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Taicang Martial Arts Troupe Visiting Huntsville

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Chinese martial arts, as one of the four national treasures of China, is always loved by foreigners. It is a great way to spread Chinese culture and make the world understand China.

From September 24th to October 1st, Jiangsu Taicang Wushu Troupe conducted a one-week Wushu demonstration in Huntsville, USA, at the invitation of the Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University, which blowing a whirlwind of martial arts to the locals, and inspiring more local people to learn Chinese and about Chinese culture.

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               ​Demonstration in Providence Elementary School

The martial arts group was led by Guoqiang Yuan, the president of Taicang Wushu Association. Other group members are Qaing Wu, Xiuqing Zhu and Jianrong Wu, all of them are national Wushu champions. During the one-week visiting, they were accompanied by Mr. Dongrong Shi, director of the Confucius Institute at AAMU. They visited AAMU, UAB, Columbia High School, Williams Middle School, Providence Elementary School, ASFL, NACEE and Huntsville Downtown Library. They also took part in the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration co-organized by CIAAMU and Huntsville Chinese Association. They gave 16 demonstration and performed for over 2000 people.

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                 Baji Quan demonstrationin Williams Middle School

During the performance, the group introduced the origin and history of Chinese martial arts to all walks of life, and showed the audience different styles of martial arts, such as Taiji/ Tai Chi Quan, Baji Quan, Chang Quan, Xingyi Quan, pair practice, blade-play and swordplay. After demonstration, the martial art artists also taught simple position of Wushu to audience. They loved it very much and some want to study Chinese harder in order to learn Kong Fu in China in the future.

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                Taiji/ Tai Chi Quan Demonstrationin​ in ASFL

This visit brought a visual feast for local people and played a positive role in promoting the influence of the Confucius Institute amongst the local community. We will take advantage of this opportunity and move forward to spread Chinese in Huntsville.

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air practice in Columbia High School