Monday, November 17, 2014




Oh well, it’s all starting over again. Organising the next “roots of wing chun” china tour.

It takes well over 12 months to organize everything.

Flights, Hotels, Fast Train Travel around China.
Coach hire for Tours from hotels in each Country.
Organize transport and tickets for various venues.
Organize group sightseeing.
Organize group Dinners.
And, arrive home safely.

We will leave Australia in November and arrive in Singapore.
We will visit Kenneth Cheung’s wing chun in Singapore via the local Sifu whom is Wesley Lim. Singapore has many places of interest for the Tourist.
After 3 days in Singapore, we will catch a flight to Taipei, which is the capital of Taiwan.
Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to visit Lo Man Kam wing chun in Taipei.
Lo Man Kam is the nephew of the late Grand Master Yip Man.

There are many places of interest to see in Taiwan.
After 3 days in Taiwan, we will catch an internal flight to Fuzhou in southern China.
Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian Province.

Our group will visit 2 Shaolin Temples. One in Putian and Fuqing.
There will be some sightseeing, as well, before we catch a fast train to Shanghai.
We will be staying in central Shanghai at the JW Marriot Hotel.

There will be a lot of shopping and sightseeing in Shanghai. Also.
After Shanghai, we will catch another fast train to the Capital of China, Beijing.
While in Beijing, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Hutong, Drum and Bell Tower, Forbidden City and Ming Tombs.

In 2012, the skies around Beijing were a beautiful blue and the air was clean, believe it or not.
This will be the School’s sixth trip to China. In 2012, we started in Beijing and headed south to Henan and northern Shaolin Temple, then flying to Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province. We travelled around Guangdong Province for several days and finished our trip in Hong Kong, covering around 3000 kms.

This trip, we will be predominately travelling from Australia, to Singapore, to Taiwan and then along the East Coast from Southern China travelling north to Shanghai and Beijing.
The trip in 2015 will cover around 2000kms around China plus travelling around Taiwan and Singapore.

In the previous trips, we spent all our time in Hong Kong and travelling around Guangdong, visiting wing chun schools and doing demonstrations and Chi sao with the Chinese practitioners.

After the Communists takeover of China in 1949, a lot of martial arts practitioners fled or left China for a life of freedom in other Countries such as Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.

The 2015 China trip will concentrate on wing chun kung fu outside of China and predominately, outside of southern China and Hong Kong.