Kung Fu is Chinese term for "martial art."
It can also be called "Wu Shu".
It was the symbol of Buddhism power in China
It also represented the ultimate domination of Buddhism over other religions in the next 1000 years in China.
It Allows teenagers to exercise more effectively (as oppose to ineffective weight training or waste of money and time at "24 Hours fitness").
All these martial arts have come together as what we called "Shaolin Kung Fu".
Martial arts like Karate, Judo, and Tai Kwan Do are actually variants of the techniques that originated from Shaolin Kung Fu.
Shaolin Kung Fu can increase your child's confident, courage, strength, and most importantly your child's body flex.
Children can also learn traditional discipline and ethic principles, and children will be capable of defending themselves when needed.
Many people who have heard Shaolin Kung Fu are eager to learn how to punch through a 5 inches thick concrete wall and how to walk on the surface of a large river or lake.
Tai Chi Chuan
The Chinese characters for Tai Chi Chuan can be translated as the 'Supreme Ultimate Force'.
The notion of 'supreme ultimate' is often associated with the Chinese concept of yin-yang.
Tai chi is one of the arts of Chinese Taoism.
This ancient tradition includes qigong, various ”hard” and ”soft” martial arts, acupuncture, philosophy, meditation, dance, poetry, painting and music.
The philosophy behind the tai chi movements is old, going back three thousand years to the I Ching of King Wen.
Training of Tai Chi
Daily training tai chi brings balance and harmony to body and soul.
Memory and concentration are strengthened, breathing becomes deep and even, and the muscles return to a natural relaxation.
The main principle is to have the body and the senses to function as a unity.
Meditation is important not only for self-defence, but also for coping with stress and other problems in daily life.
Regular training brings with it enduring health, a deeper awareness of oneself and techniques for effective self-defence.
History of Kung Fu
The beginning of Chinese martial arts started long before history was recorded.
Martial techniques were discovered or created during the long epoch of continuous conflict between humanity and animals, or between different tribes of humans themselves.
Since the martial techniques first developed in very ancient times, gradually they became part of Chinese culture.
Kung Fu means time and effort .
It is a martial art derived from the famous Shaolin Temple in China more than 3,000 years ago.
Technique of Kung Fu
There are techniques like tripping, pushing and sweeping.
But throws and other techniques in kung fu are unlike those in Judo and Wrestling.
A judoka or a wrestling exponent could grab an opponent for a throw without worrying about deadly counter-strikes like jabbing eyes.
A kung fu exponent is trained to be always careful of such possible counters whenever he attempts a throw or any technique.
Traditional kung fu, size and weight are not important, because traditional kung fu makes use of internal force and good stances, which can overcome the advantages due to size and weight.
History of Aikido
Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba , was born in Japan on December 14, 1883.
He devoted himself to hard physical conditioning and eventually to the practice of martial arts.
He began delving into religions in hopes of finding a deeper significance to life, all the while continuing to pursue his studies of Budo, or the martial arts.
By combining his martial training with his religious and political ideologies, he created the modern martial art of Aikido.
Ueshiba decided on the name "Aikido" in 1942.
Technique of Aikido
Aikido looks very much like its foundational basics, simply smoother, more effortless, flowing like a stream from technique to technique.
Advanced seems simply to indicate the level of effortless relaxation achieved by the practitioner in dealing with committed attacks initiated by a partner or opponent.
Martial art and self-defense system that resembles the fighting methods jujitsu and judo in its use of twisting and throwing techniques and in its aim of turning an attacker’s strength and momentum against himself.
Pressure on vital nerve centres is also used.
Aikido practitioners train to subdue, rather than maim or kill, but many of its movements can be deadly.
My Thoughts on Martial Arts
Martial Arts would be very nice to learn in case of an emergency. In case you were ever under an attack you could use it as self defence.
Martial arts is a form of good meditation and self control. I think it would be good to try because I like to meditate.
Martial arts makes you aware of your surroundings. That is also good if you are ever under an attack.
Martial Arts is a good way to keep fit.
Physical and mental health are very important in martial arts. It’s a good way to live happy and healthy.