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Shanghai Chin Woo Athletic Federation

Detailed Introduction to Shanghai Chin Woo Athletic Federation

Contact:Liu Liping

Phone:0086-21??- 63830996 63241162

E-mail:chinwooliu@163.com

Address: No. 30, Alley 1702, North Sichuan Road, Shanghai 200080

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Transport: Take Metro Line 3 to Dongbaoxing Road Station, go down Dongbaoxing Road, pass by North Sichuan Road, and enter the entrance of Alley 125 on Dongbaoxing Road Take Metro Line 4 or 10 or Bus 167, 21, 939, etc.


Shanghai Chin Woo Athletic Federation is a public sports organization with an important place in China’s modern sports history and far-reaching impact.

It was founded in 1910 on the initiative of members of Tong Meng Hui (Chinese Revolutionary League) Chen Qimei, Nong Jinsun and Huo Yuanjia (previously named Chin Woo Gymnastics School). At its inception, Shanghai Chin Woo Athletic Federation established its purpose of “physical, intellectual and moral education” and the Chin Woo spirits of “patriotism, self-cultivation, righteousness and helpfulness”, displaying its clear-cut patriotic thoughts and national spirits. As it advocates cultivation of both civil and martial virtues, it becomes a public sports organization with influence and an important place in modern sports history, and is highly recognized by Mr. Sun Yat-sen, forerunner of China's democratic revolution. In 1919, Mr. Sun Yat-sen wrote the preface of The Records of Chin Woo and made a plaque with the engraved with “martial spirits” at the tenth anniversary of the federation. In 1950, Mayor Chen Yi donated an inscription of “Soldier Comforting Model” to the federation as commendation. Chin Woo Sports was listed among the first batch of intangible cultural heritage by Shanghai Municipal Government in 2007 and Chin Woo Martial Arts was listed into national intangible cultural heritage in 2014.

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