Jul 30

About Chinese Kung Fu

Have you ever watched movies about Chinese Kung fu? Do you like it? It is a miracle, which has a history of thousands of years. Shaolin, Wudang, E-mei, Kunlun, Kongtong, Qingchen-numerous schools create the mystery of martial arts. Till now, Chinese martial art has become an overwhelming sport for keeping fit and self-defense. How much do you know about it?

Chinese Kung fu is a precious treasure that belongs not only to China but to the whole world. Anyone who has seen classical Chinese Kung Fu movies will be deeply impressed by the Chinese Wushu, which is called Kung Fu or Chinese martial arts in the west.

In China today, Wushu is the preferred word to describe Chinese Martial Arts. The word Kung Fu was first used by a western Jesuit Missionary named Pere Amoit after witnessing exercises and training regimen in China. He called it "Cong Fou" in his personal journals. The term "Kuo-Shu" was popular in China until about 1930. This term has since been popularized by the Taiwanese Government to describe Chinese Martial Arts.

Chinese Martial Arts known as Chinese Kung-fu by most foreigners is a traditional Chinese physical activity with thousands of years of history. As a precious element of China’s cultural heritage, Chinese Kung fu has also won its name all around the world for its broad and deep meanings and its Oriental features, which cover it with a mysterious veil.

The origin of Chinese Kung fu, according to some historical records and antique discoveries, can be dated back even to prehistoric times. Survival back then meant scrambling to take or protect food from others and animals. Kicking, boxing and blocking were a part of daily life. In the later primitive societies these skills began to appear at ceremonial rituals where they were combined with dance to represent their heroes, thus forming the earliest series of Kong-fu moves and performances.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where can I get detailed information about Chinese kung fu,?
    Where can I get detailed information about Chinese kung fu, other Chinese martial arts and the legendary Bruce Lee?

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