Not goodbye

Well, I’ve already told Yao Lao Shi and all the other people who needed to know…. I think it’s certain enough to announce… I’m outta here.

While I was back in Wales, I interviewed for a job, was offered it, and accepted. The background to all this, I’m afraid, falls into that category of “off-topic for this blog”; obviously, I have a life beyond what I blog about here, and sometimes that has to take precedence.

The details are all uncertain just now but I expect to leave Beijing in September. I’ll have to visit Singapore before I go, and hope to catch up with some of you then. With any luck, time and funds allowing, I’ll go back on the Trans-Sib, though I doubt I will have time to visit the Ryabko school.

I’ll be based in Swansea…. which I suspect means that I’ll try to sign up for bagua and taiji with the Montaigue clan…. Plus there’s a systema school there…. It’ll be fairly easy to get to London, as well.

Don’t know what this means for the blog. I will certainly keep posting until I leave Asia; once I get to Wales, well, I’ll have to see. It’s a funny old life….

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    1. Well, I know that opinions are sharply divided; I have no opinion either way yet, but I don’t know of any other bagua teachers in Swansea…. Anyway, if I keep up the blogging at least you’ll be getting direct reports about the training…

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      1. Hmmm…. A search on Google turns up mention of bagua being taught by Mike Kaniewski… Apparently he’s a student of Alex Kozma, in which case he’s likely to be very good – based on my experience of training with Alex!

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  1. Alex seems to have gotten thorough training in both Chengshi baguazhang and the Gong Baotian line from Yin Fu (through He Jinhan).

    What about Llap Goch? ;- )

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  2. Hey Emlyn if you do take up Systema, the place where I train in London does seminars every now and again, so maybe you want to check out the Website: http://www.rmasystemauk.com/. They’ve also got a Facebook page (Systema Information Group (UK)) if you’re into Facebook. I hope you do keep this blog going, it has been a great source of inspiration, information and ideas for me. In fact this was how I heard about Systema! Best of luck for the future.

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