Made a new friend last night and he insisted we go meet his friend the Head Boxing Coach at the Zhejiang College of Sports. The college is a bit like QAS on a much bigger scale. Sports there include most Olympic events and Wushu. From 5 years old, athletes live, train and do their schooling on site, going home only for New Year with their families. In the Power Training area athletes from a range of sports were training. The Wushu area was next where teams were practicing Tai Chi and met the Coach. Demonstrations of forms were exchanged and the Coach offered some advice.
We had Tea in the Boxing Coach’s apartment (photo taken from balcony) the feasted at a nearby restaurant. Returning to the city, the afternoon was spent drinking tea and chatting, enjoying the casual relaxed lifestyle of Hangzhou locals.