Sunday, May 5, 2013

外籍人士國語演講比賽 - 白馬克的演講 Chinese Speech Contest for Foreign Nationals - Mark Blohm's Speech

My name is Mark Blohm. I am from Boston. I live in Tainan. I teach Taijiquan and Shaolin Kung Fu. Speaking of Chinese Kung Fu, you must have heard of the Shaolin Temple. But did you you know? All the great Chinese generals were Shaolin disciples. Yue Fei of the Song dynasty was a Shaolin disciple. Xingyiquan and Eagle Claw Kung Fu come from Yue Fei.

Yue Fei has many interesting stories. In his youth he was really a Hercules. Before he was 20, he could draw a bow of 150 kg. His teacher, Zhou Tong, saw that he was very good, so he taught him a lot of Shaolin Kung Fu.

Yue Fei eventually joined the army. His army was excellent. Once, with only 800 soldiers, they defeated an army of 50,000; the generals using Xingyiquan and the soldiers using Eagle Claw Kung Fu. Yue Fei was very loyal. He saved the Song dynasty.

1 comment:

  1. It's wonderful for your first try.
    I believe as you told the students, you will surely be better next year!

    Sophia Huang