Jake Pinnick left Illinois to find himself, and ended up in China’s Wudang Mountains practising kung fu and Daoism. Photo: Handout Jake Pinnick left Illinois to find himself, and ended up in China’s Wudang Mountains practising kung fu and Daoism. Photo: Handout
Jake Pinnick left Illinois to find himself, and ended up in China’s Wudang Mountains practising kung fu and Daoism. Photo: Handout
Kung fu

The kung fu way: Jake Pinnick’s journey from small-town America to China’s Wudang Mountains

  • The 30-year-old left Kewanee in Illinois on a whim in 2010 to immerse himself in Chinese culture
  • He now lives in the Wudang Mountains in Hubei province, with his wife and daughter, and hopes one day to bring Wudang martial arts to America

Topic |   Kung fu
Jake Pinnick left Illinois to find himself, and ended up in China’s Wudang Mountains practising kung fu and Daoism. Photo: Handout Jake Pinnick left Illinois to find himself, and ended up in China’s Wudang Mountains practising kung fu and Daoism. Photo: Handout
Jake Pinnick left Illinois to find himself, and ended up in China’s Wudang Mountains practising kung fu and Daoism. Photo: Handout
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