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Philip Kroft, 17, Switzerland

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Philip Kroft, 17, Switzerland

Hi I’m Philip I’m 17 years old. I was there for 6 months and had no idea what would happen to me there. I didn’t know kung fu, i have never been to China before, and could not speak Chinese, and not much English either, so I was not sure if I could get through this. But now i know I can and it was the right decision!

The academy is in a nice place, on one side not far is a lake on the other the Maling mountain a beautiful place to meditate. Not too far away is a city too. It’s not really big or beautiful but you can get a everything you need for the everyday life there, most students go to this city every weekend to eat good food or to buy whatever they need..

The training was in the beginning really hard for me because I wasn’t fit at all also not flexible so I needed longer to get used to the training than others. It was very hard to catch up with the other guys, but everyone gets used to it eventually. The key to great improvements is to push yourself, you have to push yourself every day so you can get incredible results.

One of the best things there is, it is like a big family: The people help you if you are practicing in free time, going out together, travelling together, when I was there we celebrated Christmas, New Year and Chinese new year together that makes it really to a family. The masters are amazing they can be really hard and tough in training, but also very good friends in free time and take care of you if you’re sick.

Another good thing is you forget all about the everyday stress. It was an awesome time there i learned so much for my life, had lot of fun with my ‘‘kung fu brothers‘‘, I’m now much more independent, a lot stronger mentally and physically, very flexible, I can speak English without problems and even some basic Chinese. I will definitely go back there. If you have any questions just send me a message.