2019 brought adventure for many Tukido students who took part in Operation Monsoon – a trip organised by Grandmaster Teh giving them the opportunity to explore, experience and do some training across Malaysia. Here are some short pieces shared by some of the students who took part.
Cave diving in Malaysia was one of my personal highlights. It is something I never thought I would have the chance to do. It became a real adventure, and one surreal experience was when the lit caves ended and so all we had to see in the pitch black were our head lights. Crawling through water filled holes, scrambling up jagged rocks and seeing countless bats on the roof all made for a once in a lifetime experience. The only downside was not being able to take a camera with me because all the incredible sights there have to be seen to be believed.
Ryan Somerville – Trip of a life time
To have had the opportunity to go to such a beautiful colourful and vibrant country with the Founder of our amazing martial art was a dream come true for me.
Grandmaster Teh is and has been a huge influence on my life from when I started Tukido at age 11. But being able to travel with him around Malaysia taking in the beauty and culture was something else. The beautiful clear crisp mornings with dew on the grass and the sun rays splitting the trees was simply divine and a pleasure to be up so early.
I was also properly introduced to Grandmaster Teh art works which took my breath away the energy and chi I saw in these paintings was a mirror reflection of how I see Grandmaster Teh.
It’s reflection this is something I’d love to do every few years to see more of this beautiful country and experience first hand stories of growing up there from Grandmaster Teh.
Fantastic Experience that everyone who studies Tukido should aim to replicate in the future.
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