Good news for kung fu lovers all over the world

DENGFENG, China, January 18, 2022 /CNW/ — As the Chinese New Year approaches, China Songshan Shaolin Temple and Shaolin Cultural Centers around the world have launched a global kung fu competition: “Happy Chinese New Year: Shaolin Kung Fu Online Games.”

“Shaolin kung fu claims the value of fitness, enlightenment and harmony.” said the abbot of the Shaolin Temple, Master Shi Yongxin. “As countries around the world are battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Shaolin Temple has launched the online contest with the aspiration of promoting peace, friendship and health, hoping that kung- fu all over the world are gaining in health, fitness and happiness,” the abbot added.

Shaolin Temple holds year-end kung fu exams for monks at the end of every year to encourage kung fu monks to be more courageous and diligent.

This year, the exam will be launched online for kung fu enthusiasts of all ages around the world. Participants will only need to upload a video to the official activity website.

Online kung fu games promote communication and interaction between people around the world in the context of epidemic control.

The Chinese zodiac sign for 2022 is the Tiger, and the tiger represents justice, majesty, bravery and diligence in Chinese culture, which identifies with the concept of Shaolin kung fu.

Shaolin Kung fu has a long history of over 1,500 years and is one of the China high-level martial arts schools with a complete system. As the national intangible cultural heritage of China, Shaolin kung fu exemplifies the desire for supernatural powers and the pursuit of extraordinary wisdom.

The Shaolin Temple has established Shaolin Cultural Centers in over 120 cities on five continents, with over tens of millions of followers. Former South African President Nelson Mandela praises the Shaolin culture for the human values ​​it instills. What’s more, Stephen Orlins, chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, recalled the legacy of “ping pong diplomacy” when speaking about Shaolin kung fu, after attending a kung fu show at the United Nations headquarters United.

Game registration is now open until january 20 to 24:00 local time. Please visit Shaolin Temple official website and app for more details.

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