Chinese Kungfu kicks Muscovites' new year into motion

Padang ekspres-MOSCOW, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Panting, puffing but still persevering, about a score of Muscovites, dressed in black T-shirts printed with Chinese "Shaolin" characters, sweat it out on Chinese Kungfu moves for their first lesson with a Master in the New Year.

Chinese Shaoling martial arts enthusiasts attend their class with the master Shi Yanbin at the Russian Shaolin Martial Arts Learning Center in Moscow, capital of Russia, Jan. 10, 2010. The Russian Shaolin Martial Arts Learning Center, founded in 1999, is the only educational and training agency designated here by the famed China's Songshan Shaolin Temple. Around 1,000 students, between the ages of 5 and 70, currently study at the center. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Chinese Shaoling martial arts enthusiasts attend their class with the master Shi Yanbin at the Russian Shaolin Martial Arts Learning Center in Moscow, capital of Russia, Jan. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)
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The Chinese martial arts enthusiasts met together on Sunday, the last of a ten-day New Year break, with their master Shi Yanbinin a spacious rented hall at the All-Russian Exhibition center in northern Moscow.

The Russian Shaolin Martial Arts Learning Center, founded in 1999, was the only educational and training agency designated by the famed China's Songshan Shaolin Temple. Around 1,000 students, between the ages of 5 and 70, currently study at the center. Read More.......

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