Back from Singapore .

March 3, 2008

Just flew in from Singapore ……thru some pretty rough weather just before touching down …… aarrrggghh….this kind of excitement I can do without……

Short but really fruitful trip meeting elders in Saolim and also, finally, finding time to sit down and have a in-depth discussion with my Fuzhou Crane sihing about future of our style of White Crane.

I will update in the days to come but for now, a short clip from Siao Teck San – one of the very few schools left still teaching Ven. Sek Saolim – the way it was passed down.

The form in the clip is Saolim’s version of “leper’s fist” – the half clenched fists symbolize that….

One of the original forms taught by Sigung Ven Sek and, personally, priceless…..

I also got the unabridged version of “Lotus” or “Lian Huay” fists and together with “Yi Ki Muay” and “Lohan” make up the “mother fists” of Sigung Ven Sek SaoLim.

Something else that is priceless – sitting around talking to Saolim elders and having them relate what it was like training with Sigung ……

Okay… the bad weather flying is worth it……

Still, a little Carlsberg – to still the nerves you understand…..