Expats try mantis boxing in Yantai

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2020-10-29

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Expats visit a national intangible heritage base for mantis boxing on Oct 28. Mantis boxing is a famous type of boxing that originated in Laiyang, a county-level city in Yantai, Shandong province. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Mantis boxing has a history of nearly 300 years and combines 18 types of boxing, embodying the strengths of many martial arts schools. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Yu Yongbo (in yellow), a ninth generation inheritor of Chinese mantis boxing, teaches the art to expats. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Expats try their hands at mantis boxing at the national intangible heritage base for mantis boxing on Oct 28. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Mantis boxing is listed as a national intangible cultural heritage item in 2008. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]