Chinese Wushu Champions Perform Kungfu in the Area on August 13-14: A Historic First
For the first time ever, the United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation and the O-Mei Wushu Kungfu Center will present two “live” performances featuring the famous Wushu/Kungfu world champions.
Don’t miss watching the dazzling aerobatics and fierce fighting routines performed by over 20 world champions from China. Did you marvel at their breathtaking martial arts scenes in such blockbuster movies as “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” Jet Li’s “Fearless” and Dreamwork’s “Kungfu Panda?” Then come and see them perform in person here, on the invitation of O-Mei Kungfu Wushu Center, American Chinese School and the Confucius Institute of Maryland University.
Show dates are: August 13 at 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Montgomery College Theater, and August 14 at 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the George Mason University concert hall. The performances feature spectacular routines that will enthrall the mind and the eyes: Masterful wielding of deadly weapons, mesmerizing fluidity and ballet-like grace.
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The team will also make history at the United Nations. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s membership in the UN. To celebrate this historic moment, the championship team was invited by the Chinese ambassador to the UN to perform in New York City, with appearances from Jet Li and other renowned Kungfu masters. Out of all that comprises China’s rich culture, the UN Secretary General chose a Wushu performance. This says a lot about the top-caliber team.
Literally, “Wu” means war and “Shu” means martial arts. Wushu or more popularly known was Kungfu, was created as a form of combat in China and was used throughout Chinese history. The movements and combative techniques have been developed, refined and applied through actual wars and fighting.
Although hand-to-hand combat belongs to the past, Wushu still remains as China’s most popular national sport. Wushu originated from China, but it now belongs to the world and its international popularity – so well-deserved – is undeniable.