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Shaolin Temple to host world martial arts competition

The Shaolin Temple is to hold a world martial arts competition, said abbot Shi Yongxin during the closing ceremony of a Zen activity, reported.

Shi said masters of martial arts and meditation of different styles and schools can use the event, on a date to be set, to compete against and learn from one another.

They will compete in set patterns, stunts and sanshou (free-hand fighting). A martial arts forum will also be included.