China to clean up self-proclaimed kung fu masters

“The Chinese Wushu Association has appealed to all the country’s martial artists to maintain self-discipline, and avoid hyping themselves up as “masters” or becoming involved in other violations.

The association published a proposal on strengthening self-discipline and promoting martial arts culture on its website, calling on all practitioners to unite, abide by the ethics of ancient martial arts, abide by the rules, and work together to promote Chinese martial arts, an excellent traditional culture also known as wushu.

The proposal asked martial arts practitioners not to give themselves titles such as “kung fu master”, “authentic master” and “legacy inheritor”, and not to counterfeit certificates attesting to their alleged prowess.”


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