I had a dream last night… There was a crowd around some kind of a lei tai. I was challenged and led up to the platform. I was nervous, but emerged the winner after using a combination of systema, yiquan and fa jin.
Who knows what was going on in my subconscious…. Nevertheless, as it slowly sinks in that I really, really, might be moving back to China, I’m looking forward very much indeed to resuming my studies of yiquan under Master Yao Cheng Rong. It seems that there’s also a systema school in Beijing these days, so with any luck I’ll be able to get to their classes.
The more I think about it, the more I can see systema and yiquan as being part of a spectrum, with the techniques of each being useful for the other. I’m excited.