This is the "birthplace of tai chi," where devotees of the Chinese martial art come to learn and train. Chenjiagou may be a small village in central China but the Chinese Wushu Association says it is where tai chi originated, according to state media organization Xinhua. People in the Chinese diaspora practice tai chi, both as a means of self-defense and for its purported health benefits. At Chenjiagou Taiji School, young fans of tai chi get into shape, with smiles and no small amount of sweat. Check out how they train in the gallery above.
Jun 27, 2019