Young Russian martial arts practitioners explore kung fu roots

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia visit the Shaolin Temple in central China’s Henan Province. /Photo provided to CGTN

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia visit the Shaolin Temple in central China’s Henan Province. /Photo provided to CGTN

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia pair skills with students from the Tagou Martial Arts School in central China’s Henan Province. /Photo provided to CGTN

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia pair skills with students from the Tagou Martial Arts School in central China’s Henan Province. /Photo provided to CGTN

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia visit Chenjiagou Village in central China’s Henan Province, which is renowned as the birthplace of tai chi. /Photo provided to CGTN

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia visit Chenjiagou Village in central China’s Henan Province, which is renowned as the birthplace of tai chi. /Photo provided to CGTN

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia visit the Henan Museum in central China’s Henan Province. /Photo provided to CGTN

Young martial arts practitioners from Russia visit the Henan Museum in central China’s Henan Province. /Photo provided to CGTN

A group of young Russian martial arts practitioners recently visited the home of kung fu and tai chi in Henan Province on a cultural exchange and study tour. During their stay in Henan from May 10 to 12, they visited the Shaolin Temple, the Henan Museum and Chenjiagou Village – the birthplace of tai chi.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and Russia. With more exchanges between the two countries, Chinese martial arts are gaining in popularity in Russia.