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Martial art gaining popularity in Meghalaya

Shillong (Meghalaya), Wed, 01 Jul 2009 ANI

Shillong (Meghalaya), July 1 (ANI): 'Wushu' a form of martial art, in which the players not only fight like any other martial art but also indulge in wrestling, is gaining immense popularity in Meghalaya.


"Wushu is very new to Meghalaya. This year we have seen from time to time the students have started coming and taking interest in Wushu. It was not known earlier before Karate, Taekwondo were popular here but now since Wushu has started many children are very much interested in it," said Doni, a Wushu coach.


An art of self-defense, but also an art of performance, it originated from warfare combat to offend the enemy with spear and sword, which has been shaped and devised into an effective self-defence mechanism.


The level of enthusiasm can be seen from the scores of youngsters who are taking interest in the art.


"I chose this game because it's a complete game where I could challenge myself and I want others to get encouragement and experience this game. This game is enjoyable and it has been recognised by the central government," said Johnny Ryntathiang, a 'Wushu' Student. (ANI)


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