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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Among Chinese martial arts styles, taichi, practiced morning and night around the country, is perhaps one of the most iconic and easily recognizable forms. But for all its ubiquity, it is still a very misunderstood style. And that includes why it’s such a beneficial activity.
So what are the benefits of training taichi? Is it suitable for you? Read on as Cultural Keys’ founder and taichi instructor AJ Donnelly explains more!
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After being almost entirely confined in one place for what feels like forever, what better way to unwind and literally stretch your legs than a week of rest, relaxation and mindful taichi practice on a beautiful south China beach?
Read on to find out when and where we’ll be in Sanya, and what is included in this fantastic program!
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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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