The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), located at Oldest Congo Town will host a “night performance” of Chinese martial arts today.
Beginning at 6:00pm, martial arts practitioners from the Liberia National Wushu Association (LNWA), the Chinese Police Unit of UNMIL and others will participate in the ceremony.
The martial arts performance will climax the Chinese Scholarships for the 2015/2016 beneficiaries’ farewell reception program.
Ambassador Zhang Yue, Educational and Youth and Sports Minister George Werner and Eugene Nagbe will be among several speakers.
A flag dancing and fighting show and the martial arts performances will follow the speeches.
Chinese UNMIL Police will kick off the martial arts performance followed by the Liberian wushu fighters under the guidance of retired heavy weight taekwondo master, Junior Russian Pewee.
Other performances will include the weapons and equipments, taiji, hard qigong, martial arts and nunchaku.
Liberian martial arts practitioners will intersperse with the Chinese Police Unit and civilian Chinese nationals.
LNWA president Pratt said the ceremony will formally create awareness of the new Chinese martial arts in the country as well as seek moral, technical and financial support from the Chinese Embassy.
Liberia Wushu was founded on February 11, 2011 and was accredited by the International Wushu Federation (IWF) on November 15, 2011 at its 11th Congress on October 9, 2011.
Former Taekwondo heavy fighter and champion, Master Russian Junior Pewee is the vice president for training and chief master/chief trainer.