Pic story: inheritor of Huo-style boxing devoted to carrying forward martial arts spirit

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-04 20:48:40|Editor: mmm
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Huo Jinghong, the 5th generation descendant of Huo Yuanjia, a Chinese martial arts master, demonstrates health Qigong, a traditional martial art combined with meditation, for students at Tianjin University of Commerce in Tianjin, north China, Nov. 26, 2018. As the descendant of Huo Yuanjia, one of China's most revered martial arts masters, Huo Jinghong, 41, started practicing martial arts at the age of 5. After her graduation from the Wushu School of Beijing Sport University in major of Wushu Routine, Huo started her career as a gym teacher of Tianjin University of Commerce in the year of 2000. As a gym teacher, Huo teaches martial arts for the university team and offers classes on health Qigong, a new form selected from different versions of traditional Qigong for modern fitness, in the university. Later in 2015, Huo became the inheritor of Huo-style boxing, which was listed as an intangible cultural heritage in Tianjin, and since then, she has devoted herself to the inheritance and development of the martial arts handed down from the older generation of Huo's family. She hoped that the Huo-style boxing would help people understand more about the Chinese martial arts. Huo Yuanjia was born in Tianjin in 1868. He founded the Chin Woo Athletic Association in 1910 in Shanghai and advocated the spirit of "patriotism, self-cultivation, justice, and helpfulness", which remain among the key tenets of martial arts today. Now Huo Jinghong is devoting her efforts to carry forward the spirit. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

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