Current Location: Shanghai, China
Ni Hao! My name is Will and for the past decade I have been travelling Asia seeking out the authentic masters of martial arts. Have a look around my site to follow my training, travelling and research. Some of this information I have presented here for the first time in the English language, and some Kung Fu styles are incredibly rare, if not unknown outside of China. Being fascinated with martial arts as a kid, as soon as I turned 18, I made the decision to pack my bags and head to China. Since then, my adventure has taken me throughout China and Asia, teaching English, training Kung Fu, eating everything from silk worms to live octopus, drinking tea with monks, drinking copious amounts of alcohol with communist party officials, getting lots of black eyes and fat lips, having an AK47 pointed at me and still, the journey continues...
If you browse the pages above, you can read about the different styles and teachers I've trained martial arts with, there is also a section where you can find listings of kung fu schools and information about travel and work in Asia. Life on the road has it's costs, and so does running this site. In order to keep this site as well maintained as possible, and to bring you more information on martial arts and travel in Asia, you can support the running of this site by making a donation through paypal on the about me page or supporting me at Patreon to which I will give you access to my awesome new Supporter's Area, which has all kinds of stuff like tutorials, training videos, talks and rare forms clips. Please don't forget to click the "like" tabs and share the pages you enjoyed the most.
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News and Updates
I'm travelling in Australia, and will be staying in a National Park in the Grampian Mountains for a few days, so apologies if I don't promptly reply to any messages or emails.
I've set up a Patreon account. If you like my website and wish to support it's running, please follow me there. You can also set up your own account to fund your own project. In return you will gain access to my awesome new Supporter's Area, which has all kinds of cool stuff like tutorials, training clips, talks and rare forms footage.
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After talking to some backpackers recently, I found it's not so easy to find reliable information about China. My next project is to improve the Travel in China portion of my site with a lowdown on key places and what to see and do. For more detailed information, please feel free to send me an email and I will do my best to provide in depth information about areas of China.
Latest article for the Culture Trip:Shanghai Interview with Boxing Legend Michele Aboro
First article for The Culture Trip: Shanghai published The Martial Arts Scene of Shanghai
Latest article for SMA Some Benefits I Have Received From Martial Arts Training
Since being back in China, I have been using Astrill VPN to access the internet. I high recommend it for it's value and reliability.
Why not make a New Year's Resolution and plan a trip to China for learning Kung Fu. I recommend training Praying Mantis Kung Fu in Shengjing Shan Academy, which has recently opened in the beautiful mountains on the coast of Weihai.
My translation of the Bio of Cui Shou Shan, written by his grandson, has been published in Golden Dragon Magazine, in English and Spanish.
My latest article for SMA, introducing the Korean Martial Art of Taekkyon
Join my facebook group to discuss all kinds of topics related to martial arts, travel and Asian culture
Read my interview for Italian based China Expat magazine Sapore De Cina. The interview was mostly based on my Praying Mantis Kung Fu training and my passion for Chinese tea.