Teaching Chinese Kung Fu on Wechat
As with all masters, the number of students they can teach is relatively limited and of course restricted by the region in which they live. China is a huge country and in order to make his skills available to more people, the idea arose to make use of WeChat.
It was actually Zhao’s business partner Liu Xin, who made the suggestion and it took some persuasion to convince Zhao of its merits. WeChat was the obvious platform to use for Zhao as his target audience is within China and other platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are currently censored in the country.
So, with the WeChat platform set up, Zhao and Liu Xin set about breaking his martial arts down into bite-size sections which could be clearly demonstrated to people online through either video’s or pictures. The idea was that students could watch the visuals and then attempt to replicate what they were seeing, whilst asking Zhao any questions they may have through the platform.
Despite his initial reservations, Zhao has actually found the WeChat group a very effective way of sharing his ideas with a broader range of students from places right across China.