Ecco il testo di un articolo dell’ottobre 2009 in cui una rivista di arti marziali parla del maestro Gianni de Nittis in viaggio in Cina dall’Italia per imparare il Kung Fu
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Gianni De Nittis from Italy learning Kungfu in China
da the Global Kungfu We – autore Hallie Wan
October 17, 2009, Beijing “Global Kungfu Cup” Youth Amateur Wushu Competition was going on smoothly, attracting fans from around the world here to observe and make exchanges of martial arts. Italian martial coach Gianni De Nittis was one of them.
Gianni De Nittis is a lover for Chinese traditional Kungfu. He began learning Kungfu as young , with Chen Li Sheng as his first Wushu teacher. Then he went around the globe in search of Kungfu masters for study of various styles of martial arts . He is good at Choy Lei Fut, Chen style Tai Chi, Sun-style Bagua Chang, Wing Chun, Xing Yi Quan, and Routines, etc. In 1997, Nittis founded Wu Wei Traditional Chinese Kung Fu Association in Italy, committed himself to teaching of Chinese martial arts. The main prupose of Nittis’s trip to Beijing from Italy is to call on Master Sun Zhijun, the disciple of Sun-style Ba Gua Chang, and Mr. Wang Deming, the famous Wushu coach in China.
Yesterday, after a tiring trip flying through Florida of America to Beijing, Nittis rushed to Shi Jing Shan Gymnasium as soon as he learned that there would going to be a Wushu competition in the morning. When the match started, his attention is focused on center of the venue. He said that it was so lucky for him being able to come to China personally and watching this kind of competitions. Seeing so many youth and children who love the traditional martial arts in China, he was deeply impressed. Through observing the participants’ imposing and vigorous Shaolin boxing, or smooth and elegant tai chi performance, I thought I could learn many things from the youngsters of China. The traditional Chinese martial arts, as the quintessence of Chinese culture, needs the efforts of the whole world to conserve and promote, Nittis said. And he also hoped to make communication and exchanges with more Kungfu lovers.