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00:00:02
>> Kung Fu fighter Ren Ruzhi regularly takes on an opponent five times his weight.>>
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In a short moment, concentrate all your power on one point and wrestle it to the ground.
00:00:21
Only a few fighters take on the sport here in the small Chinese city of Jiaxing. Ren says his career of choice worries his mother, but he claims he's never been hurt.>>
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> Yes, it is true that there is blood and gore in Spanish bullfighting, and it's certainly very violent. But in Chinese bullfighting, we cannot deny that during this process, the bulls experience pain.
00:00:39
Why? Because we are often together, performing together on the same stage.>> Once inside the ring, fighters have three minutes to take the bull down. Bullfighting dates back centuries in China, a tradition of the Hui minority. But Ren's coach Han Haihua is credited with turning it into a sport and adding in the Kung Fu.
00:01:01
Han says he's trained hundreds of bullfighters. He describes his mix of martial arts and wrestling as explosive power.>>
00:01:18
>> But where Han sees a proud tradition, animal rights activists see cruel entertainment.>>
00:01:36
There are certainly physical and psychological effects on them.>> Han denies his high impact technique is cruelty. He claims the animals are specially trained, even taught their own moves. And says they're better treated than bulls in Spain.