After voting closes, an additional 2 finalists will be chosen from our applicant pool by our WildChina Explorer Grant 2017 partners, World Traveller and TOMS.
The applications of the five finalists will be reviewed by our panel of expert judges and the winner of the WildChina Explorer Grant 2017 will be announced on May 17th.
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China has a beautiful and rich history of martial arts. It is the birthplace of Kung Fu, which was later made world famous by Bruce Lee. Chris and his team’s Martial Arts Adventure will begin in the capital city of Beijing where they will train at the Great Wall. In Tai’an they will train in the shadow of Mount Tai, one of China’s most sacred Mountains. In Hangzhou, Chris and his team will meditate next to the still waters of the famous West Lake and in Hong Kong, they will train Shaolin in a small bustling fishing village next to the ocean.
Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing worldwide sport and Sanda is arguably the most effective martial art. However, very little is known about Sanda in the western world. Lack of rigorous competition and sparring has kept it in the shadow of Muay Thai – a martial art that has sprung incredible tourism in Thailand. Follow Arthur on his journey to learn about Sanda from its source.