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“Kung Fu” is the popular name for a number of Chinese martial arts – also referred to by the Mandarin Chinese term “Wushu” – or fighting styles developed over the centuries in China. Generally associated with common traits, families, or schools of martial arts, Kung Fu styles can also be categorized geographically and are indeed often inspired by Chinese philosophies, religions and legends.

Some of the most popular remaining today are Bagua, Drunken Boxing, Eagle Claw, Five Animals, Hsing I, Hung Gar, Monkey, Bak Mei Pai, Praying Mantis, Fujian White Crane, Jow Ga, Wing Chun and T’ai chi ch’uan.

Training in Kung Fu generally consists of the following components:

  • Basics
  • Forms
  • Applications
  • Weapons

Note, however, different styles place varying emphasis on each component, with philosophy, ethics and even medical practice highly regarded by most Chinese martial arts.  A complete training system should also provide insight into Chinese attitudes and culture.

Kung Fu Resources:
Learn Kung Fu in China
Shaolin.com
KungfuMagazine.com

Kung Fu Books:


The Art Of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for self-defence, health and enlightenment
Seven-Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu
The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body, Mind and Spirit with Kung Fu
Introduction to Shaolin Kung FuThe Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu
Power of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu: Harness the Speed and Devastating Force of Jow Ga Kung Fu
The Secrets of Eagle Claw Kung Fu: Ying Jow Pai

Kung Fu DVD’s:


Kung Fu Body Conditioning – Traditional Training for Endurance & Power [DVD]
Shaolin Kung Fu Fundamental Training [DVD] [2005]
Praying Mantis Kung Fu [DVD] [2007]
Wudang Kung Fu Fundamental Training, Sequence, and Martial Applications [DVD]YMAA publication
Mind Body and Kick Ass Moves – the Complete Series One [DVD]

Kung Fu Clothing & Equipment:

Blitz Sport Adult Kung Fu Pants
Cimac Martial Arts Kung fu Slippers RRP £10.00
Blitz Sport Adult Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoes
Black Premium Linen Kung Fu Martial Arts Jacket Shirt

Martial Arts Scotland Kung Fu Pages:
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