Shaolin Temple monks reproduce traditional Chinese kung fu

equanzhou.com| Updated: Jul 29, 2020 L M S

In recent years, Quanzhou Shaolin Temple has been vigorously promoting the spirit of martial arts, attracting many kung fu enthusiasts at home and abroad to Quanzhou, a city in East China's Fujian province, for Chinese kung fu cultural exchange activities.

During this year's Duanwu Festival, Quanzhou Shaolin Temple reproduced the "Southern Shaolin 18 Bronze Men" tactical deployment that has been passed down for thousands of years, through careful training and arrangement.


Quanzhou Shaolin Temple monks perform Chinese kung fu. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Shaolin monks painted with gold powder performed Chinese kung fu, with sparkling eyes and majestic expressions, amazing the audience.

 "I've only seen it on TV before. I didn't expect the live experience to be so shocking. The child was very excited and wanted to watch it again," said a citizen after watching the "Southern Shaolin 18 Bronze Men" tactical deployment.


Children study Chinese kung fu at Quanzhou Shaolin Temple. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

As an important part of Minnan culture, Quanzhou Shaolin kung fu consists of Wuzu boxing, Baihe boxing, and Wumeihua boxing, forming a unique and profound boxing system, and a valuable heritage in traditional Chinese kung fu.

Wuzu boxing was approved by the State Council in 2008 to be included in the second batch of the national intangible cultural heritage list.