Talent treasure trove
Tagou is also tasked by the General Administration of Sports to find athletes for the summer and winter Olympics.
According to Henan government’s website in June 2018, 143 athletes left Tagou to join national training teams in sports including freestyle skiing, snowboarding and surfing.
An ice hockey team is also to be found in Tagou. They practice with roller skates on the floor. “These with martial arts background can make achievements in a very short time,” Feng Weifeng, who is in charge of publicity for the school, tells the Global Times. “They have great balance and flexibility.”
“We aim at the Olympics,” he says.