Monday, 27 Oct 2014 18:41 | By Xinhua
The 6th World Traditional Wushu Championships kicked off on Sunday in Chizhou
city of east China’s Anhui Province.
More than 2,000 athletes from over 45 countries and regions will participate in the championships, which will end on next Wednesday, organizers said.
The World Traditional Wushu Championships, sponsored by the International Wushu Federation, is currently among the world’s largest, and most influential sports events of martial arts.
Many overseas athletes believe Wushu exercises can help them better understand this distinctively Chinese martial art.
“Learning traditional Wushu helps us better understand the Chinese culture.”
Also, many contestants say Wushu is a means of self-improvement.
“The competition is just a way to see how far we’ve got, but its essence is to fortify one’s health and improve one’s energy and strength.”
The championships is held every two years. The previous five editions of this event were held in China’s Zhengzhou city, Shiyan city and Huangshan city.The 6th World Traditional Wushu Championship Kicks Off in China.