One of my White Lotus Kung Fu classmates went back to college a few weeks ago and requested a photo before he left. Of course, he requested it after class, when we were all disgusting. Still, we were more than happy to oblige. Here, then, is a rare shot of some of my kung fu family. (I’m the one who looks as if she might die from exhaustion.)
My instructors are Grandmaster Carrie Ogawa-Wong at the lower left and Master Phil Jennings in the middle at the top. Readers of Above World might recognize his name — I named Sarah Jennings, founder of the Kampii, after him (and writer Sarah Prineas). Master Jennings is an avid reader and gamer, and was the person who first introduced me to Avatar: The Last Airbender, one of my favorite shows of all time.