Wing Chun gathering sets world record in Guangdong Published: 2013-8-9 17:50:46

A total of 5,000 people from around the world performed Wing Chun in Foshan, Guangdong province, on Thursday, setting a new world record for the number of people to practice the martial art at the same time.

The event was designed to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Yip Man, a Wing Chun master and teacher of Bruce Lee.

The 5,000 martial art fans ranged from a 6-year-old preschooler to an 86-year-old man. The number breaks the previous record of 3,167 people to practice Wing Chun together in Luocun, Foshan in 2010.

Wing Chun is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense specializing in close-range combat.

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