Reset; decrement counter to zero;

I’ve got one week of holiday left, and huge amounts of preparation for work to finish. The last couple of months have been intense – a heck of a lot’s happened, and now I’m trying to process it all. Current points:

  1. I am now at point zero. I know nothing whatsoever about martial arts. I’m overweight and out of shape.
  2. This is OK. It’s only a few years since I came to Asia, and before that I was completely ignorant of martial arts. It took a while to realise this. I’ve spent the last few years trying to work out what it is that I need to learn. Then a bit longer to work out what I ought to learn. Cool. Now I know. The fitness thing is an issue, but I’ll work on it.
  3. Everything I’ve done in the last few years has been a great education, and has given me a good grounding, but it’s time to say that from now on I need to start learning from scratch again, from the basics upward, in order to get good at the styles I want to focus on.
  4. Looks like I’ll be in Beijing for one more year, then back to Singapore.

This should be interesting.


  1. Jianhu,
    where are you?
    Everything allright?
    I have to be back at university on Monday, if Sinlaku isn’t too bad.
    When do you start again?


  2. Hi Hermann,

    I’m still here, alive and well – just needing to get out of a bit of a slump! How’s your new semester going? I hope you didn’t get blown around too much by the typhoon!


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