Zhejiang athlete promotes kung fu in Argentina
A group photo of the members of the Argentina Citizens Martial Arts Club. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
According to Chen, martial arts is the second most popular sport in Argentina, following football. Popular martial arts disciplines in the country include taekwondo, Jeet Kune Do, karate, Brazilian jujitsu, and kung fu, which Chinese martial arts is usually called.
Chen has gone to great lengths to promote kung fu in the country. She has invited her students to attend Spring Festival galas and other traditional festivities in the local China Town, showcased her kung fu skills when she was a guest anchor on Argentine television channels, performed kung fu in local films and TV dramas, as well as shared about Chinese legends in her lectures.
Chen has recently been preparing to hold an online competition for traditional Chinese martial arts, which has so far drawn more than 700 athletes from 22 countries.
"This is a brand new challenge for me, and I hope to make more people fall in love with Chinese kung fu and culture," said Chen.
Students do kung fu at the Argentina Citizens Martial Arts Club. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
November 25, 2021
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