I started Kung Fu kicking while I’m sleeping, yup! My knees would jerk on their own, or kick upwards, waking me up. I kept it a secret until in a training-pains-sharing session with Chris, and Jack —the Chinese-Brit who joined our camp last month— Chris turned to me and causally asked, “so Pakinam, have you started kicking in your sleep or not yet?—
I took in a deep breath, and very proudly declared, “Yes, I have!”
“Knee jerking waking you up?” he added. “Yup!” I confirmed confidently.
It’s almost like a rite of passage, it seems. And I thought I was the only one.