First of all, very sad to be leaving Maling Shan! I was glad i came to stay here and learn such a martial art in its country of origin. I believed that i learned a lot, and really improved myself in my short time here. I achieved my goals: improving my flexibility,coordination and balance. Sometimes my ability and limits were tested, so i learned things about myself.
This was a great opportunity to meet so many people from all around the world. Also to live in a different country and see it for myself-especially in a part of China that is hardly visited by foreigners.
Very happy with the standard of teaching, especially by Master Bao. Although i learned quite a lot of new things very quickly, the Masters always gave proper explanations of all the moves. I am especially grateful to Master Bao for his early morning Tai Chi classes and for teaching me how to break bricks and marble!
I think that the kitchen working staff did a great job in making the students meals. Very good that there was no MSG(Wei jing ) in the students’ food, or too much oil-that was very good for the health of the students.
Finally i would definitely recommend Maling Shan school to anyone interested in going to China to learn martial arts. I gained so much from my time here, and i think it would be a great experience if you stay for a month, or a year.
Australian,7 April, 2012—21September, 2012. Email: