Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thousands Gather for Taichi at International Competition

CCTV+  -  Published September 28, 2016

Over 11,000 enthusiasts of Chinese martial art Taijiquan, 
or Taichi, came together on Wednesday to practice the 
ancient martial art in the city of Handan, north China’s 
Hebei Province, as part of the activities held during the 
13th International Taijiquan Competition. 

The Taichi practitioners gathered at the historical and 
cultural site of Guangfu ancient city in Yongnian county, 
which dates back over 2,600 years, to perform the martial 
art, which is often practiced by those of various ages 
for its perceived health benefits. 

The competition itself has attracted about 2,000 
participants from 23 countries and regions, and aims 
to serve as a platform for Taichi practitioners to 
communicate with each other and spread the 
Chinese tradition.

Handan city, known for the origin of the 
Yang and Wu styles of Taichi, held its first 
international Taichi competition in 1991.

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