China has a very well developed martial arts and acrobatic direction. There are various institutions for the education of children. Today we look at the training of future members of the acrobatic troupe «Fei Yan» from Changsha (Hunan Province, China). Education of young acrobats runs daily from 8:10 to 11:30 and 14:00 to 17:30.
Education is free. After the children will conclude a full contract and will become members of the troupe, they will get paid.
Every day, students perform a series of standard movements and exercises. Children need to bring their skills to perfection. The leader of the troupe Han Keting says most children start to train from their 8 years.
It is believed that the so-called “golden time” for acrobats lasts from 16 to 20 years. When children cross the threshold of 20 years, their skills become “low”, the body ceases to obey perfectly.