Kung Fu= Traditional Wushu
Kung Fu has been used for centuries in China
to improve health and to learn self-defence. A major aim of the
training in our Kung Fu syllabus is for the student to become an
all-rounded, healthy martial artist who is a productive member of
Kung Fu can be translated as an art that has been constantly
practiced, always seeking perfection.
Therefore, you can have Kung Fu in martial arts, playing
the piano, or even making tea! In China skills of combat is
referred to as Wu Shu. In Chinese the character Wu , which means
"martial", is composed of two parts: Zhi which means “to stop” and Ge which means “to fight”. Shu refers
to "skills". Therefore “skills to stop fighting” is the
basic moral principle of Chinese martial arts. Martial skills are used
to stop conflict, both with oneself and others, and bring about peace.
Through training, negative or aggressive anger
can be channelled in a more positive and productive way for all
concerned. Martial arts are also used to promote good sportsmanship
either through competitions or two-person practice. Self-defence
skills are taught in order to be used only when needed so that we
live a happier and more content life.