PatternsBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7269.1165/a (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1165
- Ricardo S Silva, psychiatrist
- São Paulo, Brazil
I stand in the middle of the big illuminated room, my friends from the hospital on my left and the other people I don't know yet on my right. We all look straight ahead, doing the same movements and assuming the same postures at the same time.
This is my first Kung Fu lesson. My friends invited me to come with them—it's their second lesson—and join the school. I'm here to try it out …