Master Duan encouraged me to talk to other schools of Kungfu to increase my knowledge and learn different styles from different masters.
In 1979, the Chinese Army selected me to train and join a ‘special forces’ unit. That year, war broke out between China and Vietnam and my ‘special forces’ training was taken to a higher level.
We underwent intensive training in cross country running, swimming, climbing, advanced self-defence, ‘chin na’, ‘brick splitting’, ‘sandbag’ and ‘8th wire’ techniques, using the open palm, fist, elbows and kicks, and much more.
I became stronger, fitter and faster in my Kung Fu skills. I regularly topped my class in Kung Fu skill tests, and after 6 months, I became a martial arts instructor in the Chinese Army.