One day, being an apprentice, I was drinking tea with my teacher. We had just finished a class on traditional medicine, and it had been some time since my last physical training. Some weeks before, I had taken lessons on ancient rites and history, and now here I was, just learning that starting the following week, we would start studying the Tea Ceremony. So I asked my teacher what all these things had to do with the fact that I was studying Kung Fu. He poured some tea into my cup. I was in for my first real lesson.