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Kung Fu : The Martial Art with Exchange of Culture

Updated on July 18, 2011

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Kung Fu : The Martial Arts with Exchange of Cultures

Kung Fu is one of the few martial arts with an exchange of culture. It is a type of exercise and one of the best ways of self protection. Kung Fu, one of the oldest martial arts, was also popularly known as Gung Fu, Wu Shu and Kuo Shu. It shares some common foot and hand techniques with Karate. It is most popular in Asia.

Kung Fu has got different varieties of styles and variances, it was practiced years before the first Shaolin temple was build in China. However, most people are not aware of this. One thing I would like to mention here is that the most popular styles of Kung Fu have their roots in the Shaolin temple.

The primary goal of most of the Kung Fu or any martial arts learners is, however self defense, Kung Fu is much more than just fighting and self defense. It is a true fine art that develops mind, body and soul.

Kung Fu makes the students self dependent and teaches them to have complete control over their emotions. It teaches the students to look within their inner selves. Kung Fu is an art of harmony and peace, it teaches the students to remain calm and at peace and avoid conflicts and confrontations, but if a situation threatens physical or bodily harm to the students, then he must become a warrior and defend himself by rising to a specific occasion .

If you are a learner of any martial arts, you better know that proper balance and movement of your body is of prime importance in martial arts, this is also true for Kung Fu. The basic concept behind the balance is to keep the balance between heaven and earth as per the Chinese belief. To achieve the balance, the students should completely focus their mind and empty it from any other distractions.

As any martial art, any person with a strong will power and desire can learn it. Kung Fu is one of the oldest martial arts with a rich heritage and proud legacy. It can prove to be a deadly martial art if used in wrong ways. The variations of Kung Fu are based on famous five animals:

  • Tiger
  • Dragon
  • Eagle Claw
  • Crane
  • Snake

These Five Animal Styles are some of the most impressive in martial arts, they are adapted by the animals in which they are named after. Tiger Claw, of the above, is by far the deadliest of the five animals, making students to strike just like the dreaded tiger. This style shows the best use of hands. so when he strikes, he tears the flesh. Nowadays, Instructors who can teach Tiger Claw are on the verge of extinction and are very rare to find. Tiger Claw is one of the deadliest weapons for a Kung Fu Master.

Kung Fu stands far apart than the other martial arts as far as competitions are concerned. There really aren’t such competitions for Kung Fu. Kung Fu is a classic martial art that is performed by a person when there is no other option than a fight back. When provoked, the Kung Fu stylist should try everything he or she can to avoid confrontations.

Kung Fu aims to teach…

  • The lessons of respect
  • Fairness to others
  • Harmony of the spirit
  • Total self protection

Kung Fu makes its students to achieve success in this hard to deal with world. It is all about developing a student’s overall personality and well being imparting mental & physical strength.

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