June 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Picture of the Day: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

by twistedsifter




thousands of kung fu fighters arranged in concentric circles for heritage day demonstration

Photograph by China Foto Press


On June 9, a grand martial arts performance was staged to celebrate China’s seventh Cultural Heritage Day in Tagou Wushu School in central China’s Henan Province. In 2005, the Chinese government established a national ‘Cultural Heritage Day’ to be celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June in order to promote the protection of its rich cultural resources. ‘Cultural Heritage Day’ was first celebrated on June 10, 2006.

The Daily Mail purports this is a display of approximately 10,000 students but commenters on Reddit tend to have more conservative estimates around 3000-3500. Regardless, it’s an impressive coordinated display and reminiscent of the incredible performance China put on for the Olympics in Beijing. Paging Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa, Chuck Norris and Beatrix Kiddo!