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Have a Look at This Chinese Martial Arts Competition

A competitor in the Asia-Pacific Preliminaries of the 5th International Martial Arts Competition. (Image: Seed Goan/Vision Times)
A competitor in the Asia-Pacific Preliminaries of the 5th International Martial Arts Competition. (Image: Seed Goan/Vision Times)

Chinese martial arts, also known as Chinese Kung Fu or wushu, is a diverse system that can be broadly categorized as external or internal, and as Northern or Southern style by geographical origin.

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Hung Gar Eight Diagram Pole demonstration (Image: Seed Goan/ Vision Times)

The weapons used in traditional Chinese martial arts range from  staffs, spears, swords, and other weapons, such as the swallow board, which looks like big razor blades strapped to the forearms, etc.

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Wudang Fuhu Quan (Taming Tiger Form Fist) demonstration (Image: Seed Goan/Vision Times)

Chinese martial arts is based on Taoist philosophy. Its practitioners are expected to value martial virtue with qualities of discipline, humility, self-restraint, and respect for others.

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Shaolin 18-form Luohan Quan demonstration (Image: Seed Goan/Vision Times)

To promote traditional Chinese culture and provide an opportunity for Chinese martial artists to display martial arts values, the Asia Pacific Preliminaries of the 5th International Martial Arts Competition sponsored by the New Tang Dynasty TV (NTD TV) were held in Taipei, Taiwan on June 4, 2016.

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Pachimen Jin Gang Quan demonstration (Image: Seed Goan/ Vision Times)

The Competition consists of three categories: Fist Category (includes Long Fist styles and other external fist styles, as well as internal fist styles); Southern Fist Category (includes southern fist styles), and Weapon Category (includes external weapons and internal weapons).

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Meihua Quan Yilu Jia (Plum Blossom Fist) demonstration (Image: Seed Goan/Vision Times)

This competition wrapped up with great success, and the Final and Award Ceremony will be held in New York, U.S.A. on Sept. 17–18, 2016.

Caption of the feature image: BaJi Quan (Eight Extremes Fist) (Image: Seed Goan/Vision Times)

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