The Dragon’s Journey by Duy Long Nguyen and James Knight
HarperCollins first printed ‘The Dragon’s Journey’, by means of Duy Long Nguyen and James Knight, in 2004.
As a five yr previous Duy Long Nguyen (Longy) noticed the dying and destruction of the Vietnam conflict. When a youngster, he dominated the streets of Saigon, and after escaping Vietnam on a ship he began a brand new existence in Australia as a refugee. Longy ultimately went on to make use of his present to heal, treating one of the vital maximum robust other people on the earth. The foreword to The Dragon’s Journey used to be written by means of Rupert Murdoch and Frank Lowy.
Longy had accomplished many stuff by the point he used to be 15. He used to be permitted as a member of a primitive hill tribe, educated by means of South Korean masters in taekwondo, attaining his black belt at 10 and hunted along fight seasoned infantrymen. Longy had additionally witnessed the dying and destruction of the conflict first hand, seeing for himself the aftermath of the Tet offensive.
Moving together with his circle of relatives to Saigon, Longy quickly received a formidable popularity together with his again side road brawling and he took command of his personal black-market gang at 14 years of age. Longy ultimately escaped Vietnam together with his brothers and sisters, on a small-overcrowded boat. After surviving an assault by means of pirates, they have been rescued from their sinking boat by means of a Japanese tanker. Longy and his circle of relatives stayed in Japan for a little while, the place he attained his black belt in Karate. Longy later immigrated to Australia.
In Sydney Longy confronted racism and lots of different demanding situations as he struggled for acceptance. He survived, when shot thrice at Sydney’s Chinatown and helped the New South Wales Police Force reveal corruption from inside their ranks.
Longy redirected his center of attention on his instinctive present for therapeutic. He used to be offered to healing therapeutic by means of the Jarai mountain other people in central Vietnam as a 5 yr previous. It used to be there he first learnt the usage of power issues to heal. His ways have been evolved over a few years from masters in Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong. He has studied herbs and herbal therapies, Thai remedies, acupressure, acupuncture and reflexology.
In the next years, Longy was a therapist for the Australian rugby league take a look at workforce and State of Origin sequence. Longy used to be on set for the 3 Matrix motion pictures, serving to Keanu Reeves get well from a neck damage and get ready him for the combating sequences. He additionally helped Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fisbourne and Hugo Weaving get ready for the martial arts and motion scenes.
Other famous person shoppers come with Pat Rafter, Linford Christie, Anthony Mundine, Elle Macpherson and Megan Gale and lots of world sports activities stars.
Excerpt from the foreword by means of Rupert Murdoch and Frank Lowy, 2004.
“Longy’s existence is a learn about of the days, certainly a magazine of latest historical past. War, dying, politics, violence, crime, refugees, integration, racism… he has handled each and every in his personal distinctive approach…Longy is a outstanding human being…”