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3. Cangzhou, Hebei

Located in southeast Hebei Province, Cangzhou City is historically renowned for both its Kung Fu practitioners and acrobats. Living in a place of strategic importance which was frequently involved in wars in ancient times, the local people had to learn Kung Fu for self-defense and survival. As a result, the tradition of practicing Kung Fu prevailed in Cangzhou. Cangzhou Kung Fu dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC). It rose in popularity during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was renowned at home and abroad by the end of the Qing Dynasty (1645-1911). It includes 53 schools of boxing and weapons, accounting for 40 percent of China's total number of 129. Cangzhou has been home to a great number of established Kung Fu masters, including Ding Faxiang, Huo Diange and Zhang Zhijiang.
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2. Dengfeng, Henan

Dubbed as "The Land with the Greatest Number of Tough Guys", Dengfeng City is located in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan Province. Dengfeng has more than 60 Kung Fu schools and institutions which train over 60,000 Chinese and foreign students. Visitors to the city can feel the local people's enthusiasm for Kung Fu: The elderly can be seen shadow-boxing in the park, while the young practice their Kung Fu skills by the roadside. Dengfeng is home of the prestigious Shaolin Temple, a historical architectural complex which is much more than just a temple. The 1500-year-old temple is well-known throughout the world as the cradle of the original Shaolin Kung Fu, which is widely recognized as the most influential Kung Fu sect in China. The city attracts people of all ages who are crazy about Chinese Kung Fu.
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1. Wen County, Henan

Known as the cradle of Tai Chi Chuan, Wen County is located in Jiaozuo City, Henan Province. It is especially famous for Chenjiagou Village, where the skilled martial artist Chen Wangting (1580–1660) developed Tai Chi by integrating the strengths of the martial art styles established by the Ming General Qi Jiguang (1528-1588) and different elements of Chinese philosophy into his family's traditional training practice in the middle of the 17th century. Chen-style Tai Chi is the parent form of the other four Tai Chi styles, which are Yang, Wu, Sun and Woo. Chen's descendants have, over the years, established more than 50 Tai Chi schools and centers to help spread this form of Chinese martial arts. Tai Chi is now practiced by around 150,000,000 people in more than 150 countries and regions. Tiny Chenjiagou Village, which is home to many Tai Chi masters, is regarded as a Mecca by Tai Chi fans and practitioners.
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