School-What to bring?

What to bring

We advise that students bring good quality trainers/sneakers for training. In summer most students wear a t-shirt and sports trousers or shorts for training. While in winter students will also wear a jumper or hoodie, coat, gloves and hat. The summers are hot and humid, while the winters are cold and snowy.

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 or a combination of both medical traditions. In a medical bag, it is convenient to have things like sunscreen, insect repellent, band aids, some cream or ointment for cuts and bruises, something for an upset stomach or nausea, any prescription or allergy medicine and multivitamins if taken.

Visitors are not recommended to drink u-boiled tap water in China. For training, students either fill up their bottle with pre-boiled water at the school or buy 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.