A Kungfu family in China

China Plus Published: 2017-11-02 19:59:39
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The long history of Chinese martial arts dates back to as far as 3,000 years ago.

One family in Hebei Province passes along a specific tradition of martial arts. Their specialty is "Liu He Quan," or six harmonies boxing.

Since the founding of the Hebei Liu He Men school over 200 years ago, it has trained many renowned martial arts masters. The fifth generation of Liu He Quan practitioners are now training.

In times of peace, martial arts are usually practiced for exercise –when two people fight, they put more emphasis on mutual learning, and thus the spirit of martial arts is carried on through the generations.

The Chinese character for “wushu,” or martial arts, signifies ending war and stopping the spear. It is a symbol of the right and capability to protect one’s own safety. In Chinese philosophy, martial arts are exercises for the heart and the mind, and the practitioners of Liu He Quan are instilling their wit and virtue in the future generations.

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