Kung Fu, also known as martial arts, is not only fighting technique, but the nation wisdom. It is the embodiment of Chinese traditional culture, and a unique martial art in the world. The core value of Chinese martial art is the Confucian thought, and combined with the Taoism. Moreover, the understanding of Buddhism meditation constitutes a profound martial system.
Let’s have a look at how Chinese martial art influence the world.
Five hundred people practice Tai Chi at the “Kung Fu Tai Chi Day” fair held at Plaza de Cesar Chaves park in downtown San Jose on May 18, 2014. (Photo provided by Ronald Goossens)
Chinese Filipinos students learn Chinese Kung fu in Quanzhou Southern Shaolin Kung Fu International School, May 22, 2014. These students are to attend the Chinese Filipinos youth summer camp, which is organized and funded by the famous Chinese Filipinos community leader Mr. Chen Yongzai with the intention to help the offspring of Chinese Filipino to find the spirit of their people, and hope to help Chinese Filipinos youngsters to improve Chinese language level and to enhance their understanding of Chinese culture through the summer camp experience. (CNS/Wang Dongming)
Quanzhou is the birth place of Southern Shaolin martial art. Started from Jin and Tang Dynasties, and thrived in Song Dynasty, the Southern Shaolin martial art has been spread worldwide. The Quan Zhou Shaolin Temple as the carrier of Southern Shaolin martial art combines the traditional customs of Quanzhou and also the humanity essence of people of Quanzhou. It spreads with the development of the Maritime Silk Road and becomes an emotional bond between the Quanzhou people overseas and those at home.(Photo/Wang Dongming)
Chinese Shaolin monks perform martial arts at Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 19, 2014. As a part of the Happy Chinese New Year of Horse 2014 Spring Celebrations, the performance of the Shaolin martial arts, a Chinese demonstration of stage combat drawn from hundreds of years of tradition and practice originated from Shaolin Temple in central China's Henan Province, was presented here on Wednesday night. (Xinhua/Li Rui)
Tai Chi Tui Na is performed at the street fair in downtown San Jose on May 18, 2014. (People’s Daily Online/Han Shasha)
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