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Kung fu, Wushu or Martial Arts
20/10/2008 19:34:05    Author : ANDY    Browse : 722
Kung fu, (also known as wushu or martial arts) is one of the most well known examples of traditional Chinese culture. It is probably one of the earliest and longest lasting sports which utilizes both brawn and brain. The theory of Kung Fu is based upon classical Chinese philosophy.

In ancient times, these martial arts were used to train people for military purposes. Over its long history it has developed as a unique combination of exercise, practical self-defense, self-discipline and art. Kung fu is a sport item created by the Chinese people during a long time of historical development.
It is generally estimated that the origin of Chinese marital arts can be traced back to the primitive society. Along with the constant development of martial arts, many divisions were formed, among which Shadowboxing, Wudang Sword, Long-style Boxing, and Shaolin Boxing are very famous.
During its development in the thousands of years of Chinese history, Kung fu has always attached great importance on etiquette and morality. ¡隆茫Advocate the martial arts and uphold morals¡隆脌. Integration of fierce attack and defense tactics into life cultivation are the embodiment of traditional moral concepts in Chinese martial arts. Chinese martial arts on the whole pursue the effect of wrestling and exercise with the use of one¡¯s arms, legs and various cold arms.
In Chinese Kung fu however, a distinction is made between "external" 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 energy, and your mind." Kungfu originates from China but belongs to the world. The profound Shaolin Kungfu is a bridge that links more and more people together. Chinese is a general designation of Gongfu, a culture developed from the long practice in life and the knowledge of the body. It"s a traditional precious heritage, and at the same time a special sport of great value.
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