Looking for a new interest? Why not learn how to sword fight? In the UK I belonged to a Viking/Saxon re-enactment society in which we often use swords as part of our weaponry. However, in China there is not much call for fighting off marauding Viking bands but I have brought with me two wooden training swords and would very much like to introduce anyone to this skill.
It is really a demanding exercise, requiring control, precision and stamina, not to mention some guile.