Shaolin Kung Fu

Last Update: 2008-6-13; By nancy

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Shaolin Kung Fu is well known at home and abroad. The original purpose of Shaolin Kung Fu was to keep healthy, treat illnesses, for self-defense and to safeguard ancient temples. It boasts diversified patterns, plain forms, and emphasizes inner peace and external strength. It essence is to be able to store strength and allow it let it to be released in multiplications if the conserved energy.

Shaolin Kung Fu is comprised of shadowboxing, armed combat, free combat, hitting vital points, and grappling. Shaolin Kung fu became popular in Sui and Tang Dynasties, and soon grew stronger by absorbing the techniques from many schools. It became the largest school of martial arts in China with branches all over the country.

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu. Shaolin Temple is located at the foot of Yufeng Peak in Dengfeng County, Henan Province in central China. According to historical documents, it was built in the 19th ruling year of Emperor Xiao Wen of North Wei Dynasty, over 1,000 years ago. Read more on Shaolin Temple

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