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Kung-Fu, which originated in the Shaolin Temple in China over 4,000 years ago, is considered to be the oldest Martial Art in the world. It is a highly effective method of self-discipline incorporating breathing techniques to those used in Yoga, body conditioning, ancient exercises, and various methods of fighting techniques. The Kung-fu style uses powerful, graceful dance-like techniques, with considerable emphasis on leg techniques, arm techniques, and mental discipline.
The practice of Kung-Fu consists of self-defense, fitness and self-confidence; the mental and physical discipline used in Kung-Fu has benefits for everyone. Self-confidence grows with time in the class, with a calm and more peaceful persona typically developing. Kung-Fu removes a lot of insecurity and doubt from an individual and therefore removes a lot of internal emotional conflict, leading to a more harmonious and balanced life style.
Kung-fu is the art of striking and grappling. It is a combination of punches, kicks and strikes with long and short ranges, grappling, joint locks, and strangling and nerve holds designed to restrain an opponent. Used as a fighting system, it will increase aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, muscular development, fitness, agility, flexibility, balance and co-ordination.
NORTHERN SHAOLIN KUNG-FU
Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu is widely considered to be the Father of all Chinese Kung-Fu. It developed at the five major ancient temples in China as a result of the great teachings of Bodhidharma. Throughout time, many of the temples have been destroyed and only one still remains. Traditional Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu is of Buddhist descent and many Buddhist beliefs are integrated into the study of the art. Northern Shaolin monks worked within the temples while studying Kung-Fu. Most cared only to use their Kung-Fu in self-defense when it was necessary to defend their temple or their master.
Over time, countless separate styles and subsystems have branched off of the Northern Shaolin system and philosophy. Students of Kung-Fu are known for their good deeds, energetic public service, and inspiration as positive role models. The Northern Shaolinemphasizes distance attacks with legs, and hands. Northern Kung-Fu is known for its fluid, continuous, and powerful kicks, sweeping techniques, and lightning-fast long-range movements. It also has characteristics of long-range hand and foot methodology in addition to an arsenal of ground fighting techniques. The Northern Shaolin boxer uses distance, and footwork to avoid attacks, and deliver his powerful techniques. Floor work, joint locks, and escapes are important parts of the arsenal. Movements are graceful as well as extremely powerful. The system teaches evasive footwork, strong stances, direct attack and defense, as well as whirling, and turning techniques. It also teaches empty hand, and weapon sets designed to further the skill and knowledge of the practitioner.