What an impressive feat! – Kyle
Now THAT’S teamwork! Amazing aerial footage shows the incredible patterns formed by 30,000 Kung Fu students
- Incredible footage shows Kung Fu students displaying their skills in formation on October 16 in China
- Athletes from 73 countries are taking part in a four-day martial arts festival in birthplace of Shaolin Wushu
- Shaolin Wushu, or King Fu, is one of the oldest martial arts and dates back to 495 AD in Henan province
- There are 1,500 martial artists taking part in the festival in incredible costume and make-up
Amazing aerial footage shows incredible patterns formed by 30,000 Kung Fu students at Shaolin temple in China’s Henan province.
The 11th International Shaolin Wushu Festival will be held from October 16 to October 20 at the birthplace of Shaolin Wushu in China.
The footage shows thousands of Kung Fu students demonstrating their skills in formation while creating incredible patterns, reports the People’s Daily Online.
Students of martial art schools take part in rehearsals for the upcoming 11th International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou
There are 1,500 students taking part from 73 countries in the four day festival in Zhengzhou, the birthplace of Shaolin Wushu
In the footage posted on the People’s Daily Online’s Youtube account, the martial arts students can be seen demonstrating their skills.
The group move quick, weaving in and out to create shapes and patterns.
At one point, they use long sections of material to create the Chinese flag.
The students display their incredible core strength as they pull water from a well while hanging upside down from bars
The competitors scoop water from the buckets with one hand held behind their backs, hanging upside down on the bars
The hundreds of competitors don brightly coloured uniform for their international festival, in gold, red and blue
The four-day festival has been held 10 times before since 1991, and according to the organisers, is a good way for martial artists to explore the country’s culture, make friends and exchange skills.
As well as the competitions, there are demonstrations of different forms of martial arts, throughout the long weekend and a grand evening party.
These incredible images show the scale of the event and the level of discipline and training undertaken by the participants ahead of the festival.
Shaolin Wushu, also called Shaolin Kung Fu, is about 1,500 years old, and originated in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan province.
Records of the art go back to 495AD.
Records of Shaolin Wushu, also called Shaolin Kung Fu, go back to 495AD, and the art is about 1,500 years old
The incredible image shows the scale of the huge event and organisers hope it will bring people from different disciplines together
Hundreds of students practice together, wearing the same red tops and dark trousers with white trainers in the large open space
It originated in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan province, the same province where the festival is now held
Wushu is both an exhibition and a contact martial art with various forms that have been standardised over the years
The competitors hold up a huge Chinese flag, during the rehearsal days of the festival, as others crowd around
In a LinkedIn invitation to the event, the organisers wrote: ‘Athletes from more than 60 countries and regions all over the world have participated in this grand festival.
‘Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu Festival is a comprehensive festival comprizing Wushu, business and trade, tourism and culture exchange.
‘In this festival, we will arrange a lot of activities including Wushu competition, Taolu Competitions, Wushu performances, Chinese Martial Arts Duan Wei Exam, Chinese martial arts training and exchange，grand evening party, Greeting ceremony in Dengfeng, sightseeing of Shaolin Temple, Zen Music ShaoLin Grand Ceremony, and other culture exchange activities.
‘We are confident that Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu Festival is a good platform for you to make friends, exchange martial arts skills and deeply understand Chinese culture.’
One student takes the lead in front of the festival’s official logo, as his colleagues look on before their turns
A group of men in orange costume hold up one man in white, in something akin to a Saturday Night Fever pose during the rehearsals
The competitors will be able to enjoy some sightseeing during their stay in the province as well. Above, competitors work in unison in the displays as the festival prepares to start
A boy is suspended upside down from a pole held by two others as three watch on from behind during the festival