|Updated 1st August, 2007|
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Masters teach their students the Kung Fu movements which imitate the motions of birds and animals. They teach them the Shaolin Kung Fu ways to generate sudden releases of power to the body yet keeping it balanced and supple. Kung fu was developed by the Shaolin Monks for body-building. Kung fu was used also by the Shaolin Monks to build up speed, agility and stamina. Through repetition of the Kung fu exercises, actions and reactions became instinctive. Every opportunity was taken by the Shaolin Monks to improve their Kung fu skills and thus reach higher levels of chi. Through the disciplines of Kung fu, body, mind and heart became in harmony with each other.
The pictures below, from the Shaolin Temple, include Buddhist Ceremonies by visiting Abbots; Master Xing Du with students of Kung Fu in exercises on Kung Fu Poles at the Shaolin Temple; Kung Fu exercises and Buddhist meditation at the Pagoda Forest.
To watch the Monks and the Shaolin students perform the Kung Fu exercises is quite an experience. One disciple in particular showed exceptional flexibility demonstrating some of the Kung Fu positions. The youngest student shown in these photos of Kung Fu would often be seen practicing movements and positons to improve his Kung Fu, even though he had not been instructed to do so. His exercises gave him a great deal of satisfaction, and his skill improved as days went past. One comment made on sight of a photograph of this young student demonstrating a kung fu position with a sword in hand, was, 'Warriors are born, not made !'
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" " Kung fu and wushu are popular terms that have become synonymous with Chinese martial arts. However, the Chinese terms kung fu (pinyin: gongfu) and wushu have very distinct connotations. Each term can describe a different martial arts traditions and can also be used in a context without referencing martial arts. Colloquially, kung fu (or gong fu) alludes to any individual accomplishment or cultivated skill. In contrast, wushu is a more precise term that refers to general martial activities. The term wushu has also become the name for a modern sport similar to gymnastics involving the performance of adapted Chinese bare-handed and weapons forms (taolu) judged to a set of contemporary aesthetic criteria for points. " " " Src: Wikipedia
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