Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu Photo Credit: Chinatourguide.com

Summary

Shaolin Kung Fu is the journey to enlightenment. It is a way of life that creates the ultimate human. Using the strength, spirit and thought, it created warriors. Warriors, with total control over mind and body.

This style is considered more than a discipline, and is believed to be the oldest form of Kung Fu.

History / Origins

ETYMOLOGY

Shaolin is an ancient martial art that was discovered in China.

  • Shào refers to Shaoshi Mountain which is part of the seven mountains in the Songshan range, and
  • lín means Forest. Literally translated today it can also mean ‘little forest’.

BEGINNINGS

It is said that a man, Boddhidharma came from India to a monastery in China in 464 AD. He discovered the Buddhist monks who resided there were weak from meditation, and so devised a strength and conditioning sequence. From these sequences they cultivated immense internal and external energies; or Shaolin Kung Fu.

PRESENT DAY

The Abbot Shi Yongxin made it his mission to restore the Shaolin temple to save these traditions and make Shaolin accessible to the world. It is now portrayed in movies and stage shows. From the Shaolin Temple itself comes tales that are told from the trees with holes born from finger conditioning, and indented concrete floors from stance training.

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: China
TIME OF ORIGIN: circa. 464 AD
PRACTISED: Approx. 1555  years
FOUNDERS:

Boddhidharma

FOCUS: 

Enlightenment, Balance

ALSO KNOWN AS: Shaolin Wushu, Shaolin Quan
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OLYMPIC SPORT: No

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AGE: Approx. 1555  years
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ALSO KNOWN AS: Shaolin Wushu, Shaolin Quan
OCCUPATION:

Enlightenment, Balance

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COUNTRY: China
LOCATION: -
FOUNDED: circa. 464 AD
OPERATIONAL: Approx. 1555  years
FOUNDERS:

Boddhidharma

ALSO KNOWN AS: Shaolin Wushu, Shaolin Quan
SECTOR:

Enlightenment, Balance

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Practices

PHILOSOPHY

Shaolin is having the ability to fight without the desire to. It is the route to nature. Eliminate suffering and achieve wisdom – enlightenment.

“A practitioner needs to steer clear of all the possibilities which are to lure him/her to an evil practice and to strive to do anything that is beneficial to others”

TECHNIQUES

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TRAINING

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RANKS & GRADING

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WEIGHT CLASSES

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Rules / Rulesets

RULES / RULESETS

See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil.

Organisations & Historical Places

ORGANISATIONS

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HISTORICAL PLACES

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Popular Culture

POPULAR CULTURE

There is a yearly Shaolin Cultural Festival. Several branches of the Shaolin Temple worldwide. Anyone can practice Shaolin Kung Fu.

Useful Links

USEFUL LINKS

Shaolin Gung Fu Institute
Shaolin Kung Fu Wikipedia Page

References

REFERENCES

http://www.shaolin.org.cn/EN/index.aspx

COLLABORATORS

Lucy Stimpson

Contact

CONTACT

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