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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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)