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Wushu is practised all over China and is an important component of the cultural heritage of the country. Most visitors to China are deeply impressed by the tremendous popularity of wushu in this country. If you take a walk in the morning, you will see people practicing wushu barehanded or with weapons in parks, at the shore, or on roadside open grounds. Marked by callisthenic beauty and rhythm, their movements follow set patterns that are designed more for health-building than for self defense.

Wushu, which is sometimes called kung fu abroad Cheap Capitals Hats , has developed over a long historic period. It can be traced back to pre-historical times. In order to survive the extremely hostile environment, our ancestors have to learn some primary means of attack and defense to fight against wild animals and among themselves. Moreover, they generally knew how to fight with weapons made from stones and wood or bare-hand fighting. This is considered to be the origin of wushu.

Wushu represents the spirit of Chinese culture and art. According to the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, wushu exercises consist of both "external" and "internal" work. The former means movements of the body, the hands and the feet and expressions of the eyes, and the latter is related to "the spirit Cheap Capitals T-Shirts , willpower, vital energy and strength." The two aspects are combined as movements are guided by consciousness so as to achieve "a unity of body and mind."

There are hundreds of styles and routines in wushu, each with its own distinctive features. Generally speaking, Shaolin style and Wudang style are the two most famous styles. Both of them lay emphasis on the external practice for genuine energy, vital energy and spirit and internal practice for muscle, bone and skin. Long-Range Shadow Boxing is characterized by speed and vigor Cheap Capitals Hoodie , while taijiquan is noted for its slow and gentle movements. The humorous zuiquan describes a drunkard who is drunk in appearance but not in mind and is sober enough to outwit his opponent.

However, as wushu is becoming worldwide popular, it's a common wish of all Chinese people to watch wushu competitions at the Beijing Olympic Games. In 2008 Olympic Games, wushu is neither an official event nor performing event, but is allowed to hold an international competition under Olympic Organizing Committee's permission.

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Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee Custom Capitals Jerseys , speaks at a press conference held ahead of the opening of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, on Feb. 12, 2016. (XinhuaHan Yan) Thomas Bach (2nd L), President of the International Olympic Committee, speaks at a press conference held ahead of the opening of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer Cheap Capitals Jerseys , Norway, on Feb. 12, 2016. (XinhuaHan Yan)

LILLEHAMMER, Norway, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Thursday praised the upcoming Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games in Norway as "a great opportunity" to educate young athletes.

"The stage is set for the young athletes and hopefully also for the many spectators and the visitors to this Youth Olympic Games," Bach told a press conference just hours before the opening ceremony of the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in Lillehammer.

A total of 1 Jay Beagle Capitals Jersey ,100 young athletes from the age of 14 to 18 from about 70 National Olympic Committees will compete in 70 medal events during the Games from Feb. 12 to 21 in Norwegian cities of Lillehammer, Hamar, Gjovik, Oyer and Oslo.

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During the 10-day events, 200 young leaders of sports from all over Norway will also be trained for their responsibilities during the Games and for future contributions to their own sports.

The IOC chief praised the young leaders in their latest efforts to address the refugee crisis and reiterated IOC's support for refugee athletes.

"This refugee crisis will not be solved by our generation. This challenge of such a magnitude will have to be solved by the next generation of these young leaders," Bach said.

He said the IOC has been cooperating with UN agencies to support sports facilities and sports programs in many refugee camps around the world and making efforts to help refugee athletes to continue to train and go to follow their Olympic dreams.

The IOC has already pledged two million U.S dollars to help refugees and will also invite some refugee athletes as a team to march into the stadium at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and participate on an equal stand with other athletes, Bach said.

He said the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games is a "great legacy" and hoped more cities in other countries will follow Lillehamer to be candidates for winter games.

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