My Shi Di (younger master) Felix Fechner (aka “the German Monk” or Tiger) and Shifu Shen Jia (my new Kung Fu teacher at Lao Ta Gou in Shaolin Si), in front of the Shaolin Temple hall this morning.
Shi Di is a dedicated disciple that shares one’s class, but who is senior to the rest of the class, and usually helps in teaching or guiding beginners and less advanced students. It’s the closest thing to being the ‘class captain,’ but may be Shi Di is even a little more senior than that.
Felix has been training in Kung Fu ever since he was 5, and he now owns his training center back in Germany. He dreams of taking his Kung Fu teaching around the world. Spiritually and despite not being a Buddhist, he’s on the path alright. In many ways, he embodies the beautiful emptiness, and the stillness that comes with being a Kung Fu warrior.
Both Shifu Shen Jia and Shi Di Felix may be coming to Egypt soon to give an intensive Shaolin Kung Fu workshop. I’ll make the announcement here, and on my twitter account, once this is confirmed.