On November 5th, sponsored by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and organized by the School of Wushu, Shanghai University of Sport (SUS), the closing ceremony of the 2022 SUS Online Wushu Training Program for High-level Wushu Coaches in the One Belt and One Road Regions (hereinafter referred to as SUS Online Wushu Training Program) was successfully concluded at the Sports Exchange Center of SUS. Pan Qin, Deputy CPC Secretary of SUS, Shen Jia, Director of International Exchange Department of SUS, Liu Mingsheng, CPC Secretary of School of Wushu of SUS, Zhu Dong, Vice Dean of School of Wushu of SUS and representatives of teachers and volunteers attended the closing ceremony. 54 participants from 22 different countries participated in the event through the online platform.
Pan Qin, deputy CPC secretary of SUS, concluded in his closing speech that this program is an international Wushu training covering martial arts techniques, theory and culture. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and the International Wushu Federation for their strong support. Mr. Pan stressed that this program aims to promote exchanges with people from other countries on martial arts and encourage martial arts to go to the world. He put forward his expectations on this program.
At the closing ceremony, videos reviewing the 2022 SUS Online Wushu Training Program we replayed, showing the progress and achievements of the students. Those videos recorded wonderful moments of coaching and learning. Xi Bingsi, the coach of Broadsword and sticktechniques courses,expressed that he gained experience of communicating with international participantsin the coaching process.He hoped that Wushu and Chinese culture couldbe further integrated and the iradvantagesbe leveraged so as to better convey the spirit of Wushu.Prof.Zhu Dong, the ViceDean,also extended his wishes and gratitude to the Wushu participants, and encouraged them to know, appreciate and spread Chinese culture while learning Wushu skills. The volunteers expressed their great honor to participate in the“one belt and one road initiative”program and their gratitude for the opportunity toimproveand hone their skills. They warmly welcomed foreign friends to come to SUS for face-to-face exchanges. Students expressed their recognitionon the program viathe online platform, and thanked the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and the International Wushu Federation for providing them with this precious learning opportunity.
As a volunteer,Shen Cejin mentioned in his speech that all the members who participated in the program worked very hard.Thanks to the passion of the students,the dedication of the staff and the careful guidance of the coaches, the program was held successfully.He also felt the significance of this event-connecting the world with martial arts and communicating with the world.Together for Wushu and a better furture.
Liu Mingsheng,CPC Secretary of School of Wushu, SUS, Shen Jia, Director of International Exchange Department, and Zhu Dong, ViceDean of School of Wushu, presented awards to outstanding volunteers.Mr.Liu Mingsheng announced the successful conclusion of the closing ceremony. Overseas students expressed their gratitude and support for the eventviathe online platform, and all of them said goodbye with a fist salute.Asa Chinese saying goes, if you have friends who know your heart, distance cannot keep you apart, so no matter how far apart we are, martial arts can bring us together.The 2022 SUS Online Wushu Training Program for High-level Wushu Coaches in the One Belt and One Road Regions are concluded and welook forward to meeting overseas friends again.
We have received lots of thanks and recognitions from overseas students after the closing ceremony, showing the love of martial arts from overseas students and their recognition of the program. Some students commented,“We will share opportunities andforward invitations to our friends when there are new events in the future. We are like brothers and sisters and we hope to learn more about martial arts from each other. I am very grateful to the SUS and International Wushu Federation for providing us with this excellent opportunity.”Some students said that they were reluctant to come to the end the course, and they were honored toacquiresuch valuable knowledge.They looked forward to meeting friends again next year. Some students even praised, "Victory belongs to you!Best wishes to theorganizers and volunteers. I love China,I love Chinese people and Chinese culture. Their sincerity and appreciation showed the success of the program and drove usto forge ahead.
Text by: Xiao Jingjing
Photographer: Fu Xiu Ling Hao, Xia Jinsheng, Chen Qingqing
Submitted by:School ofWushu