With foundation as over 4,000 years of continuous history and rapid industrialization, China is getting more and more famous with its huge achievement in culture and economics. In deeper details, people all over the world are attracted and curious by its amazingly long history, philosophy and humanities, especially in martial arts, one of best quintessence of China culture. Quite a few can argue its importance in promoting the national image.
Well-known Chinese novelist Jin Yong (in black suit) is also mentioned as a pioneer in promoting Chinese martial arts worldwide via dozens of novels.
His works are translated to a number of languages and transformed to television films as well as games.
Considered as a new star in Chinese martial arts sky, in the fist competition in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on 27/02, Chinese fighter Tiequan Zhang took just 48 seconds to knock American Jason Reinhardt out.
Bruce Lee is the first Chinese martial arts star to explor Hollywood from late 1960s to early 1980s. His characters got strong impression on uprightness, chivalry and traditional martial art skills.
Following Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan kept attracting Hollywood market and promoted Chinese martial arts to a new high level in series of blockbusters.
Jet Li is the next Chinese martial art star in Hollywood, after Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan.
Shaoling Kung Fu originated from Shaolin Temple is widely known thousands years ago. Internet and high tech are made full use to advertise image.
Despite hardship during practice, a great deal of children get admission to Shaolin Temple, however, just a few are chosen to be young disciple.
Shaolin Temple is encouraged to bring disciple’s performance over the world.
Young disciples have to take hard examination to upgrade.
The Chinese highly appreciates martial spirit.
After school, the disciples have chance to seek suitable jobs in army or stay still in the temple to promote its image.
The Chinese martial art is popular in international events, for example, Miss Asia in Quanzhou, 9/2005.