Doing the splits at 87! Woman who took up Kung Fu to recover from debilitating stroke stretches out in impressive video
A remarkable video shows an 87-year-old woman completing the splits with ease after she took up Kung Fu to recover from a stroke.
Liu Xiuying from China raises her leg well above her head as she stretches against a pole near her home in Wuhan, in the Hubei Province.
She is then seen holding out her hands which she confidently kicks before completing the splits on the floor of her home.
Her eyes are also still clearly in great condition as Liu shows she can still get the thread through the eye of the needle without wearing glasses.
She also practices boxing, planting vegetables on her roof garden, and cooks all by herself.
This is all the more remarkably as a while ago Liu suffered from a stroke leaving her bed-ridden and completely dependent on her husband.
But after taking up Kung Fu she made a quick recovery and is now amazingly flexible.
The term Kung Fu refers to the martial arts of China.
According to legend the practice emerged around 4000 years ago in a semi-mythical dynasty under the Yellow Emperor.
STEW_SPEW, URANUS, New Zealand, 1 day ago
I didn’t realize old people could be so flexible
Batman Crime Fighter, Gotham Village Nottingham GB, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
I’D LIKE TO SEE HER IN THE RING WITH MIKE TYSON!
BamBamBam, New York, United States, 1 day ago
I first thought those were recent photos of Madonna.