Shaolin Combat Heads for Chongqing
Tuesday 23rd of July, 2019
Shaolin Combat School, with Shifu Shi Yanzi as head coach, marches out to the Hero Legends Youth Tournament in Chongqing, Sichuan province. With a team of 13 young warriors, Shaolin Combat School makes its first steps towards bringing the ancient name of Shaolin into the modern fighting ring in China.
At age 10, we have Mo Weidong, winning his first fight, he will be competing in the quarter finals today.
Xu Yi, aged 11, lost his first fight yesterday afternoon, but as with all fighters-in-the- making, defeat is often an crucial part of success.
The remaining 11 fighters, aged between 13-21, have yet to see their match today.