Cuba’s Martial Arts Link with China (2015)

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Cuban Delegation – With Master Shi (far-left) & Master Wang (far-right)

Original Article & Photographs By: Chen Peishi (陈佩诗)

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

On the morning of May 29th, 2015, Consul General Isabel Perez and Consul Julio – as official representatives of the Consulate of the Republic of Cuba (situated in Guangzhou) – paid a visit to the (Guangdong) Ch’an Martial Study Centre (禅武中心 – Ch’an Wu Zhong Xin), accompanied by Li Rongfu (李荣富) – the President of the Cuban Wushu Association together with one other visitor). This group of four was met by Chief Instructor (Master) Wang Zhenglang (王正浪) and the Deputy Director – the esteemed teacher – Shi Fangyuan (史方园).

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Consul General Isabel Perez and the Cuban delegation were very impressed with the Centre and demonstrated the utmost respect and concern for Chinese culture, asking poignant and intelligent questions regarding the teaching of Chinese Ch’an Buddhism, the rules and regulations ascribed to its practice, and how this training of the inner mind relates to the training of the outer body (when practising Chinese martial arts). Whilst being shown around the interior of the Centre, the Cuban delegation took careful note of all the historical information, and listened carefully to every explanation of each point of interest raised.

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Of particular interest to the Cuban delegation were the traditional Chinese weapons on display, and the manner in which these weapons are used during traditional Chinese martial arts practice. The Cuban delegation praised the Ch’an Martial Study Centre – and stated that it was important for traditional Chinese martial arts to be preserved and passed-on from one generation to the next.

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Mr Li Rongfu further commented that it was very rare to encounter such traditional Chinese meditational and martial teachings, coupled with a deep knowledge of their practice and usage.

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This was all expertly explained by Master Wang and Master Shi – and Consul General Isabel Perez stated that on behalf of the Cuban people, she was very impressed with the rich and profound level of traditional cultural preservation in Mainland China – and was particularly impressed with what she had seen at the Ch’an Martial Study Centre.

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Master Wang (left) – and Cuba’s Li Rongfu (right)

(Chinese Language Source Article

http://www.chanwuny.com/Ch/NewsView.asp?ID=680

古巴驻广州总领事馆伊萨贝尔·佩雷斯总领事一行赴禅武中心参观

发布时间:2015.05.29 来源:中国南粤禅武文化网 [浏览次数: ]

2015年5月29日上午,古巴共和国驻广州总领事馆伊萨贝尔·佩雷斯总领事、胡利奥领事以及古巴武术学校会长李荣富先生一行4人对禅武中心进行了访问参观。我校首席教官王正浪师父以及办公室副主任史方园老师等出席接待。

佩雷斯总领事等人在了解和学习了禅武礼仪礼节后,进入禅武中心参观和交流,他们认真倾听了史老师对禅武中心的详细介绍,尤其对禅武中心传统的练功器材深感兴趣,并高度赞扬了禅武中心对传统文化的保存和弘扬工作,李富荣先生表示,禅武中心仍保留如此传统的习武器材,实在难得。随后,在王师傅以及史老师的陪同下,领事等还参观了禅武文化馆,浓厚的人文气息和丰富多彩的校园文化氛围给领事们留下了深刻的印象。

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