Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

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Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby marvin8 on Tue May 29, 2018 6:31 pm

Ramsey Dewey
Published on May 29, 2018

Q&A with the coach about the state of kung fu and martial arts in general in the People's Republic of China:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ng7PW7XriE
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby chenyaolong on Tue May 29, 2018 8:41 pm

Well, he is in Shanghai... not exactly TMA centre of China.

Even so, there is still some TMA in Shanghai, and YES young people also practice it. You just have to know where to look.

He has some good points, but also quite a few misconceptions.
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby windwalker on Tue May 29, 2018 9:06 pm

chenyaolong wrote:Well, he is in Shanghai... not exactly TMA centre of China.

Even so, there is still some TMA in Shanghai, and YES young people also practice it. You just have to know where to look.

He has some good points, but also quite a few misconceptions.


You think that apparently he's establishing his mma gym out there has anything to do with it. ;)
I find amusing that people talk about looking for something but never seem to find, while others find it
but dont talk much about it.
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby Bao on Wed May 30, 2018 12:25 am

He's right that young people are not interested in classical Kungfu except for watching it in movies. For the young generation, especially in the mainland, all Kung Fu is like folk music or folk dance, something old people like to do.

In HK, the situation is a bit different. They have no pensions, they never retire, everyone work until they die. So some old people teach kung fu to earn a living or to make an extra income. So many youngsters go and study for a relative like a grandfather or an uncle, in the beginning often mainly to help out.
...Or to gain a skill they can use to earn money when they get old... ;)

(HK people live longer than anywhere else, so they really prove that working is a healthy thing to do and to retire something unhealthy in old age... ;)

windwalker wrote:I find amusing that people talk about looking for something but never seem to find, while others find it
but dont talk much about it.


8-)

...Well, sometimes it takes a bit of luck or skill to find it. :)
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby Trick on Wed May 30, 2018 12:37 am

Bao wrote:
(HK people live longer than anywhere else,

I thought Okinawans and Sardinians held that top position, maybe they work lesser these days 8-) 30 years ago there where Karate Dojos all over Okinawa, don't know these days, maybe going the same way as GongFu in China
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby Bao on Wed May 30, 2018 12:46 am

Trick wrote:
Bao wrote:
(HK people live longer than anywhere else,

I thought Okinawans and Sardinians held that top position, maybe they work lesser these days 8-)


No, Hk is the leading city.

This seems to be more of a travel ad, but here are some of the reasons:
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/02/heal ... index.html

The argument of accessible health care might not belong there as it can take a very long time to get treatment... And the hospitals are flooding over with mainland Chinese who goes there. Especially for giving birth. (This is one of the main reasons to the conflicts between Mainland Chinese and HK-citizens in the recent years.)
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby edededed on Wed May 30, 2018 1:45 am

Okinawan folks tell me that there are still more karate dojos there than convenience stores... (Japan has tons of convenience stores)

Some people find nothing in Shanghai, others find taijiquan, lanshouquan, xinyiliuhequan, xingyiquan, etc. ;)
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby C.J.W. on Wed May 30, 2018 2:22 am

Good kung fu is always hard to find -- including in China.

Without any connections or formal introductions, the sorts of CMA that are publicly available to outsiders are usually disappointing in the eyes of those who are looking for the real deal.
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby Yeung on Wed May 30, 2018 2:30 am

The Shanghai Chin Woo Athletic Federation is the best place to visit for traditional martial arts:

http://www.chinwoo.org.cn/
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Wed May 30, 2018 2:35 am

Off topic, but that's really interesting about HK! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Kung Fu in China isn't what you think

Postby Yeung on Wed May 30, 2018 2:49 am

There is the college of Martial Arts at the Shanghai University of Sport, and they carried out the research project on Ma Wang Dui Dao Yin Qigong:

http://www.eduei.com/sus/wushuxueyuan/
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