Iron & Silk Themes

Mark Salzman
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Martial Arts

Mark Salzman is intrigued with China and the Chinese culture early in life. His parents recognize his interest early on and enroll him in a kung fu school. At the school, he has his first lessons in wushu, one of the many Chinese martial art forms. After arriving in the Hunan Province of South Central China to teach English, Mark does not abandon his love for martial arts. In fact, being in China, he is in the heart of the martial arts world and his love for the sport only grows. He is determined to develop his knowledge and skills.

When Mark first visits the Sports Unit, he observes several presentations by the Hunan Provincial Wushu Troupe. He is impressed by their skills and dedication and aspires to achieve their level of perfection.

Perhaps due to his dedication and obvious love for the sport, one of the...

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