Jeff McVey is the son of long-time friends Terry and Nancy McVey. Like many young men his age, Jeff has kicked around and tried a few things. His latest is studying martial arts in China. From his MySpace page:
Deborah and I got into China on May 12. … We’ve found our new home at a martial arts academy in a remote mountain village. I’m pretty sure it used to be some sort of industrial complex, and to call our accomidations meager would be a huge understatement. However, we do have a place to live and good food to eat. We live here with about a dozen other students from all over the world. There are people from America, England, Germany, Indonesia, Scotland, New Zealand, and other countries (I haven’t quite met everyone). Fortunately, all the students I have met speak English, which makes a nice little oasis in a land where I can’t comunicate with anyone. So, we’ve been treated quite well, and we start our training tomorrow. Everything seems a little daunting right now, but at the same time more than a little exciting.
His mom says this is something he has always wanted to do…and he’s doing it. Now, the person I want to meet is his wife, Deborah.
Jeff: “You know, I’ve always wanted to study martial arts in a remote mountain village in China. Whadya say?”
Deborah: “Cool. I’ll go pack.”