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Ngong Ping 360 Energizes the City with Kung Fu “360 Martial Arts Extravaganza” Shines this Summer Watch out for Shaolin Kung Fu versus Jeet Kune Do

July 6, 2013 Attraction No Comments Email Email

Ngong Ping 360 kicks off Kung Fu mania in Hong Kong this summer with the “360 Martial Arts Extravaganza”, which startsfrom today until 1 September.

As part of the Extravaganza, Ngong Ping 360 has invited the popular Shaolin Kung Fu masters back to town to showcase their daring stunts and Kung Fu moves at Ngong Ping Village. And as a tribute to martial arts legend Bruce Lee on the 40th commemorative anniversary of his death,“360 Martial Arts Extravaganza” will also feature ‘Jeet Kune Do’, the martial arts style he founded.

“360 Martial Arts Extravaganza” is one of the highlight events of “Vibrant Hong Kong”, which is part of the “Hong Kong: Our Home” Campaign. Special guests at today’s grand opening ceremony included Mr. Wilson Shao, Managing Director, Ngong Ping 360 Limited; Ms. Stella Kwan, Head of Commerce and Marketing, Ngong Ping 360 Limited, Dr. Peter Lam Kin-ngok, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board; Ms. Daisy Lui, Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board; Mr. Anthony Li Ping-wai, J.P., District Officer, Islands District Office, Home Affairs Department; Mr. Nelson Shum Hiu-wai, Chief Inspector of Police, Divisional Commander of Lantau North Division, Ms. JuJu Chan, representative of The 18th International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships as well as some martial arts heavyweights.

Chairman of Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Dr. Peter Lam said, “To many visitors, martial arts hold strong appeal. I believe the showcase of Jeet Kune Do in the martial arts performances by Ngong Ping 360, in addition to Shaolin Kung Fu, will give visitors a brand new experience this summer. The HKTB is delighted to see that Ngong Ping 360, a key attraction in Hong Kong, continues to come up with unique, creative programmes and activities to enrich visitors’ experience. We are also pleased to partner with Ngong Ping 360, as well as other event organizers and attractions, to promote Hong Kong’s wide array of summer offerings and encourage visitors to travel and spend in the city.”

“We believe that martial arts embody the spirit of advocating peace, well-being, self improvement and upholding justice. The Island District Council welcomes the Ngong Ping 360 annual martial arts extravaganza, because it helps to introduce the many different forms of martial arts to local and overseas guests, as well creating a unique festive atmosphere on Lantau Island. We are so glad to know that “360 Martial Arts Extravaganza” is one of the highlight events of “Vibrant Hong Kong” in the “Hong Kong: Our Home” Campaign. While watching the martial arts performances, guests can also practice some basic steps, which not only benefit physical fitness, but also enhance positive energy,” said Mr. Anthony Li Ping-wai, J.P., District Officer, Islands District Office, Home Affairs Department.

“People have always associated Ngong Ping 360 with Kung Fu because martial arts events are our centerpiece event over the last couple of years. This is the sixth year we are hosting the “360 Martial Arts Extravaganza”, and we hope lovers of martial arts from all over the world will come and view the breathtaking Kung Fu performances. Chinese martial arts are well-known and have a well-established tradition; those who practice Kung Fu could through this exercise to achieve greater health and well-being. This year there will be a demonstration match between Shaolin Kung Fu and Jeet Kune Do which is sure to create a memorable and eye-opening show for the guests,” said Ms. Stella Kwan, Head of Commerce & Marketing, Ngong Ping 360 Limited.

At today’s grand ceremony, Hong Kong Wushu Union, which promotes the development of local martial arts, led a group of talented athletes to kick start the performance by showcasing different types of martial arts, including Wing Chun, Long Fist, Tai Chi and Tai Chi Sword, as well as group performances of Broadsword Play and Spear Play. This was followed by a performance from the Shaolin Kung Fu masters who presented the “Xiangxing Fist”, “Damo Sword” and “Eighteen kinds of weapons”, etc. Jeet Kune Do masters also showcased their flexible fist and leg moves, which gave the guests a fantastic opportunity to experience the speed and power of each move. Towards the end of the show, JuJu Chan who aims to become the “female version of Bruce Lee” showcased her talent in Jeet Kune Do, which became the highlight of the entireperformance, deserving of a huge round of applause.

“I am very honoured to take part in today’s “360 Martial Arts Extravaganza Grand Ceremony”. This is very inspiring to me as I am preparing toparticipate in the 18th International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships in Bulgaria soon. When I saw the efforts of the Shaolin Kung Fu masters, I am motivated to put more effort into practicing. I want to encourage more Hong Kong people to participate in healthy activities such as this, which is why I have filmed a promotional video with a Shaolin Kung Fu master to raise awareness and encourage the public to learn more about the spirit of Hong Kong and Chinese martial arts,” said Ms. JuJu Chan, representative of The 18th International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships.

For more details about the seminar, the Ngong Ping 360 “360 Martial Arts Extravaganza Grand Ceremony” and the cable car services, please visit our website www.np360.com.hk or contact our Customer Service Hotline on (852) 3666 0606.

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