Another successful trip for Peter Warr, who took a group of students to China to study with his teacher, Professor Li De Yin, at the Beijing Physical Education University.
The first part of the trip was spent in Beijing. This included training with Professor Li, sightseeing and experiencing the many different provinces' styles of cuisine, which were superb.
In Tiananmen Square and at the Great Wall several members of the group were pursued by and photographed with the Chinese. This was a source of great amusement for the group.
The second part of the trip was spent in Hong Kong at the 5th World Wushu Championships, organised by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), of which Peter is Vice-Chairman of the Technical Committee. In June of this year (1999), Wushu was recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IWUF now comprises 82 member countries. There were 59 countries competing at this Championship, with approximately 600 athletes competing in the various disciplines.
Great Britain made a very respectable 5th Place for Nandao, 10th for Taijiquan & 11th for Taijijian.
It was agreed that all had a brilliant time and are looking forward to the next opportunity to return to China. The students give their thanks to Peter and Lavinia for arranging such a successful trip.
On a high note, Professor Li De Yin has agreed to hold two seminars in August 2000, covering the Chinese National 24 Yang Style Taijiquan and Sun Style 38 Posture Taijiquan. If you are interested in attending, please contact Peter and Lavinia on 01908 366957.