Chinese martial arts, often labeled under the umbrella terms kung fu (/ˈkʊŋ ˈfuː/; Chinese: 功夫; pinyin: gong fu) and wushu (武术), are the several hundreds of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. These fighting styles are often classified according to common traits, identified as "families" (家; jiā), "sects" (派; pài) or "schools" (門; mén) of martial arts. Examples of such traits include Shaolinquan (少林拳) physical exercises involving Five Animals (五形) mimicry, or training methods inspired by Chinese philosophies, religions and legends. Styles that focus on qi manipulation are called internal (内家拳; nèijiāquán), while others that concentrate on improving muscle and cardiovascular fitness are called "external" (外家拳; wàijiāquán). Geographical association, as in northern (北拳; běiquán) and "southern" (南拳; nánquán), is another popular classification method.
At WenLin Chinese School, our Wushu class will be taught by Master Kaile Wang, one of China's national grade II athletes. He started practicing Chinese martial arts in his childhood. He graduated from China's National Martial Art School in 2012. He then studied Education and graduated from Harbin Normal University in 2016. Master Wang participated in various national, provincial competitions and high level performances while he was in China. He received numerous awards and won medals at National and regional competitions before he came to the UK. These include: Bronze medal in 2010 - Wushu fencing in Shandong Province; Silver in 2011. Silver medal in 2011 in the East China region Taekwondo competition; He also won third place in Shandong Province Sǎndǎ competition in 2009. Master Wang was invited to participate in the 2008 Olympic Games opening ceremony, and participate in a performance of martial arts at the ceremony. He was also invited to perform in the Asian Games in both the opening ceremony and closing ceremony in 2010 and the World Championship opening and closing ceremonies in 2011.
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