Martial arts enthusiasts found training class for local children – Xinhua

Children eat lunch in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Liu Long’s daughters Liu Yiting, Liu Yidian (top) and son Liu Yixing (center) take a break during training in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, Jiangsu Province (east of China), August 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is a Chinese fighter. art enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Liu Long’s daughter Liu Yidian practices Chinese martial arts in Liuzhuang village of Pizhou city, east China’s Jiangsu province, 16 August 2022. Liu Long, 35, is a passionate about Chinese martial arts. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Liu Long (R) asks his daughter Liu Yidian to practice Chinese martial arts in Liuzhuang village of Pizhou city, east China’s Jiangsu province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35 years old, is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Liu Long and his children practice squatting in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is an arts enthusiast Chinese martial arts. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 16, 2022 shows Liu Long teaching children Chinese martial arts in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province. Liu Long, 35, is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Liu Long takes children for a run along a road for training in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Liu Long teaches Chinese martial arts to children in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is a martial arts enthusiast Chinese. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Liu Long takes children for warm-up training in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is an avid chinese martial arts. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 16, 2022 shows Liu Long doing squat training with his children in Liuzhuang Village of Pizhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province. Liu Long, 35, is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Liu Long gives instructions to his son Liu Yixing during training in Liuzhuang village of Pizhou city, east China’s Jiangsu province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Children warm up before a Chinese martial arts training in Liuzhuang village of Pizhou city, east China’s Jiangsu province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35, is an avid of Chinese martial arts. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Liu Long (R) and his wife Gu Dandan cook a lunch for children in Liuzhuang village of Pizhou city, east China’s Jiangsu province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35 , is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Liu Yiting, the eldest daughter of Liu Long, takes part in obstacle training in Liuzhuang village of Pizhou city, east China’s Jiangsu province, Aug 16, 2022. Liu Long, 35 , is a Chinese martial arts enthusiast. He discovered that his three children were also interested in martial arts and often imitated his action when he was training, so he started taking all three children for martial arts training. Local villagers also sent their children to learn martial arts from Liu.

As more and more children came to learn martial arts, Liu and his wife Gu Dandan founded a martial arts training class. Liu hoped the children could grow up healthy and happy, and martial arts could become their lifelong hobby. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Kristen T. Prall