Kung fu is more than a martial art form. It has a number of fighting styles, mainly coming from China which are categorized into schools. Kung fu styles are separated from each other based on the training methods, techniques, manipulation of “qi” or energy, and even with their geographical association or birthplace.
Regardless of what school or kung fu training is preferred, there is no doubt that this martial arts form can definitely improve a person’s sense of self-discipline. Students would be able to learn the basics, forms, use of weapons and different styles when training. But in addition to these, students would also be taught philosophy and ethics. A complete training will not only introduce you to proper stances and execution, but also to culture and philosophy behind the art form.
Mostly, kung fu students will sign up for training to improve their physical well-being. Because of the rigorous training and workouts, the body will have better cardiovascular and overall physical health. There are even studies showing that learning kung fu can help improve a person’s bone density. [Read more…]