Hong Kong: Kung Fu training centre sees demand spike after Yuen Long train attack

An increasing number of people are enrolling in classes at a martial arts centre in Hong Kong, following the July 21 attack on commuters and anti-government protesters by masked men in Yuen Long train station. Muay Thai coach Tomi Lau, a Kung Fu instructor at the centre, confirmed that since the event the requests for Kung Fu training are in higher demand. Lau's centre was inundated with emails... Еще, with inquiries about Muay Thai now outpacing those for fitness classes. «Their questions are focusing on how to protect themselves, most of them want to learn some self-defence tactics and skills,» he explained. At least 45 people were injured in the incident on July 21, after around a hundred armed and masked men attacked commuters and anti-government protesters inside the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station of Yuen Long. The incident took place as Hong Kong has been hit by weeks of mass protests after the government tried to introduce a now-suspended bill that would have allowed for the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China to face trial.

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