Chinese kids training for circus

See that little Chinese girl in the video? She kicks your ass. Whatcha gonna do now? Cry like a baby, or train harder?
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Chinese kids training for circus

Post by Vagabond » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:52 pm

This is an old documentary where you can see Cai Yong, one of the best hand balancers in the world, being trained as a child. For many years, this video wasn't available publicly (not for free at least). This is legendary stuff, and shows how hard the Chinese train to become as good as they are.



For reference, this was Cai Yong a couple of years after the documentary was filmed:


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Re: Chinese kids training for circus

Post by Massimo Kokhno » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:48 pm

Thank you for sharing the video, those kids had some very intense training.

Interesting to see Cai Yong do some of the same moves as a kid and as a grown up, like the slide from splits to standing, and his one arm elbow lever to one arm handstand evolved from kipping to pure strength only.

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Re: Chinese kids training for circus

Post by Vagabond » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:38 am

Yeah, exactly! He was trained for a specific act, and he kept it up over time. It works and it earns him a living, right?

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Re: Chinese kids training for circus

Post by DanW » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:00 am

Awesome!! thanks for sharing!