On April 25, 2018, the 2nd China (Lijiang) Health Qigong International Grand Prix opened at the foot of the beautiful Yulong Snow Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan province, China. The opening ceremony began in all the athletes performing Health Qigong Ba Duan Jin on the stage. The perfect coordination of Pipa solo played by Master Shang Tong and Health Qigong Da Wu performed by referees showed the seamless combination of Chinese traditional culture. The Zen dance performance brought everyone into a dreamlike realm.
This event was organized by Yunnan provincial Health Qigong Association and Yunnan provincial Health Qigong management center , undertaken by Lijiang international training base of Chinese Health Qigong Association, Lijiang training base of International Health Qigong Federation, Lijiang Shilian Culture Communication Co., Ltd., and supported by National Health Qigong management center of the State Sports Administration, International Health Qigong Federation, Chinese Health Qigong Association, Lijiang sports Development Center and Sports Commission Committee of Yulong Naxi Autonomous County ,Lijiang city. 12 teams from Turkey, Shanghai, Jiangxi, Yunnan, etc. participated in the Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing, Wu Qin Xi, Liu Zi Jue and Ba Duan Jin group and individual competitions.
Ma Liqiong, vice chairman of Yunnan Health Qigong management center, vice chairman and Secretary General of Yunnan Health Qigong Association, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. She said the China (Lijiang) International Health Qigong Grand Prix is the concrete embodiment of the inheritance and integration of national traditional culture, which aims to promote the internationalization, standardization of Health Qigong and meet the diversity of health needs of wide range of people at home and abroad as well as promote social stability and harmony. The activity has built an exchange platform for the Health Qigong enthusiasts and practitioners.