International Wushu Festival, 2018 Confucius Institute Day and Belarusian International Wushu Tournament Held by Confucius Classroom of Belarusian State University of Physical Culture

[Source]    Confucius Classroom of Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, Belarus [Time]    2018-10-31 15:59:49 
 

From October 20th to 21st, local time, over 3000 people crowded the stadium of Belarusian State University of Physical Culture for the 2nd International Wushu Festival and 2018 Confucius Institute Day/Belarusian International Tournament of Chinese Martial Arts held by Confucius Classroom of Belarusian State University of Physical Culture and Belarusian National Wushu Association.


Opening ceremony

This activity has two parts, Wushu competition and Chinese cultural experience. The former part was divided into two categories, martial arts repertoire and free combat, drawing over 500 athletes representing 40 teams from China, Belarus, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania racing in 13 events.


Snapshot of contest


Contestants


Snapshot of contestant

Martial arts repertoire included Northern boxing, Southern boxing, short weapon, long weapon, conventional boxing and traditional weapon. Contestants were divided into groups according to age and sex, among which 57 winners standing out at the end. Contestants for free combat were divided into 4 groups by weight: 55-60 kilos, 60-65 kilos, 65-70 kilos and 70-75 kilos, competing for 33 awards.


Contestant


Contestant


Winner

During this festival, traditional Chinese cultural activities such as calligraphy, tea ceremony, language and culture games, dragon dance and lion dance were held to attract more Chinese culture lovers, which were warmly welcomed by local residents.


Cultural activities area


Cultural activities area

The sports channel of Belarusian State TV Station and other media covered the event.

It was worth noting that the event had been strongly supported by the Confucius Institute at the University of Padova in Italy, which sent a delegation that included some Italian state martial artists who did well in the contest. The Confucius Classroom of Belarusian State University of Physical Culture is planning to further its cooperation with other Confucius Institutes and upgrade the scale of its activities by inviting more Confucius Institutes to create a brand of Chinese Wushu culture with international influence.

 
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