The Opera School

" When I joined the school, I wanted to learn kung fu. I was asked if I wanted to join for three, five, or ten years. I didn't know how long those times were, so I just chose ten."

"I would get up at 5:00am and train until midnight. A lot of different teachers. They hit you everywhere - face, hands, butt, chest, foot - everywhere. Very tough."

"Unfortunately, we all got to sleep together. There was this big dirty rug that we slept on. It was old and dirty. Man had pissed on it, dog had pissed on it. I mean it was dirty."

"....I draw all my creativity for fight directing from those years of arduous training. But I would never put my kids through it, and I would never tell anyone to do the same thing."