Shaolin Kung Fu
Shaolin Kung Fu (Chinese: 少林功夫 ), also called Shaolin Wushu (少林武術 ), is among the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts. Known in Chinese as Shaolinquan , it originated and was developed in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan province, China. , also known as Shaolin martial arts, is one of the famous martial arts . It has a long history and profound influence, is an important part of the traditional martial arts China. Began about Northern Wei. Chronicles continue some development, spur widespread throughout the country, modern and gradually spread overseas .The most prominent feature of Shaolin Kungfu is "chan wu he yi", namely the chan wu he yi, practicing meditation, so there are "Zen martial arts".
China Shaolin kung fu is one of the greatest forms of martial arts that has gained a lot of popularity in the recent past. It's movements are rapid, quick and forceful. This martial art demands energy, rapid and forceful actions.For one, it has produced great masters in the history of China and also boasts a variety of techniques and philosophies that increase the spiritual growth in both young children and adults. In fact, shaolin martial arts also involve training on culture tradition and helps students deepen their knowledge about "the Chinese way." Our students love and appreciate learning this wonderful art and taking advantage of all its benefits.
“All the Kungfus in this world are from Shaolin”, this statement is spread widely in the field of of Wushu, the fame of Shaolin Kung Fu Vrests on the propound and exquisite connotation.
After continuous deliberation, practice, summarizing and promotion from generation to generation, Shaolin Kungfu has developed into a world famous Kungfu with rich contents and excellent skills. The powerful, might and mystery of Shaolin Kungfu lies in the following aspects.
Shaolin Kungfu is so splendid, so profound, so exquisite and so deep that numerous people make fuss . therefore much permanence and hard-working are needed to master it. The magic skills of Shaolin Kungfu first come from long time permanent practice.
The profound cultural connotation expressed in Shaolin Kung Fu is fundamentally endowed by the wisdom of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Shaolin Gongfu is in the first place, the expression of a deeper spiritual goal and secondarily in the pursuit for superhuman strength. The desire for transcendental strength and wisdom are at the core of Shaolin Chan Buddhism.
Wu is a kind of inherited technology in ancient military war. Practising Wushu can strengthen one’s health and defend against the enemy’s attack. It is the guidance and guarantee of human material civilization for martial practitioners to take “stop invasion” as the technical guidance and lead them to enter the traditional way of Enlightenment (Wuhua) to understand the objective laws of man, nature and society.
Shaolin Quan is the short form for ‘Shaolin Temple Boxing Techniques’. As a means of spiritual discipline, it has been integrated into hundreds of schools, Chan Buddhist influence guiding the wisdom behind it. ‘Shaolin Boxing’ includes not only the ‘Shaolin’ boxing styles such as ‘Tiger Boxing’, ‘Controlling-evil Boxing’ and ‘Liuhe Boxing’ , etc.
Wu is the embodiment of wisdom, Savvy is roughly equivalent to the wisdom of Buddhism. It’s the part revealed in the wisdom of nature. It can touch by analogy, smell one and know one hundred, and quickly understand the truth of an abstract thing. Practicing martial arts also needs to be Savvy.
Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Characteristics
Shaolin Kung Fu, like all of the kung fu styles, is primarily a striking style of martial art that utilizes kicks, blocks, and punches to stop attackers. One thing that is pervasive in kung fu is the sheer beauty of the forms they practice, as well as the mixture of open and closed hand, strikes to defend against attackers. During routine drilling, several movements must be finished in a coherent and rapid manner. This helps to build speed. A firm form is the main focuses in Chinese Shaolin Monastery kung fu Boxing. However, flexibility is also emphasized in this martial art. Flexibility follows firmness. “Moving like the wind and be able to stand like a peg”
Shaolin boxing training teaches the action of forward momentum, retreat motions, and how to react and punch directly in front of you. With this style, it is paramount that the body remains not too straight and to keep all forward and backward motion natural. Foot technique must be stable but flexible, and eye technique requires staring at your opponent’s eyes while practicing calm and quiet breathing. It is said that Shaolin boxing forms need to be “fast as a flash and a spin. Like a turning wheel. A stance like a pine and a jump like a fly.”
Shaolin Kungfu encompasses complete technical and theoretical system, with martial arts and techniques as its major form of expression, and Buddhism belief and Chan wisdom as the cultural connotation.