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Chinese Kung fu, also known as martial arts, is one of the most well known examples of traditional Chinese culture. It enjoys a special place in Chinese spiritual and cultural landscape. People, native or foreign, are easily amazed when Chinese Kung fu are performed. It is now popular around the world either from the Kung fu stars active in Hollywood, like Bruce Lee, Jacky Chan, Jet Li; or shown in Oscor movies, like  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Kung fu Panda". It is probably one of the earliest and longest lasting sports which utilize both brawn and brain.

Martial arts or Chinese Kongfu are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for combat. The theory of martial arts is linked to beliefs such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism or Shinto while others follow a particular code of honor. Over its long history it has developed as a unique combination of exercise, practical self-defense, self-discipline and art. It contains series of actions and many single actions to fit kick, strike, tumble, hold, fall, cleave together in some certain rules. Chinese Kung fu can be divided into two types: "external" kung fu and "internal" kung fu. It is said that "In external kung fu, you exercise your tendons, bones, and skin; in internal kung fu, you train your spirit your qi, and your mind.

Shaolin Kung fu is the most famous of the martial arts heritages with over 1,500 years of history. It was developed from the Shaolin Temple, in the region of Song Mountain, Henan Province. While cultivating in the thick forest of the high mountains, monks created a set of body-building exercises by learning the postures of flying, jumping and running from birds, beasts and fish. Gradually, these body-building exercises developed into a sort of boxing through long practice and improvement, which is generally called 'Shaolin boxing'. Now, the Shaolin Temple has become the most popular travel destination in Henan Province, especially for the Chinese Kungfu-lovers.

Chinese Kungfu Guide - Attractions

  • The Shaolin Temple The Shaolin Temple was founded in 496 AD during the Northern Wei Dynasty to honor an Indian monk named Bodhidharma. It is located in the region of Song Mountain, Dengfeng City. The birth place of Chinese Buddhism is said to have b...
  • Kungfu PerformanceWhen referring to Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or Jet Li, you will associate the Chinese Kung Fu with them together immediately. That's right ,anyone who has been wathced wonderful Chinese Kung Fu movie or TV show played by them wi...
  • Songshan Mountain China is famous for its spectacular mountains, especially Qomolangma (Mount Everest). The Shaolin Temple on Songshan Mountain is the most popular tourism attraction at this famous wuyue. It is considered the cradle of Chinese Budd...

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Name:Chinese Kungfu Reply

I've heard a lot about Chinese Kung Fu but I can not find clubs in Hangzhou. Are all the masters of Kung Fu Chinese? Please if anybody have more guide information about this, let me know.

Name:Re: Chinese Kungfu

If you want to see the real Chinese Kongfu travel to Shaolin Temple in Luoyang, Henan province. If you want to learn Chinese Kungfu, I think a Chinese master of martile arts should be the best choice. There must be some Wushu schools in your city teaching Shaolin Kungfu.

Name:Guangfu Town Tour Reply

Hi, I am interested in the Chinese Kongfu. Would you please recommend a place related to Kongfu to me?

Name:Re: Guangfu Town Tour

Thanks for asking. I think Guangfu Town is a great choice. It is the Birth Place of Yang Style Taichi. It is near Handan. Every morning at 5, you can easily find men and women holding swords or fans or with empty hands to perform gorgeous Taichi out of four town gates of Guangfu.