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Book introduces traditional Chinese exercise to kids

Updated: 2021-08-12 10:50 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Ba Duan Jin Exercise for Children (Shao Er Ba Duan Jin), a new book published by the Beijing Sport University Press, introduces to young readers one of the most popular traditional fitness exercises. Ba duan jin has been cherished by Chinese people for centuries and is almost as popular as tai chi nowadays in China and other parts of the world, especially for seniors. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The Beijing Sport University Press has recently published the simplified Chinese character edition of Ba Duan Jin Exercise for Children (Shao Er Ba Duan Jin).

"With this book, the very first of its kind, we are trying to make ba duan jin, a typical Chinese fitness exercise, accessible to youngsters in China and abroad," said Hu Xiaofei, the chief compiler of the book and a professor in traditional Chinese sports studies with the Beijing Sport University.

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