School-What to bring?

What to bring

For training, it is good to bring loose trousers or shorts in the summer, t-shirts and in the winter some over-clothes or track suit wear. It is useful to have a pair of running shoes for jogging and stamina training, but for regular training, students usually wear a type of thin-sole trainers that can be bought easily after arriving.

It is advisable to bring a power adapter if you are bringing any electrical equipment with you from your home country. There are power sockets in the rooms that students can use. You could also bring a basic medical bag with you and any other special items from your home that are unlikely to be available near the school.

Money and banking

ATM's at the Bank of China can be used to take out money using a card. Cash can also be sent from a foreign country through Western Union. Traveler's cheques can be cashed at a bank such as the Bank of China but may take a little while to process.


In China, local clinics and hospitals are well-equipped and have many western, chinese and combination medicines. In a medical bag, it is convenient to have things like sunscreen, insect repellant, band aids, some cream or ointment for cuts and bruises, something for an upset stomach or nausea, any prescription or allergy medicine and multi-vitamins if taken.

Visitors are not recommended to drink un-boiled tap water in China. For training, students either fill up their bottle with pre-boiled water from the school's hot water machine freely or buy boxes of bottled water as they are quite inexpensive.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi are considered beneficial and restorative to health.