Diary Memories-Shaolin Kung Fu In China

Although it has been quite quiet on my blog lately, I haven’t stopped doing whatever I am doing. One of my latest experiences and craziest ideas ever, happened to be a stay in a Chinese Monastery to learn Kung Fu.
I typed the following text the day I arrived in the school.
I hope you enjoy it!

And let me know what you would like to hear about in the future! Now let’s go:

 

“It’s going to be hard. You will live in pain now.”
Those were the last words I heard from my Kung Fu Shifu and they kind of circle in my head now. It’s my first day in China and once again I ask myself if (or more when exactly) I lost my mind.
After travelling for over 24 hours (where at one point I wasn’t even sure if we were still in 2017) I was definitely surprised when we got to the school.

First of all, the surroundings weren’t as nearly scenic as I thought they would be, and then when I saw this statue of some old Chinese master ( who later turned out to be Konfuzius) when we entered the court and I thought: What the heck did I just do to myself?
After we took my luggage up to the sixth floor and I got to see my spartanic, cold but still sufficient room I was ready for the tour around the campus.
Finally I got back to my room and directly cuddled up in the bed. Not only, that it was freezing, but also I was desperate. I wanted to call my mom and trying to find excuses why I should leave right now.
I focussed on my audiobook and waited for 12pm, the time where I was supposed to go downstairs and register.
During these 40 minutes I was panicking quite heavily.
Then it was time to go. Not exactly what one would call excited I got up and walked downstairs. Luckily two girls crossed my way and introduced themselves. After finding out that I was supposed to have lunch now, and after someone gave me my bowl and my chopsticks( that I have to take good care of) I was sitting at a table with students from all over the world –mostly Germans though. They were all very nice and I finally got over the fact that they were all quite big.
I calmed down and after spending some time in the sun and getting to know some of my fellow students I walked to the office, where I registered for Kung Fu, got my training suit and schedule and signed the rules. Rule #1 was: Love martial arts passionately.
Well, I hope that I will, because I know that otherwise there is no way that I will survive this.
And after we finished all the paperwork, the man said these words that I quoted at the beginning. Freezing again, and again a little nervous I am now writing these words and keep on reading my training plan. I hope that I can do it, and I pray for strength. Cause at this point, this is the most important. Strength in body and mind.

Saying this, I will now meditate to prepare myself for one of the hardest tasks that I chose to do in my life (so far).

9 thoughts on “Diary Memories-Shaolin Kung Fu In China

  1. Wie cool ist das denn? Berichte bitte mehr über deine Kung Fu – Erlebnisse, bin sehr gespannt wie es dir ergeht/ergangen ist! Ich hatte nämlich auch schon öfters diesen Gedanken, einfach nach China zu fliegen, mich dort in ein Kloster zu verschanzen und die hohe Kunst des Kung Fu zu erlernen… aber hört sich das nicht lächerlich an? Bis man es wirklich macht… 🙂

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    1. Cool, vielen Dank für deine Rückmeldung.Ich bin “schon” am nächsten Artikel dran und hoffe, dass ich ihn die Tage mal posten kann! Und ja es hört sich lächerlich und völlig bekloppt an.Tut es sogar im Nachhinein noch:D

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  2. You lucky thing! 🙂 One of my unfulfilled wishes! You lucky thing…. You lucky thing… You lucky thing… 🙂 I’m so envious of you… my oh my… 😉 … No, not really… I know the pain… But but but.. ach you lucky thing 🙂 😉 🙂

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      1. Sure, it’s not holiday! I know a “little little” bit, about the deep, close and intense Shaolin Study.
        But the last days, weeks, months, years, something changes in me… (i am sure, it´s the age ;-)) lol…But, I expect your report…

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