David Beckham wasn't exactly kung-fu fighting as he enjoyed a kick about with children at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on Tuesday.

The former England captain was in China to continue his role as soccer ambassador for the country.

In March, China named 38-year-old Beckham as its ambassador for the country's football league in a bid to revive the game's image following a match-fixing scandal.

Now retired from professional football, Beckham's second trip to the Far East this year will see him observe games and attend charitable events, as well as participating in light-hearted games with youngsters.

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  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    NANJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: (CHINA OUT) Fans cheer as David Beckham visits Jiangsu Sainty Football Club at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    NANJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham arrives at Jiangsu Sainty Football Club on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    NANJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham meets with Jiangsu Sainty Group president Dong Qibin at Jiangsu Sainty Football Club on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    NANJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham talks with Jiangsu Sainty head coach Dragan Okuka (R) during a training session with Jiangsu Sainty players at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    NANJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham kicks a ball during a training session with Jiangsu Sainty players at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham plays football with children at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham plays football with children at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham walks with young fans at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham looks on during a training session with Jiangsu Sainty players at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham poses with young fans at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham plays football with young children at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham plays football with children at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham plays football with children at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham looks on during a training session with Jiangsu Sainty players at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham in action during a training session with Jiangsu Sainty players at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham walks with young fans at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Visits China - Day 2

    NANJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham plays football with children fans at at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)