Kung Fu or more accurately, “Wushu” (war arts), is a blanket term referring to a broad range of traditional Chinese martial arts. Kung Fu is inextricably linked to Chinese history, culture and identity. Kung Fu has a multitude of origins, lineages and varieties, combining temple styles (most well-known being Shaolin & Wudang), “family” or village styles, military styles and, in contemporary times sports such as Sanda and Modern Wushu.
What all of these myriad branches of Kung Fu have in common, regardless of their origin or technical differences, is a combination of physical and mental self-strengthening, spiritual and moral development and, of course, the ability to defend one’s self and others from attack.
More than just a sport, an exercise or a method of fighting, Kung Fu is a way of life for its practitioners that enriches all aspects of of their existence, and is generally suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Kung Fu practice promotes:
- Honesty & Sincerity
- Reduction of Stress
- Physical Strength & Fitness
- Disciple & Commitment
- Ability to defend oneself and others
- Positive attitude
- An understanding of Chinese culture