Martial arts performances held in Rugao
People perform tai chi at the martial arts gala held in Rugao, a county-level city in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, on Oct 13. [Photo/VCG]
A martial arts gala was held in Rugao, a county-level city in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, on Oct 13.
The event was organized by the city’s culture and tourism and sports departments in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Nearly 400 amateurs and professionals from 23 martial arts organizations gave a variety of performances at the gala. The oldest participant was 90-years-old, while the youngest was five.
Rugao boasts a long history of martial arts, and tai chi is one of the most popular forms, with nearly 30,000 locals practicing the sport every day to keep fit.