Press Release Serial Number: HW2015-2/MAY06
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mangaluru Felicitate International Healthcare Event Third Times, World Tai Chi Day
Mangaluru, Karnataka, India – May 6th, 2014 –
Tai Chi is Karate? Wushu(Chinese Kung Fu) is Karate? No, it isn’t. Chinese Wushu is the origin of Japanese Karate, however they are entirely different already.
Last Saturday of every April is ‘World Tai Chi & Qigong Day’, this event is held in 70 nation and 100 cities in the world. in Mangaluru, ‘3rd World Tai Chi & Qiggong Day Mangalore 2015’ was held at Yenepoya College, Balmatta on April 25th by organization of Haruka Ito, Gold Medalist at All Japan Wushu Taijiquan Championships and Hong Kong International Wushu Festival, who stay in Mangalure for three years.
At the event, introduction of Tai Chi and demonstration performance of Wushu(Chinese Kung Fu) and Tai Chi were presented by Haruka Ito with her Mangalorean students.
The promotion & teaching activities of Wushu(Chinese Kung Fu) and Tai Chi by Haruka Ito has been ongoing for more than in Mangaluru. But one confusion matter is, people always misunderstand Wushu as as Karate. Haruka Ito comments; “People may misunderstand Wushu(Chinese Kung Fu) and Karate are the absolutely same”.
Originally, one of Chinese Wushu event which were well trained in Southern China area ‘White Crane Style’ went to Okinawa, Japan, Then, it had been modified to Japanese Karate time by time. Both of Karate and Wushu have the same root origin.
However, at the present both of them have been following their each own development process, they have been different each other.
Haruka Ito says ‘Karate is very famous and popular in India. I want to promote Wushu well in India also. Wushu has many factors to attract the people, as a sport, as a beautiful human beings expression as exhibition art etc. It brings the health benefit, it develops your physical strength & concentration level, particularly slow motion & low pressure martial art Tai Chi is very effective for rehabilitation also. Haruka wants to promote this oriental culture well in Mangaluru, for the development of demonstration sport event, lifelong studies, healthcare, rehabilitation for desease etc.
‘Learning Wushu and Tai Chi brought me the huge benefit to live, actually it gave me the spirit of life itself. I want many people would know and experience this splendid culture. My wish is we can share the benefit and learn it as lifelong worthy studies by altogether, like one family.’, what Haruka feels.
About Haruka Ito: Chinese Wushu(Martial Arts) Performer and Wushu Coach The Gold Medalist of Hong Kong International Wushu Festival in 2005/2007-2009.
Reference about Wushu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wushu_(sport)