“Health is the foundation of a perfect life and the source of people’s shared values.” Shi Yongxin, the abbot of Shaolin Temple, mentioned in his New Year’s message, “Kung fu unites us and makes us more inclusive and open.”
The versatile Shaolin kung fu is perfect for people between the ages of 3 and 80. Many families have signed up for online games.
“Kung fu competition is not just a skill, it is also an expression of cultural heritage and a demonstration of the tiger spirit in the Chinese Tiger Year,” said Abbot Shi. Yongxin, who praised the excellent performance of the participants. from all over the world.
The online competition has received not only strong support from governments and businesses, but also foreign media attention.
On January 28, Austrian Ambassador to China Andreas Riecken sent a congratulatory letter to his father, Shi Yongxin. The ambassador praised the competition: “Shaolin kung fu online games help to promote understanding of Chinese culture and other cultures around the world through Shaolin kung fu. At the end of his letter, the ambassador also wished the abbot great success in the competition.
Temple also received congratulatory messages from government officials around the world, including Heinz Fischer, former President of Austria and President of the Austrian-Chinese Friendship Association (ACFA), Natália Milanová, Slovak Minister of Culture, Tomáš Abel, Mayor of Brezno, Slovakia. . Grace Meng, Member of the U.S. Congress, Kathy Hochul, State Governor New YorkGerhard Weißgrab, President of the Austrian Buddhist Religious Society, Chu Kwok-keung, Member of the ZAS Legislative Council Hong Kongand Ma Chi-seng, Zheng Anting and Pang Chuan, Members of the Legislative Assembly Macau.
Italian television channel Rai 2 prepared a tender report. The report details Shaolin kung fu and the Shaolin Temple victim in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the report, Shaolin kung fu was also expressed by the participants of the region.
The results will be announced on February 15. An awards ceremony will be held and will be broadcast live to viewers.
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