SHAOLIN KUNG FU

0 Posted by - September 20, 2013 - Martial Artist, wisdom

When I was kid I used to watch the show Kung Fu on TV. Ever since, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of the Shaolin Monks. Just to think of a person that would dedicate their whole life to meditation and martial arts was just so foreign and magical to me.

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Today’s Shaolin Monks have become a bit of a circus act. It’s kind of a shame. However they can still do some amazing things.

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The internal arts that I’ve studied like Tai Chi and Ba Gua, ephasize the movement of chi by using the mind and relaxation. Shaolin Kung Fu uses a more forceful approach.

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This can be controversial. Some martial arts consider this type of conditioning detrimental to your chi in the long run. The jury’s still out on that.

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No matter what you think, it’s still incredible to watch.

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