A woman practices tai chi at Xiaoyan Pagoda
Historic Culture Park in Xi'an
A former kick boxer is trying to spread tai chi to youngsters in the city
with free training classes that have attracted hundreds of white-collar workers,
the sort of people who previously scoffed at the martial art as something to
keep the elderly busy.
Huang Zhongda, who spent 10 years mastering tai chi before opening up a
training center at Shanghai Stadium last December, says many young people are
taking up the exercise to stay fit.
His center offers free training for beginners, but members who wish to master
the skill are expected to pay for lessons.