Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu amazes Southern Californians

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-05-30 16:24
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A Shaolin Kung Fu performer demonstrates moves during the 2023 Shaolin Cultural Day at the Bowers Museum in Orange county, California, the United States, on May 28, 2023.[Photo/Xinhua]

A stunning performance showcasing the intricate technique, astounding imagery and lightning moves of Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu amazed hundreds of audiences in Bowers Museum in US Southern California on Sunday.

This captivating Kung Fu demonstration by Shaolin warrior monks was a highlight of the 2023 Shaolin Cultural Day, a rare cultural extravaganza for the Orange County community in Southern California.

"The event offers a unique opportunity for the Orange County community to actively engage with Shaolin culture and gain firsthand experience in various Shaolin activities," Anne Shih, chairwoman of the Board of Governors of Bowers Museum, told Xinhua.

"Whether it's learning from Kung Fu masters, exploring Zen arts, or enjoying interactive Shaolin activities, these experiences will help audiences to experience the Chinese culture and better understand Chinese traditions," Shih said.

"Shaolin Kung Fu represents the fine tradition of Chinese culture and history. It is the essence of Chinese civilization, and should be well preserved and passed on from generation to generation," Patrick Tyson, one of the audiences wowed by the performances, told Xinhua.

With a history of over 1,500 years, Shaolin Kung Fu is one of China's most treasured cultural heritage items, and has been practiced by Shaolin disciples as well as Kung Fu lovers around the world.

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