Friday 24th March saw the third installment of Wu Fights this time hosted in the cultural city of JinZhong in the ShanXi province of China. The competition which will continue for the next 12 months will see some of China’s best fighters go head to head with WMC and IFMA champions.
The event which featured athletes from New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Thailand and of course the People’s Republic of China was held in the ShanXi stadium which houses the Wu Shu academy and is recognised by the IOC. The atmosphere was electric and the stadium was packed with over 8,000 spectators.
Promoter Albert Yu stated that Muaythai in China is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in the country and with over 30 million Chinese viewers tuning in to watch the show this is testament to that. We look forward to the next event in May where we will once again welcome another 7 athletes for another cultural and sporting exchange.