No. 8 Danjiangkou, Hubei Province
Danjiangkou city is situated in Shiyang City, Hubei Province. The city is reputed as the cradle of Wudang Kung Fu Sect. Wudang Mountain in Danjiangkou city may be the most famous Taoist holy site in China as well as in the world. The Wudang martial arts are a treasure of Chinese Kung Fu culture. It was created by Zhang Sangfeng, a semi-legendary taoist in China, during the late Yuan Dynasty and the early Ming Dynasty. Zhang Sangfeng originated the Wudan Neijia Boxing which is a perfect combination of both Kung Fu and methods of health preservation.
No.9 Huaiyang, Henan Province
Huaiyang County, situated in Zhoukou City of Henan Province, can be said to be the birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu. Legend has it the about 6,000 years ago, the first of the Three Sovereigns of ancient China, Fu Xi set his capital in Wanqie, the present Huaiyang. It was Fu Xi who devised the Diagrams of Yin and Yang or the positive and negative, which became Chinese Kung Fu’s theoretical foundation. Fu Xi did not just created weapons, but also set up systematic routines for fighting moves. Today, there are over 20 Kung Fu styles in Huaiyang and more than 300,000 local citizens practice Kung Fu.
No.10 Bozhou, Anhui Province
Bozhou City is located in northwestern Anhui Province. It is an ancient city with a history of over 3,000 years. The city is well-known as the hometown of famous martial art forms-Liuhebafa Chuan, Muslim-Style Xiyang Fist-fighting and Wuqinxi. Among them, the most historical one is Wuqinxi, which is also called Five Animal Frolics, with a history of over 1,800 years. It was founded by Hua Tuo, a highly-skilled Chinese physician in Eastern Han Dynasty. The five animals are the deer, bear, tiger, crane and the monkey. Wuqinxi was deigned for health-building as a Qi Gong exercise. It is now very popular both in domestic and aboard. There are over 100,000 practitioners of Wuqinxi just in Bozhou City. Besides, the Liuhebafa Chuan or Six Harmonies Eight Methods Boxing has also a long history of more than 1,000 years, and it was founded by Chen Chuan, a legendary Taoist sage.