Chinese Kungfu & Other Cultural Legacies

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin is the largest system of Chinese martial arts. Shaolin kung fu is rich in content and has many styles, which can be divided into more than 100 kinds of techniques such as boxing and stick fighting. In addition, Shaolin Kung Fu is also the most representative, most culturally significant and most religious Chinese martial arts school.

Chenjiagou Tai Chi

Chenjiagou is the birthplace of Tai Chi, and is considered as a sacred place by Tai Chi enthusiasts and lovers around the world. Tai Chi is a practice that focuses on the cultivation of the mind and the adjustment of the breath. It achieves the purpose of cultivating the body and strengthening the body through the control of movement and speed.

Puyang Acrobatic

With a long history of acrobatic culture, Dongbei Zhuang Village in Puyang is the place where acrobatics in the Central Plains originate and develop. The figure and footprints of Puyang acrobatics can be found in more than 80 countries and regions in five continents all over the world.

Bian Embroidery in Kaifeng

Bian embroidery is a traditional Chinese embroidery craft, which enjoys the name of “national treasure”. It is characterized by exquisite embroidery, fine stitching, strict patterns and beautiful colors.

Henan Opera

Henan Opera is an opera genre that originated in Henan Province. The music of Henan opera is rich and colorful, and the lyrics are easy to understand, with seven or ten words per line. The singing is smooth, rhythmic and very colloquial, showing its unique artistic charm.

Straw painting in Anyang

The straw painting is a kind of Chinese folk scrapbooking, with the advantages of luster and translucency, good plutonium effect, strong artistic influence. The characters, birds, flowers and animals produced in straw paintings are vivid and alive, showing people the beauty of simple and natural, noble and elegant.

Woodcut paintings in Zhuxian Town Kaifeng

Woodcut paintings in Zhuxian Town are the earliest folk woodblock prints in China. With the artistic characteristics of exaggerated shape, rough lines and bright colors, the woodcut paintings have a high value of art collection and ornamental.

Mud gugu in Xun County

Mud gugu is a traditional Han Chinese handicraft with a long history, which is figuratively called “gugu because it can make different sounds with its mouth. According to the subjects and types, Mud gugu can be divided into four categories: birds, animals, characters and folklore, with more than one hundred varieties, each with its own characteristics.