IT ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS I WAS ASKING MYSELF
Computer Programmer, England
Everyone was lovely, and we ended up with a solid group. -- Hubert Razack
This report by Hubert Razack is reproduced from a post at the Shaolin Wahnam Discussion Forum.
March 2004 intensive course report
I promised Mike I would write something about the course, and as this forum has been very helpful in helping me decide to go there, I thought it would be good if I report back from the front.
What can I say, it has been an amazing week, have met some great people, and had the nicest time.
We were 8 people, plus a self-invited course junky :
- Don, from England - who is currently still training his Kung Fu with Jeffrey and Roland (Luo Lang on the forum)
- Karim, from Switzerland, whose working habits involve standing still all day long, covered in white powder, in various touristic spots around the world
- Jonathan, from England, our team leader
- Yixin and his wife, from Texas
- Christine, from Germany (student of Kai)
- Jeffrey and Lauren, whom Vegemite addiction I won't mention;
- And yours truly
Everyone was lovely, and we ended up with a solid group. (Hopefully we'll keep in touch!).
The location (Cinta Sayang resort) is wonderful as well. It was quite a difference to train with Sifu facing a magnificent sunset, in the warm Malaysian weather, when compared to my back garden in the UK
The staff at the resort are all the nicest people, very helpful and always smiling. I can't really comment on food, because I'm not really fussy, and like everything. But based on other people's judgment, it was all great. Jeffrey made sure that we tried the satay outside of the resort, which was delightful. (I'm running out of adjectives now...)
Some great memories:
- The 2 dinners with Sifu and his lovely family
- The evenings downtown Sungai Petani, in various restaurants
- The transformation of most people throughout the course (some Qigong success stories there...)
- Ending up fixing Chun Nga's laptop at 2 in the morning, for about 2 hours
- Jacob, the tour guide, a laid-back and quite funny chap (full of anecdotes which I will not reproduce here )
The course itself:
As you would expect, I recommend everyone to attend such a course. I found it the perfect complement to the regional course. I don't mean that it is merely a nice addition, but - in my case - it consolidates and considerably expands the skills acquired during a regional course.
Quite noticeably, it answered all the questions I was asking myself (and asked on this forum) about my practice (Chi flow without form, directing Chi in the body - consciously or not, ...). I now feel much more confident about what I'm doing, although obviously I'm still an early-stage beginner!
So there you go, all of you who haven't yet considered it, just go and book your ticketsHubert Razack