Jake Spreads Kung Fu to the World

Special Focus - - Spotlight - Text by Wu Yong & Feng Yuxin Pho­tos by Feng Yuxin

Jake Lee Pin­nick, a 27-year-old from Illi­nois, US, is learn­ing tra­di­tional Chi­nese mar­tial arts at a Taoist mar­tial art school in Wu­dang, home to the fa­mous com­plex of Taoist tem­ples and monas­ter­ies. He is not just a stu­dent, but also a coach, teach­ing the essence of mar­tial arts to those in­ter­ested from around the world.

“I re­ally like Chi­nese mar­tial arts. I’ve been study­ing mar­tial arts in the Wu­dang Moun­tains for five years now, and have taught Wu­dang kung fu to nearly 8,000 for­eign stu­dents. I hope for­eign­ers can live health­ier lifestyles through study­ing Chi­nese kung fu, and ac­quire a deeper un­der­stand­ing on Chi­nese cul­ture at the same time,” he said. (From Chi­naDaily )

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