Soon I am Kungming bound, being advised to study Kung Fu in Dali's Wu Wei Si. I have discussed the Wu Wei Si situation with Chinese Shifu's in Australia. They told me to be sceptic, for the reason that monks are asking 50 dollors per week from foreign students, which they say is strange as it is allot of money in China. They pointed out that I should consider 'why a monk would need such an amount'. They told me 50 dollors per month, including a Kung Fu teacher, accommodation and food would be far more realistic. For this reason, and no disrespect intended, I would like to inquire on the integrity of Wu Wei Si and its masters. I have practiced before in Wudang Shan, and ended up in a martial resort for foreigners. I don't mind the cane, I don't mind having to speak and learn more Chinese.
Perhaps it would help if one could inform me on the motivation for the monks to leave the original Shaolin temple. If these monks are indeed legit, praise them for bringing Shaolin towards those willing to learn... or perhaps those willing to pay. I hope you understand my sceptism, and take no offence.
I understand it is easy to find a place for accommodation in Kungming, as it is touristic. Any lowbudget reccomendations?
On another note, could one write down the Chinese characters for Dali and Old Dali, preferably with the pinyin, so I may look for a bus from Kungming airport. I'd like to ask the driver to inform me about the moment of our Dali arrival.
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