#9 Huaiyang, Henan 河南淮阳

#9 Huaiyang, Henan 河南淮阳

Today, Huaiyang boasts more than 20 martial art styles which are practiced by over 300,000 local people.

It can be said that Huaiyang County, located in Zhoukou City of Henan Province is the birthplace of Chinese martial arts. Legend has it that Fu Xi, the first of the Three Sovereigns of ancient China, set his capital in Wanqiu, today's Huaiyang, some 6,000 years ago. Fu Xi devised the Eight Diagrams of Yin and Yang (the positive and negative), which later became the theoretical foundation of Chinese martial arts. He not only invented weapons, but also developed fighting moves into systematic routines. Today, Huaiyang boasts more than 20 martial art styles which are practiced by over 300,000 local people. The Fu Xi bagua is one of China's rarest and most treasured boxing styles.

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