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Chinese martial arts practitioner pens 400 guide books

2016-12-23

A Chinese martial arts practitioner in northern China's Hebei province has written some 400 guide books in the past 30 years, offering instructions for both 'fist' and 'instrument' forms of the local martial arts styles. Wang Changyou, a 53-year-old martial arts practitioner, lives in his birthplace of eastern Hebei's Cangzhou city, known as the "hometown of martial arts" in China. He began pr...

Tai Chi Master Class Held in Moscow

2016-6-16

MOSCOW, June 15, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Students learn from Shaolin monk Shi Yanbin during a tai chi master class at the "Become a human" event in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2016. A Tai Chi class of Shi yanbin, a Wushu master of the Russian Shaolin Martial Arts Learning Center, was held here on Wednesday. Shaolin monk Shi Yanbin (R) performs tai chi during a tai chi master class at the "Bec...

Celebriting 70 years' efforts in restoring Mogao Grottoes artwork

2014-9-11

Work is being carried out at the restoration site of cave No 98 at the Mogao Grottoes in Gansu province. More than 5,000 square meters of cracked, flaked, faded and detached murals have been successfully restored in the past 70 years. Deep within a network of caves lining the Dunhuang oasis in Gansu province, thousands of 1,600-year-old Buddhist sculptures sit in silent decay. The Mogao Gro...

Hong Kong Children's Symphony performs in Seattle

2014-8-8

Under the theme of Tribute to the Golden Age, a concert featuring a blend of Western and Chinese classical music was performed by the Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Established in 1996, the symphony is comprised of musicians who range in age from 7 to 18. They are recruited after participating in competitive open auditions. Over the years, the symphony has ...

Beijing plan to hold Sand Sculpture Festival

2014-8-5

The Beijing Sand Sculpture Festival is in the last phase of preparation and will to be open in mid-August. The artworks to be displayed are made by Zhang Weikang and Zhang Yongkang. They are a pair of Chinese brothers who showed their works at the Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition and won broad praise. The Beijing festival will feature sculptures based on sea games, Chinese Zodiac and constellatio...

Chinese Martial Arts, an Aspect of Chinese Culture

2014-3-4

Chinese martial arts are an organic component of the Chinese culture. They reflect the entire Chinese cultural characteristics from one aspect. Chinese martial arts have a long history, converging Chinese philosophy, medicine, military strategy, techniques, education, aesthetics, etc., and mirroring the character and sagacity of the Chinese people . The Chinese martial ar...

History of Chinese martial arts

2013-10-30

Descriptions of Chinese martial arts can be traced to the Xia Dynasty (夏朝) which existed more than 4000 years ago. Their origin is attributed to self-defense needs, hunting activities and military training in ancient China. Hand-to-hand combat and weapons practice were important components in the training of Chinese soldiers. From this beginning, Chinese martial arts proceeded to incorporate ...

Wushu spirit

2013-9-18

Students from Lang's school give a performance that shows the elegant side of kung fu, with the message of wushu's spiritual values telling people to stop fighting. "I practiced wushu because my parents thought it was healthy and made me strong," recalls Lang. "But the more I learned, the more I became obsessed with it. I feel so proud that I come from the same place as Huo." Receiving man...

Summer Camp at Shaolin Temple

2013-8-26

Day 1: Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Henan province perform kung fu for the boys and girls at the camp on July 28, 2013. A group of boys and girls ranging between the ages of 8 and 15 attended a kung fu summer camp that began on July 28 and ran through August 5 at the Shaolin Temple in Henan province. Over the course of nine days, the camp attendees studied kung fu, took Buddhism classes,...

Kung fu summer camp at Shaolin Temple

2013-8-22

A group of boys and girls ranging between the ages of 8 and 15 attended a kung fu summer camp that began on July 28 and ran through August 5 at the Shaolin Temple in Henan province. Over the course of nine days, the camp attendees studied kung fu, took Buddhism classes, enjoyed Zen music performances, climbed Songshan Mountain and attended a lantern festival. According to Yang Jian, the summer...

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