Kungfu(wushu) Class

Welcome to kungfu program. 

 

What is KungFu(wushu)?

Chinese martial arts, which are called kungFu or wushu , are a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. kungFu has been practiced in China for thousands of years. Kugfu consists of tens of thousands of different External and Internal styles including both bare hands and weapons. Some of the well known external styles are Shaolinquan, Chaquan, Hongquan, Fanziquan and many others. The well known internal styles are Taichi, Bagua, Xingyi, and Water style. Kugfu has become a popular international sport that all people can learn and use to attain its inherent benefits. Aside from a means of self-defense, Kugfu has also been developed into a sport capable of improving a participant's health and fitness, while improving their reaction time, jumping ability, balance, flexibility, coordination, power, and speed. Even athletes from other sports are taking up Kugfu training to complement their physical pursuits and to improve the quality of their performance. Today, Kugfu is also a performing art. The performance of a super Kugfu participant can captivate and mesmerize an audience.

what is the Benefits of kungfu?

Health and Fitness

By health, we mean not only being free from illness, but the ability to sleep soundly, to work energetically, to think clearly, and to be calm yet alert. By fitness, we mean not just physical strength, but the ability to react quickly, to endure hard work, and to concentrate without mental fatigue.

Kung Fu is better than other forms of exercise for promoting health and fitness. In swimming, jogging, and karate, for example, the fitness acquired diminishes as one grows old, but in Kung Fu it is enhanced. This is because Kung Fu is more than physical exercise; it develops the inner faculties of vital energy and the mind. A Kung Fu practitioner will exhibit more zest and vitality in both work and play than an ordinary person, and have calmness of mind and clarity of thought even under demanding situations.

Character Training

Kung Fu teaching emphasizes moral development as well as physical training, stressing values like respect, courage, tolerance, and reverence for life. The very nature of Kung Fu training is a long process of character building. Wholesome qualities like endurance, perseverance, discipline, loyalty, and a calm disposition are prerequisites for progress, especially at higher levels. All these qualities, acquired through Kung Fu training, are transferable to daily life.

Why learn Kugfu? Who should take this class?

  •         Anyone between 5 - 70 years of age.
  •         For people who wish to improve their fitness level, flexibility, coordination, reflexes, stamina, power, jumping skills, body posture, endurance, and confidence level.
  •         For people who would plan to learn any other kinds of martial arts - Kugfu basics are the foundation for learning all kinds of martial arts.

A good cross-training style for people in different kinds of sports such as dancing, yoga, pilates, running, hiking, basketball, volleyball, soccer, ice-skating, swimming and many others. People that have a Kugfu foundation will typically find other sports and activities much easier to learn.

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