Purpose of Kung Fu Training
Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the many traditions in the Chinese culture. It improves your physical strength and promotes an active lifestyle. Martial Arts is not just a physical sport but also improves your mental focus, cultivates noble qualities and increases you’re your naturalness.
Kung fu enhances self-confidence and courage. Every movement has a purpose; whether it is learning perseverance through the horse stance or discipline through the repetitive perfecting of forms. Practicing Kung Fu develops the endurance and determination you need in order to overcome adversity.
The training we do in each class can be used for actual combat, and it also helps the individual improve their agility and vigilance no matter the age of the participant. Chinese Kung Fu includes: Traditional Shaolin hand-forms, San Da (Chinese Boxing), Qi Na (self-defense), and the 18 Shaolin weapons, etc. By learning these basic techniques, you are able to stand against any opponent, no matter the circumstances.
Training kung fu can benefit children in many ways beyond the ability to fight and defend themselves, training can provide them with skills such as the ability to focus on tasks, self-confidence, good character, respect, great health, problem solving, coordination, ability to use mind and body, and a whole lot more. All of these valuable life enhancing qualities can provide a good foundation for them and lead a child to a more successful future as they grow into adults.
•Promote health, fitness and wellness, vitality and longevity.
•Improve and unify mind, body, and spirit.
•Increase strength, energy, endurance, concentration, and self-confidence.
•Develop full proficiency in physical coordination, agility, flexibility, balance, mental alertness, acuity, and awareness.
•Acquire poise and grace, quick reaction and reflex.
•Fun and enjoyable.
Build character values and important life skills:
•Respect •Integrity •Loyalty •Tolerance •Perseverance •Patience •Dignity •Humility •Honor •Indominable spirit •Cooperation and teamwork
Wellness - Internal Energy Practice
Wellness exercise promotes health and longevity for both young and old. It is an excellent complement to your daily regimen.
Qi Gong (Chi Kung)
“Qi Gong” is an ancient Chinese energy (Qi) practice. Qi means energy, Gong means work. It is based on the concept of Qi energy which flows through the body. It is used for both medical and health purposes and to improve one’s martial arts practice. Qi Gong is a self-healing art that combines movement and meditation.
Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade)
“Ba Duan Jin” generally refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterize and impart a silken quality (like that of a piece of brocade) to the body and its energy. The exercise is primarily designated as a form of medical qigong, meant to improve health. Each set of the movements focus on different physical area and qi meridian. It has the functions of stimulating blood circulation and causing muscles and joints to relax, regulating vital energy and blood, promoting metabolishm.
Yi Jin Jing (Muscle/ Tendon Changing)
This exercise focuses on spine turning and flexing. It’s smooth and extended movements stretch the bones and tendons and aim to integrate the mind and body with a relaxed spirit. The range of movements and extension of postures in this exercise are adaptable to people of different ages and physical conditions.
Xi Sui Jing (Marrow/Brain Cleansing)
“Xi Sui Jing” is one of the most revered internal kungfu exercises of the Song Shan Shaolin Temple. Practicing the “Xi Sui Jing” purifies not only the body, but also the mind through the regulation and enhancement of the body’s internal energy (Qi), blood fluids, and nutrients. The method of application in this exercise directs the mindfulness of the breathing. Breathing through nostril, and contemplate through the mind.