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Martial Arts : Kung Fu or Karate!
Shaolin-Do Kung Fu & Tai Chi is the original blend of hard and soft arts, developing internal and external strength simultaneously. It doesn't rely on body rigidity to develop power like Karate
, but instead generates forces from natural body mechanics and circular movements.
Do you think about fighting?
Shaolin-Do is more than just a fighting art, it is a way of perfecting oneself. By studying the efficiency and balance that exists within nature, we gain understanding and respect for all life. The ancient Chinese observed the diverse fighting strategies of the animal kingdom, and realized that like animals, people also required fighting techniques suited to their unique physical statures. While most people have heard or used the term karate, the Chinese version is called kung fu, chuan fa, or even the modern version is wushu.
Masters of life
Thus was born the animal fighting systems. These techniques had already been tested in nature and since have been orally passed Shaolin tradition. Throughout history, the Shaolin monks have been the most feared fighters in Asia, but even more famous is their longstanding love of peace, virtue and honor. The long standing history of the Shaolin temple and their famous reputation can be attributed to an ability to train not only deadly fighters, but masters of life.
Complete Martial Art
At Shaolin-Do Kung Fu & Tai Chi, students practice open hand forms, self-defense,weapons, sparring, meditation, strength training, and aerobic conditioning. This dynamic approach allows for rapid advancement infighting skill, balance, dexterity, and endurance. There are many benefits to austin martial arts
Before attaining black belt the Chinese martial arts student will learn 21 long forms covering 7different open hand systems and 6 weapons. This provides a rich background of techniques and styles to call upon.
What is a Form?
Don't worry if none of this makes sense. You will love learning this art more with each passing month and year. It will never grow dull, only more exciting and challenging. If you are looking for a path that will last a lifetime, Shaolin-Do is the one. When you're eighty years old, you will still have more brand new material to learn and challenge you. As a added bonus, you will learn an effective method of self-defense, get in the best shape of your life and maintain flexibility throughout your life. We study Shaolin-Do Kung Fu & Tai Chi because we love martial arts and we love what it does for us. We are confident that you will too.