About Northern Shaolin Kung Fu
Of Kung Fu
Northern Shaolin is a complete style, including:
- Hand Techniques or Da
- Leg Techniques or Ti
- Throwing Techniques or Shuai
- Locking and Control Techniques or Qin na
- Traditional Weaponry or Wuti
- Breathing Exercises or QiGong
- Traditional Medicine
- Martial Arts Ethics or Wude
Northern Shaolin Kung Fu teaches a great variety of empty-hand techniques as well as traditional weaponry through predetermined combinations, known as forms, routines or sets.
The techniques are learned by practicing the forms until the movements can be executed naturally based on instinct.
Then two-man or multiple man (or woman, etc.) forms are practiced to train the applications of techniques learned from the forms and to understand proper timing and distancing in combat.
Kung Fu can build a strong body, improve focus and balance, build confidence and self-esteem.