Some pictures from the demonstration of the sticking Hands work. Click for larger verions
For those curious enough to have not asked what was involved
here is a rough guide:
Wake up - banana, juice - whatever your food choice, before
a short car ride to the meeting point at 7am
Skipping for 5 min then a run till 8am. The run was broken
by extra exercise on the first few days - the hardest being
press ups in gravel that found it way into your palms as
you pushed. Day 2 say sit ups and such on a very wet and
sandy car park. It certainly quills the spirit
For those early back from the run, join in the 1500 punches
until 8am then back to the car and off back to the digs.
Shower and breakfast. There were some very interesting foody
stuffs consumed during the week. But when you need energy
you take as much as you can handle, be it Cheese on toast
(with or without sauce) cereal, fruit, toast, copious coffee,
Semolina, beans and more i cannot recall.
Start with Sun Salutations, stretching and warm up for half
Lau Gar Stance Set, random sit-ups, pressups and combination of those and 'the plank' Also some 'Ging' work.
11am - 12noon
Each grade joins similar grades for Syllabus work.
12noon - 1am
Chi Sau - Sticking hand work.
1pm - 1.30pm
Meditation and Shaolin Stomps
1.30pm - bedtime
All done for the day, just chill down time, lunch, beer
and reflecting on the work you had done - usually with some