• Shanghai has three styles of kung fu which are popular, Xingyi Quan, Xinyi Liuhe Quan and Wu style Taiji Quan. After reading up and watching some clips I began to feel like Xinyi Liuhe Quan is quite similar to Taiji Mantis, so I decided to […]

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  • The China of your imagination; ancient villages of whitewashed walls and ornate carved-wooden doors, pine covered mountains that come straight out of a painting, and deep green bamboo forests, welcome to Huang Shan aka Yellow Mountain in central Anhui province. I visited in winter, when […]

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  • I’ve celebrated Chinese New Year more than a few times in Asia, whether it was with the remote Dong people in the mountains of Guizhou, venerating the Jade Emperor with ethnic Chinese in Malaysia, or watching a rock band in Singapore. However there’s one particular […]

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  • Recently an old friend of my wife invited us to her home in Henan province. I came here on my first trip to China in 2007, visiting Shaolin Temple and the city of Luoyang to see the Longmen Buddhist Grottoes. I was particularly excited to […]

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  • I’m very excited to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster award! The Liebster award is an award for bloggers, nominated by other bloggers. I’d like to give a big thanks to Brian at Hawaiian Brian (http://www.hawaiianbrian.com) who runs an excellent blog full […]

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