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    The Swordsman: How Martial Arts Cinema Cuts into Western World

    Read my latest article for UNESCO ICM: The Swordsman: How Martial Arts Cinema Cuts into Western World.

    UNESCO ICM is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement based in the Republic of Korea. I am very proud to be able to contribute to UNESCO ICM's newsletter. I am also proud to be translated into Korean for the first time.




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    The Kung Fu Nuns

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    ICM is pleased to announce the following Prize Winner for the 『UNESCO-ICM 2021 Martial Arts Education Prize』.

    ○ Prize Winner: The Kung Fu Nuns of Drukpa, from India.
    ○ Activities
    The Kung Fu Nuns have:
    - trained and practiced Kung Fu, to build strength and nurture self-defense skills breaking an old decree of Drukpa lineage of banning nuns from exercising;
    - harnessed their martial arts skills and strengths to serve the world and actively participated in solving community issues (e.g. Search & rescue missions after Nepal Earthquakes of 2015 etc.);
    - taught Kung Fu and organized workshops for young girls and women in Himalayan region to empower and protect them from extreme sexism, violence against women which are prevalent in the region; and
    - contributed to harmonizing diverse religions.

    We would like to convey our sincere gratitude to all of participants who applied for the Prize this year, and appreciate your dedication in sustainable development and peace using martial arts education.

    We hope for your continued support and participation next year as well.
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    UNESCO prize for world-acclaimed Kung Fu Nuns


    Updated At: Oct 20, 2021 04:50 PM (IST)

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    New Delhi, Oct 20

    The world-renowned Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa order of Buddhism has won the prestigious Martial Arts Education Prize 2021 from the UNESCO International Centre for Martial Arts for their brave acts of service.

    The prize recognises the Kung Fu Nuns' heroic acts of service and championing of gender equality across the Himalayas.

    Through martial arts, the Drukpa nuns empower young girls to defend themselves, build confidence, and take on leadership roles in their communities.

    This award from UNESCO ICM also recognises the Kung Fu Nuns' work in Indian and Nepali communities hit especially hard by the pandemic, leaving many marginalised groups in need of supplies and education.

    The Kung Fu Nuns hail from the Drukpa Lineage of Indian Buddhism and began learning Kung Fu to build strength and confidence.

    They now use those skills to serve others through unimaginable acts of bravery -- from their recent 2,500 km "Bicycle Yatra for Peace" from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Ladakh, India, to speak out against human trafficking, to their refusal to evacuate after the 2015 Nepal earthquake in order to deliver critical aid to neglected regions.

    Adept in both weaponry and hand-to-hand combat, they have begun a self-defence training initiative for young girls in the Himalayas, where violence against women is rarely reported.

    With over 700 Drukpa nuns in the ranks, there is a long waiting list of women and girls who want to join them.

    The Kung Fu Nuns have transformed the way the Himalayans view not only nuns, but women. Their Kung Fu demonstrations draw audiences in the tens of thousands, inspiring a new generational mindset that women can do anything.

    Through their acts of service, and by setting an example of empowerment for the marginalised, the young Kung Fu Nuns have become heroes in their own right.

    Their efforts were honoured with several prestigious international awards. The nuns are recipient of the Atlantic Council's prestigious Unsung Heroes Award 2020 and the Asia Society's Game Changer Award 2019. They were also finalists for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize for their humanitarianism in the Himalayas. IANS
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    I'm so proud of this.

    World-renowned Kung Fu nuns win UNESCO prize for Martial Arts education
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    Provided by The Statesman World-renowned Kung Fu nuns win UNESCO prize for Martial Arts education
    The world-renowned Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa order of Buddhism have won the prestigious Martial Arts Education Prize 2021 from the UNESCO International Centre for Martial Arts for their brave acts of service.


    The prize recognizes the Kung Fu Nuns’ heroic acts of service and championing gender equality across the Himalayas.

    Through martial arts, the Drukpa nuns empower young girls to defend themselves, build confidence, and take on leadership roles in their communities.

    This award from UNESCO ICM also recognizes the Kung Fu Nuns’ work in Indian and Nepali communities hit especially hard by the pandemic, leaving many marginalized groups in need of supplies and education.

    The Kung Fu Nuns hail from the Drukpa Lineage of Indian Buddhism and began learning Kung Fu to build strength and confidence.

    They now use those skills to serve others through unimaginable acts of bravery — from their recent 2,500 km “Bicycle Yatra for Peace” from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Ladakh, India, to speak out against human trafficking, to their refusal to evacuate after the 2015 Nepal earthquake in order to deliver critical aid to neglected regions.

    Adept in both weaponry and hand-to-hand combat, they have begun a self-defence training initiative for young girls in the Himalayas, where violence against women is rarely reported.

    With over 700 Drukpa nuns in the ranks, there is a long waiting list of women and girls who want to join them.

    The Kung Fu Nuns have transformed the way the Himalayans view not only nuns but women. Their Kung Fu demonstrations draw audiences in the tens of thousands, inspiring a new generational mindset that women can do anything.

    Through their acts of service, and by setting an example of empowerment for the marginalized, the young Kung Fu Nuns have become heroes in their own right.

    Their efforts were honoured with several prestigious international awards. The nuns are recipients of the Atlantic Council’s prestigious Unsung Heroes Award 2020 and the Asia Society’s Game Changer Award 2019. They were also finalists for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize for their humanitarianism in the Himalayas.

    (With IANS inputs)

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    UNESCO prize for world-acclaimed Kung Fu Nuns The world-renowned Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa order of Buddhism has won the prestigious Martial Arts Education Prize 2021 from the UNESCO International Centre for Martial Arts for their brave acts of service.


    By : Sentinel Digital Desk | 20 Oct 2021 6:54 PM
    NEW DELHI: The world-renowned Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa order of Buddhism has won the prestigious Martial Arts Education Prize 2021 from the UNESCO International Centre for Martial Arts for their brave acts of service. The prize recognises the Kung Fu Nuns' heroic acts of service and championing of gender equality across the Himalayas. Through martial arts, the Drukpa nuns empower young girls to defend themselves, build confidence, and take on leadership roles in their communities. This award from UNESCO ICM also recognises the Kung Fu Nuns' work in Indian and Nepali communities hit especially hard by the pandemic, leaving many marginalized groups in need of supplies and education.

    The Kung Fu Nuns hail from the Drukpa Lineage of Indian Buddhism and began learning Kung Fu to build strength and confidence. They now use those skills to serve others through unimaginable acts of bravery from their recent 2,500 km "Bicycle Yatra for Peace" from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Ladakh, India, to speak out against human trafficking, to their refusal to evacuate after the 2015 Nepal earthquake in order to deliver critical aid to neglected regions. Adept in both weaponry and hand-to-hand combat, they have begun a self-defence training initiative for young girls in the Himalayas, where violence against women is rarely reported.

    With over 700 Drukpa nuns in the ranks, there is a long waiting list of women and girls who want to join them. The Kung Fu Nuns have transformed the way the Himalayans view not only nuns, but women. Their Kung Fu demonstrations draw audiences in the tens of thousands, inspiring a new generational mindset that women can do anything. Through their acts of service, and by setting an example of empowerment for the marginalized, the young Kung Fu Nuns have become heroes in their own right.

    Their efforts were honoured with several prestigious international awards. The nuns are recipient of the Atlantic Council's prestigious Unsung Heroes Award 2020 and the Asia Society's Game Changer Award 2019. They were also finalists for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize for their humanitarianism in the Himalayas. (IANS)

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