On December 21, Foshan martial arts Wing Chun was selected as one of the Fifth Batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative Projects, which has further expands the influence of "Foshan Kung Fu" to build a World Kung Fu City!
Originated in the Qing Dynasty and rooted in Foshan
Wing Chun, a type of southern martial arts, originated in the Qing Dynasty and is named after its founder, master Yan Yongchun. Following the guidance of Yan Yongchun, Liang Zan, a famous martial arts master, set up martial arts clubs in Foshan, took apprentices and taught martial arts. Since then, Wing Chun has rooted in Foshan and become increasingly famous around the world.
Wing Chun, has created generations of prosperity with a large number of Kung Fu celebrities. Ip Man, Ruan Qishan and Yao Cai are known as "Three Heroes of Wing Chun", which had risen rapidly into public prominence. Bruce Lee, the king of Kung Fu, learned martial arts from Ip Man and became an immortal legend of Kung Fu.
Every move in Wing Chun contains the combination of strength and softness, and the fusion of heart and mind. By focusing on the integration of hand, waist, steps, heart, mind and strength, Wing Chun is featured by fighting with strength, striving to quickly control the enemy and stopping the fight, which contains the tradition and wisdom of martial arts.
As a traditional intangible cultural heritage, Wing Chun is popular in Foshan. Every year, countless people from all over the world visit Foshan to make a pilgrimage and seek the roots of Wing Chun. In order to further promote Wing Chun culture, Foshan has actively carried out relevant professional training and lectures of Wing Chun in villages, enterprises, and schools, which has cultivated the trend of practicing Wing Chun in Foshan.
Foshan holds various kinds of competitive activities closely related to Wing Chun culture every year, such as Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Wing Chun Elite Exchange Competition, World Wing Chun Competition, etc. Thousands of people learn from each other and make friends by learning the eternal Wing Chun martial arts.
"Ip Man", "The Master", "The Grandmaster" and other movies with Kung Fu background have presented the charm of Kung Fu in modern times.
By holding different kinds of Wing Chun competitions, building bronze statues and memorials of Ip Man, Wing Chun theme parks and the World Wing Chun Exchange Center, Foshan, with complete software and hardware development, has promoted Wing Chun culture and created a new way of cultural inheritance with the harmonious integration of cultural construction and urban development, which is becoming increasingly influential.
Chinese Kung Fu opening to the world
Wing Chun, a legendary martial arts going global from Foshan!