Henan, China, July 31, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – After ten days of fierce competition, the “Impression Taichi Cup” Wen County Second Martial Art Championship ushered in the finals on July 15, 2022. 20 contestants showed their strength in the Taichi Grand Space and competed for the championship of many competitions.
As the birthplace of Taijiquan, Wen County in Henan Province has an unusual position in Taichi martial arts, and the annual Wen County Martial Art Championships also attract the attention of all sectors of society. In addition, the venue of this competition, Taichi Grand Space, is a multi-functional sports and entertainment venue specially built for Taichi culture, integrating science and technology such as multimedia digital technology empowerment, high-definition imaging system, virtual and augmented reality,etc. In conjunction with the movement-style experience art “Impression Taichi” with Zhang Yimou as the artistic consultant, it brings a completely different and extreme sensory experience to the audience.
New immersive interactive viewing mode
That night, the finals of the Taichi Pushing Hands event were fiercely contested, with the women’s 50kg, 60kg, over 60kg, and the men’s 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 85kg and above respectively competing for the champion and runner-up. Taichi Pushing Hands is a double person free-hand confrontation exercise of Taichi, which can best show the confrontational aspect of Tai Chi. The two sides use techniques such as “Peng (warding off), Lv (rolling back), Ji (pressing), An (pushing), Cai (pulling down), Lie (splitting), Zhou (elbowing), and Kao (body stroke)” and other techniques to try to force the other side’s center of gravity to lose balance, thereby winning. Thanks to the combination of rigidity and softness in Taijiquan, Taichi Pushing Hands has both the fierceness of martial arts competition and the harmonious oriental rhythm, which is very ornamental.
Different from the ordinary martial arts competition venues in the past, the Taichi Grand Space is a typical ring theater structure, with a square arena that can be rotated 360 degrees in the middle. Above the arena, there are two layers of square electric liftable projection screen. The auditorium surrounds the center stage and is divided into inner and outer rings. The entire competition process, combined with lighting, projection, and the interspersed performance of “Impression Taichi”, opened up a new immersive interactive viewing mode for the audience.
Taijiquan originated in Chenjiagou, Wen County. It was created by Chen Wangting on the basis of home-based boxing in the 17th century, combining Yixue and traditional Chinese medicine. After hundreds of years of inheritance, it has been widely spread and inherited both at home and abroad. At present, Taijiquan is spread in more than 150 countries and regions, and more than 80 countries and regions have established Taijiquan organizations. Tracing back to its origin, Taijiquan’s longevity is not only because of the charm of Chinese martial arts, but also because of the Chinese cultural connotation and philosophical wisdom carried by Taijiquan. Therefore, “Tai Chi” was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2020.
Multi-angle and multi-level creation of “Tai Chi culture IP”
Chenjiagou in Wen County, as the “Holy Land of Taijiquan”, every year martial arts competitions attract the attention of all walks of life. The number of athletes participating in this competition has reached nearly 1,000, which can be described as a grand event in the martial arts world. As the venue of the event, Taichi Grand Space is a multi-functional venue for Tai Chi culture, sports and entertainment built by Henan Zhixing Culture and Tourism. It was built by the top design team of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University and won the Bronze Award of the 2020 World Architecture News Network Awards.
For Taichi Grand Space, technologically innovative venues are the foundation of “Tai Chi Culture IP”. The two core projects, “Impression Taichi” movement-style art performance and “Exhibition Taichi” Tai Chi Cultural Experience Hall, are the display windows of its “Tai Chi World View”. According to reports, “Impression Taichi” is the latest chapter in the “Impression Series” created by Zhang Yimou’s team. Different from the previous “Impression Series”, “Impression Taichi” breaks through the concept of real landscape art performance, and interprets the “shape” and “spirit” of Taijiquan culture with a movement-style structure and international artistic expression techniques. It can be said that “Impression Taichi” is an important sign of the development of the Impression series from “cultural tourism performance empowerment” to “cultural IP creation”.
The “Exhibition Taichi” Experience Hall takes the development of Taijiquan in Chenjiagou and the development of Taichi in the long history as the main line. Through interactive experience, new media technology, artistic expression and other forms, it will interpret and condense the history and world cultural status of Tai Chi culture.
Taijiquan is one of the most cultural symbols with Chinese characteristics,
Taichi Grand Space breaks traditional boundaries, combines the latest technology and trend development, and gives “Tai Chi”, a unique cultural IP in China, a new era of significance. And based on Chenjiagou, the “Tai Chi Holy Land”, Taichi Grand Space will show the symbol of Chinese Tai Chi culture to the world.
The powerful combination of this martial arts championship and Taichi Grand Space has changed the traditional form of martial arts venues or sports venues in the past, upgraded it to a more artistic and technological “arena”, and given artistic and cultural performances. It can be said that it is a new attempt to the traditional Chinese culture that has been passed down for thousands of years. Through the empowerment of technology and art, this Taichi competition has also achieved public ticket sales + live broadcast for the first time, which is a milestone progress for Taichi industry culture.
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