On Oct. 31, the two-day exhibition of Bajiquan, or "eight extremes fist", opened in Mengcun Hui Autonomous County, the birthplace of this unique Chinese martial art, in Hebei Province. The exhibition attracted more than 1,000 practitioners from China and other countries such as France, Denmark and Russia to come.
Bajiquan is known for explosive, short-range power and elbow and shoulder strikes. With a history of nearly 300 years, this martial art was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2008. Bajiquan is an important part of Chinese martial arts. Mengcun built an international training center in 2006 to respond the increase of foreign visitors and learners and to spread Chinese culture to the world.