Thursday, 2 September 2010

Home Sweet Home

After a night out with the other fighters i have had to get up at 7 am as our bus to the Airport is leaving at 8 and i need to get some breakie in before we fly.
This has by far been one of the best tournaments that i have been to in my entire fighting career, China put on an amazing show - who ever will be hosting the next Combat Games in 4 years time has a lot to live up to.
The people of China are very warm and friendly and their hostpitality can not be matched. The organisation of these Games has been Flawless.
This is by far a competition that all of our English Fighters should be working to qualify for.

Even Beijing Airport is outstanding - they have a Chinese Garden inside the airport with a fountain and everything! After a little duty free shopping what more do you want then to sit and watch the fishes before you board your plane.
It feels like i have been here longer than 7 days but this is on my top 5 list of future destinations for a holiday.

Thank you China for an amazing trip

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Day 6 - Great Wall of China

As the finals were not until 7pm this evening - Greg and myself decided that would HAD to make it to see the Great Wall. I missed out on the trip with Canada and New Zealand as they visited it the day before we were competing.
It was only a hour away in a taxi and for 50 quid the driver also waited for use there to drive us back to our hotel.

All i can say about the Great Wall is how the hell did these people build this???

It is seriously an Magnificent sight - words cant describe it and the pictures that i have taken today do not even do it justice. We only walked a small section of the wall and believe me if i was Gengis Khan trying to get it to China back i the day i would take one look at this this and say forget it!

We made it back in time to watch the finals.
Tunisia beat USA in the final in a good match.
Now i am even more focused - lets get ready for the worlds in Serbia in 8 weeks :)