Summer is officially here. But does that bring you joy, or dread? For too many of us, the past few months have been an extended hibernation period, as we have sheltered ourselves away in the safe, reassuring comfort of our homes and sofas. But that time is done. It’s now time to reawaken the mind and body and prepare for the path ahead.
And what better way to do that than on a Cultural Keys Warriors’ Workshop?
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How wonderful is it when you stumble upon old photos of your grandparents or your hometown, and you can recognise details in them to connect them to your experiences and memories? The same thing happened in 1991 when Abbot Shi Yongxin of the Shaolin Temple paid a visit to Dharma Temple in Japan and discovered photos of the temple and the surrounding area taken in 1920!
Read on to see some of those pictures and see how the locations photographed look almost a century later!
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Slowly, but surely, things are returning to normal in the Chinese capital. People are starting to venture outside, work is beckoning us back to the office and the warming weather is encouraging us to dream of in-person social activities and long walks in beautiful parks.
But step by step. There are still necessary restrictions in place, and we need to remain cautious while planning for the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, read on for some great offers from Cultural Keys that will help you get through the (hopefully!) last few weeks of restrictions, or even help you save money in the months ahead!
UPDATED: Our March offers were so well received, we have extended, and widened them, into April as well! Take a look at what we have going on, and let us know if there is anything here that catches your eye!
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Between the cold weather and concern over the novel coronavirus, residents in Beijing, both locals and expats alike, have been under a lot of pressure recently to stay home and avoiding going out as much as possible. But moving every day is important for everyone’s mental and physical health, especially for children.
Short-step kung fu moves give both adults and kids the ability to exercise the whole body in a fun, interesting and challenging way. Read on for more ways you can kick ass outdoors or in, no matter how much space you have available!
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Spirit. Determination. Courage. Perseverance. Strength. All these qualities are necessary to live a happy, healthy, successful life. All these qualities are also what you develop through training Chinese Kung fu! Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or ability to go to the Shaolin Temple for a year or two to discover the true meaning of kung fu.
But for those who still want a taste of traditional Shaolin kung fu culture and training, join Cultural Keys on Sunday, December 15th in Beijing for our next Shaolin Warriors’ Workshop!
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