French fellow opens Foshan Pak Mei martial club in Paris

Foshan China 2017-04-14

 (Benjamin Culos is standing at his martial club in Paris, France on April 6. Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua)

 

Foshan Pak Mei successor, the martial club, Chinese culture... people hardly link these terms with France. But in Paris, a French young man Benjamin Culos combines these elements perfectly together.

 

Culos started to learn martial arts since his youth and particularly obsessed with Chinese Kung Fu. He came to China to visit Shaolin Temple for the first time when he was 14 years old. And afterwards he looked for Chinese masters to teach him Kung Fu all around France. In order to better understand China and Chinese Kung Fu, he majored in Chinese culture when studying in university.

 

 (Colus is checking the daily result of pupils on April 6. Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua)

 
In 2006, Culos came to Shanghai and he was teaching French and learning Kung Fu at the same time. Colus accidentally experienced Foshan Pak Mei and from then on he was determined to learn Foshan Pak Mei. Culos successively learned from Foshan Pak Mei masters Chen Youwen, Liu Weiji and Liu Weixin from 2006 to 2010. He was furthermore selected as the successor by Liu Weixin and given a Chinese name as “Liu Ben”.

 

 (Colus shows the movement of Foshan Pak Mei on April 6. Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua)

 

Culos came back to Paris and opened up his own martial club in 2011 to teach Foshan Pak Mei. At present there are more than 150 French pupils in his martial club. Culos indicated that, Foshan Pak Mei gave him the meaning of life and he would spare no effort to make contribution to the development of Foshan Pak Mei.

 


 (Pupils are practicing Foshan Pak Mei in Colus’s martial club in Paris on April 8. Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua)

 


(Pupils are practicing Foshan Pak Mei in Colus’s martial club in Paris on April 8. Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua)

 

(Colus is practicing Chinese with his language partner in Paris on April 6. Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua)

 

(Colus is writing down the newly learned Chinese terms in Paris on April 6. Photo by Chen Yichen/Xinhua)

 

 

Source: 新华社 Xinhua
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