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I blame my parents, because that's the fashionable thing to do.

There are two things that I think you require to do Wu Shu well: balance and flexibility. And I seriously lack them both.

And why do I lack them both, you might ask?

Well, when I was bad as a child (and I was a horrid kid, as my father will be quite happy to prove at any point), was I made to run laps around the house? Was I made to stand on my head in a corner? Was I told to "drop and give me twenty!"?

Nope. I was sent to my room. With the books. Where I could read.

So now, I'm incredibly smart. Amazingly so, in fact. But I have the coordination of your average milk cow.

I, of course, blame my parents.

That all being said, I had Wu Shu again today. I can actually see progress, which is so kewl. My teacher did a whole kata in front of me, really fast, and I just stared at him in shock, thinking God, I'll never be able to do that!

Well, by the end of the lesson today I'm seven moves in, and I can see how he does it. Granted, I fall over a lot, and I'm not very fast, but I can see it. It's so... wow.

I figure if I practice this every day, by the time I get home I'll be able to do it.

I, of course, blame my parents.

Since they gave me the bulk of the money to come to China.


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