How many different styles of Chinese martial arts can you name? Taichi? Of course. Shaolin? Goes without saying. What about lion dancing? Sure, it’s well-known! (Yes, if you didn’t know, the acrobatic displays you see at Chinese New Year celebrations are in fact intrinsically connected to the history and practice of traditional Chinese martial arts.)
What if you could train all three styles in one afternoon and, even better, for free? Or what about training on a tropical beach? If any of that sounds interesting, Cultural Keys has you covered in April!
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Have we got a year for you! 2021 is full of fun and interesting events from CK – including photo walks, tours, workshops and a retreat! We really have something for everyone!
Read on to see exactly what we have on offer. Everything is open for booking, so have your diary at the ready! And don’t forget to check back often to see the latest information and updates!
Last updated: March 30th
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The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is holding an exhibition to celebrate Spring Festival. Alongside paintings, sculptures and paper cuttings of oxen, you can also appreciate paintings on the theme of spring and vitality by both Chinese and international artists including Ansel Adams, David Hockney and Qi Baishi.
Read on to find out more about the exhibition and how to book!
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Moving to a new city, let alone a new country, can be an incredibly stressful experience. And in China, dealing with a completely different lifestyle, culture, food and language can make it even more so.
But there are ways to take away some of the stress, including learning as much as you can about your destination city and talking to expats who already live there. Read on to find out how Cultural Keys can help your staff or group with this process through our Life & Living in Beijing presentation!
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Cultural Keys Chinese Culture Centre is 100% focused on the promotion of traditional Chinese culture, with emphasis on the essential aspects, such as traditional kungfu training. But in the tradition of important schools of thought such as Chan (Zen) Buddhism and the Shaolin Temple itself, we know that we can learn a lot from other ways of thinking and training which can help us understand and improve our own styles even more.
Today, we talk to Von Ng, China director of Krav Maga Global (KMG), one of the major Krav Maga organizations in the world today, about teaching Krav Maga in China and how it compares to traditional martial arts!
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