Foshan Daily 2017-05-23
25 Foshan Wushu halls will present each Kung Fu essence at the opening ceremony of Chancheng Tourism Culture Week on May 28.
Liang Weiyong, the provincial inheritor of Choi-Lee-Fut boxing, who has been practicing Choi-Lee-Fut boxing for 42 years, said proudly, “there must be Kung Fu where there are overseas Chinese, and there must be Choi-Lee-Fut where there is Kung Fu.”
In 2001, with the strong support of the government, the ancestral hall of Choi-Lee-Fut boxing, Hongsheng Hall reopened. As the home of Choi-Lee-Fut boxing, Hongsheng Hall has become the place for Choi-Lee-Fut disciples to find the root.
Last year, more than 400 disciples from overseas areas attended the 165 anniversary celebration of Choi-Lee-Fut boxing and the world invitational tournament, including over 100 foreigners who are non-Chinese.
According to the chairman of Chancheng Wushu Association Yu Yaoquan, there will be 25 Foshan Wushu halls attending the performance with more than 10 events, including five main kinds of Foshan boxing such as Choi-Lee-Fut boxing, Wing Chun, Hung Ga, Dragon Form boxing, Pak Mei boxing and other traditional boxing that have been introduced to Foshan for years.
It is known that, every Wushu hall spares no effort to get well prepared for this Kung Fu performance and arranges many outstanding disciples to participate in the performance. And it is estimated that more than 300 Foshan Kung Fu disciples will attend the performance.
This is more than a Kung Fu feast, while each Wushu hall gives high praises for this Kung Fu performance. Liang Weiyong, deputy chairman of Foshan Wushu Association and deputy director of Foshan Hongsheng Hall gave his compliment for this activity, “A large-scale Kung Fu performance plays an important role in displaying the mien of each Wushu hall and promoting traditional Wushu.
Moreover, a large-scale performance platform can further boost disciples’enthusiasm. Meanwhile, it is believed that holding more large-scale Kung Fu performances like this can promote Foshan as the hometown of Kung Fu.