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Kung Fu

Kung Fu, also known as Gong Fu or Wushu, is a deep and ancient Chinese martial art that includes a variety of fighting techniques, forms, and philosophies.

Kung Fu – Wushu

Kung Fu is a classic Chinese martial art, also known as Wushu.

Chinese Wushu, often known as Chinese martial arts, is an ancient discipline of physical, mental, and spiritual development.

An ancient type of exercise that is still popular today.

Combining various forms of self-defense, health maintenance, and martial arts with ancient Chinese philosophy and culture.

Shaolin Temple Roots

kung fu girl flying kick

Chinese martial arts training is divided into two parts:

1. the physical movements and

2. the philosophical/spiritual principles.

Kung Fu is divided into styles such as;

Shaolin,

Tai Chi, and

Wing Chun,

each having its own set of techniques and philosophies; with one common denominator which is  Qi or Qigong.

Kung Fu, also known as Gong Fu or Wushu, is a comprehensive and ancient Chinese martial art that includes a variety of fighting techniques, forms, and principles.

Striking, kicking, grappling, and weaponry are all part of the training, as is a strong focus on discipline, self-control, and respect.

Kung Fu practitioners not only improve their physical strength and agility but also their mental focus and spiritual awareness.

Kung Fu is divided into styles, such as Shaolin, Tai Chi, and Wing Chun, each having its own set of techniques and philosophies.

It is a holistic method for self-defense, physical wellness, and personal growth, not just a combat skill.

Peng Nan & Liang Dong Sheng
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Kung Fu Past & Present

The Shaolin Monks are considered to be the founding fathers of Kung Fu martial arts.

Today Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art used as a sport, self-defense, or healing.

It is a form of self-defense that uses a combination of kicks, punches, blocks, and other techniques.

Kung Fu has been popularized in modern times through movies and television shows.

It is used in mixed martial arts competitions and is a popular form of exercise.

Kung Fu is based on principles of balance, agility, and precision.

Through practice and dedication, practitioners can develop speed, power, and accuracy.

Kung Fu also focuses on building inner strength and discipline.

kung fu girl with sword

Kung Fu Philosophy

In ancient China, a well-known scholar went to a master and asked to be trained in spiritual matters. The master poured tea into the scholar’s cup and continued to pour until the cup was overflowing. The scholar was taken aback and informed the master that the cup was overflowing. “Your mind is like this cup, full and overflowing with your own ideas,” the master said, pointing to the overflowing tea. So, if you want to study with me, first empty your cup (mind) so that it can take what is being poured.” The lesson here is to keep an open mind and refrain from passing judgment until you have learned enough to appraise what you have or have not gained.

 

To yield does not mean that one is weak. In achieving ambition, the self should not take leave from humanity.

Shifu Liang Dong Sheng (in honor of my late Grand Master Peng Nan)

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