On April 11, 2019 to April 13, at the invitation of the 17th session of the Hong Kong International Martial Arts Festival, ECNUAS Martial Arts team sent 10 athletes to take part in the Hong Kong International Martial Arts Competition. The International Martial Arts Festival attracted more than 4,000 participants from 253 teams at home and abroad.
Before going to Hong Kong, the members of our school's martial arts team went through a four-month special training. Every afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30, the students sweat in the training field, to repeat the same action over and over again. In order to be able to ascend the champion's platform, they even will drill a movement ten times or hundred times.
Because this is the first time for students to participate in an international competition, our coach decided to take part in the competition in person to set an example and confidence for the children. After the teacher Li Chao won the first gold medal in this competition, the students were not to be outdone. With their long-term persistence and efforts, they won four gold MEDALS, two silver MEDALS and one bronze MEDAL in this competition, ranking top six in ten events. Meanwhile, our teacher Li Chao and the student Jin Yihan were nominated as Excellent coaches and Outstanding athletes by the organizing committee, and Hong Kong action star Qian Xiaohao was invited by the organizing committee as the guest to present the awards.
The 5-day and 4-night competition schedule has brought great harvest to the students, allowing them to see different styles of martial arts players and all kinds of martial arts equipments at home and abroad, which is of far-reaching significance for their future training. The end of a competition means the beginning of a new one, our martial arts team will continue to move forward, to achieve greater achievement for our school.
The achievement of the Martial Arts team encourages the players to keep on working and encourages the teachers and students. Their success tells us that success is not accidental, on the road to success we have to pay efforts and hardships, with faith, we strive forward, will be full of harvest.