01 May '11, 6am

Singapore could have taken part in World Tai Chi Day on Saturday, but we made other countries do it instead.

Singapore could have taken part in World Tai Chi Day on Saturday, but we made other countries do it instead.

Members of the Wushu school in Havana perform on April 30, 2011 at a square of Havana to celebrate the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. -- PHOTO: AFP HAVANA - IT WAS World Tai Chi day on Saturday, and in old Havana's San Francisco Plaza, more than 200 brightly attired Cubans of all ages showed off their skill in the ancient martial art-turned exercise. Dressed in white, green, blue, red, yellow and black, Cubans practiced the slow and steady movements of the ancient Chinese art form. There are more than 5,000 Tai Chi practitioners in Cuba, as well as a Cuban School of Wushu, located in Havana's Chinatown district, said the school's director, Roberto Vargas Li. After the school was established in 1995, said Li, Tai Chi spread rapidly throughout the country. Li said there are some 200 older Cubans who have reached a high level of Tai Chi mastery, and often act as instructors. M...

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