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 society.
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.