基地自成立以来积极开展丰富多彩的对外文化交流活动。截至 2020年 10月，已经成功承办了 15 届国际学生汉语武术夏令营（秋令营）和网络线上夏令营、接待了 30 余批国（境）外校长团（代表团），数千名来自英国、澳大利亚等 15 个国家和地区的校长和师生来校交流学习；陆续编写了《快乐武术学汉语（中英文对照）》（共 12 册）、《传统少林武术套路集成（中英文对照）》等一系列武术文化著作；基地精心打造极具中华传文化代表性的特色文化品牌——“武林汉韵”巡演、巡展、巡讲活动，融武术和民乐、舞蹈于一体，先后随国家主席习近平等国家领导人和教育部、外交部等部委领导到联合国总部以及美国、英国、俄罗斯、意大利、新西兰、爱尔兰、瑞典、南非、加纳、贝宁等近20个国家和地区，演出150余场，观众人数超过15万，曾被评为 2013 年第八届全球孔子学院大会优秀办学案例之特色文化活动品牌，成为 2013 河南涉外涉侨十件大事之一；基地与省内高校联合，培养培育一批既了解中原文化，具有中华才艺、少林武术、中医知识等基本素养，又掌握国际中文教学技能，具有跨文化交际能力的复合型国际中文教育人才，向20多个国家和地区外派武术和汉语教师600余人次；基地师生与塔沟教育集团学员一起多次参加奥运会、青奥会、亚运会等开闭幕式表演活动，先后 16 年参加中央电视台春节晚会。
An Introduction to Shaolin Wushu Base for International Promotion of Chinese Language
Songshan Shaolin Wushu College was established as an international base for the promotion of Shaolin martial arts in 2008, sponsored by a collaboration with the former Confucius Institute/National Hanban Headquarters of the China Ministry of Education, and the Henan Provincial Education Department.
Located in the tourist city of Dengfeng, famously known as the ‘land of martial arts’, the college has been part of the prestigious Shaolin Tagou Education Group for nearly 40 years. With martial arts as its specialty, it has led out in cooperating with colleges and universities in the province to develop a unique approach to Chinese studies that integrates martial arts with Chinese medicine and cross-cultural communication skills, to form a powerful combination of concepts that represent China to the world.These are known as the trio of “Chinese Culture “,Chinese Medicine”and “Chinese Martial Arts”.
Since its inception, the martial arts base at Songshan Shaolin Wushu College has actively carried out a variety of cultural exchanges with foreign countries. As of October 2020, they have successfully hosted 15 International Student Chinese Martial Arts Summer Camps (including an Autumn Camp) an Online Summer Camp, and welcomed more than 30 groups of foreign principal delegations to their campus.Thousands of principals and teachers from 15 countries and regions, including the UK and Australia, have come on exchanges , including the United States and Thailand.The veteran martial arts experts at the college have also written a series of martial arts cultural works, such as Happy Martial Arts Chinese (12 volumes in Chinese and English and Traditional Shaolin Martial Arts Integration (Chinese and English).
The base at Songshan Shaolin Wushu College has carefully built a distinctive approach to interfacing with Chinese culture in a way that genuinely connects one to the heart of all Chinese performing arts. Billed as “Wu Lin Han Yun ” this unique brand of performance by their touring groups combines martial arts, folk music, and traditional dance all in one spectacular exhibition.
The performing groups from Songshan Shaolin Wushu College have a long and distinguished history, including:
· Accompanying President Xi Jinping and other national leaders along with the Ministry of Education, Foreign Affairs and other ministries and departments to the United Nations Headquarters and the following countries: The United States, Britain, Russia, Italy, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, Ghana, Benin and nearly 20 other countries and regions, giving more than 150 performances to audiences of more than 150,000.
· Being named as one of the top cultural activities in China at the 8th Annual Global Confucius Institute Conference in 2013.
· Being rated as one of the top ten foreign-related events in Henan Province in 2013.
· Regularly performing in the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games, the Asian Games and other opening and closing ceremony performance activities. They are a standard part of the annual Chinese New Year Spring Festival Gala broadcast nationally by CCTV, and have participated in that celebration tradition for the past 16 years.
The martial arts base has joined with other universities in the province to cultivate a group of students who not only understand the famously historic Central Plains culture , but are talented cultural emissaries, Shaolin martial arts, Chinese medicine knowledge and other basic skills related to these fields. Additionally they master Chinese language-teaching skills for facilitating successful cross-cultural communication with international students.
Since the establishment of the China International Chinese Education Foundation in June 2020, the campus/martial arts base has rapidly adapted to changes in policy and the new world situation. On the basis pf many years of cooperation, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Health and Wellness Center in Arizona, jointly applied to the Foundation for the Construction of the Confucius Institute of Chinese Medicine in Arizona. At present, the Confucius Institute has been authorized to provide a new platform for the overseas dissemination of Chinese martial arts