Iron Body Kung Fu: First Chinese martial arts performance in Palestine

Shaolin Iron Skill Kung Fu performance in Ramallah

The ancient Chinese martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu was on stage for the first time in Palestine Sunday evening, and was highly welcomed by the locals, especially young Kung Fu fans.

A group of 19 Shaolin Kung Fu masters from Henan province of China performed a variety of scenes in the show, including collective boxing, weapons show, hard and soft Qigong, as well as Shaolin unique skills.

Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the national heritages of China and well known among Palestinians. Performing Kung Fu in Palestine not only helps local people understand more about the unique Chinese culture, but also boosts friendship and communication between the two nations, according to Chen Xingzhong, director of the Chinese Office in Palestine

Shaolin Kung Fu is a complex art taught mainly by oral formulas handed down from generation to generation. In history, recognition of inheritors of Shaolin Kung Fu was based on a patriarchal clan system of Shaolin temple.

The reputation of Shaolin Kung Fu was set early during the Sui and Tang dynasties (581 – 907). In the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279), it became a unique school of Kung Fu and established itself as a school of excellence.

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