sequel to Yip Man in which Donnie Yen plays the famous Wing Chun master, Yip Man. Everyone had a great time.
This month we also celebrated our Grandmaster, Zhong Yun Long’s birthday. This day also marked the inaugural meeting of the Wudang San Feng Pai Union Organizing Committee. The day began with a meeting led by our Grandmaster and some of his kung fu brothers as well as Master Yuan. Most of the San Feng Sect’s 15th generation disciples as well as some of the 16th generation disciples were in attendance.
After the meeting was adjourned, everyone met for a big lunch to celebrate our Grandmaster’s birthday. Master Yuan hosted and American student, Jeff, was also invited to speak during the celebration. During the evening a performance was held in which nine of the school’s elder students performed Bajiquan and the foreigners’ traditional class performed the Taijiquan 28 in front of a packed crowd.
Please be sure to visit the new website that the foreigner’s traditional class has been putting together. The web address is http://www.taoistkungfu.com. The site’s purpose is to give the world some background about those students taking part in the program as well as provide news and updates on their training and future plans. Right now, the site is still under construction, but keep checking in for new updates!
The change of seasons also brings a change in the weather and climate, so be sure to protect against sickness as Spring is the time when many people catch cold. Check in again soon for more updates and changes to the website!