Well the kung fu experts on stage were anyway.

The rest of us were on the edge of our seats gasping with awe at the incredible feats of bravery, the strength and daring being exhibited on stage.

As the story of the little boy who became Buddhist master played out there was breaking of wood, metal and stone, there were thrilling fights and touching moments between teacher and protégé right up until the final scene where the great circle of master and student ended and the next began.

It is always a pleasure and privilege to watch people who are true experts and the kung fu fighters were certainly that!