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Killing pollution with kung fu

Elementary school children in Hebei learn martial arts to combat the haze


We all hate pollution, but what’s the answer? Kick its ass, that’s what! An elementary school in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, is all set for some serious smog take-down and have developed a special set of special martial arts moves to help students, ‘combat the haze’. The twenty-three set of moves are believed to enhanced physical fitness and strengthen the lungs, which will help expel harmful substances from the haze. Examples of some of the names of the movements include: Embracing the Moon (怀中抱月, huáizhōngbàoyuè), Separating Heaven and Earth (开天辟地, kāitiānpìdì), Splitting Hua Mountain (力劈华山, lìpīhuàshān), and Lifting the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea (海底捞月, hǎidǐlāoyuè).

Some of the moves the children are practicing are as follows:

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Sun-fist punch
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Pressure-point message
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The Snake.
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White Crane spreads its wings.
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Fierce Leopard.
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Willow Palm Strikeimage courtesy of icpress.cn

Willow Palm Strike
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