Introduction to Our Martial Arts Program
At Chinese Kung Fu Development Center, we train our students for the purposes of building health, achieving harmony and cultivating happiness, in themselves and in the wider world. For each student to achieve these goals, we teach a complete set of forms that build skills in a wide variety of movements and techniques that provide a firm foundation in the practice of kung fu.
Our tutorial is divided into two stages. The first stage is the main tutorial from White Belt to the Black Belt, the second stage is from Black Belt to level three Black Belt. The main tutorial from White Belt to Black Belt contains sixteen levels. Each level a new form is learned, with it’s own methods, technologies and philosophy. This precise, thorough learning provides a comprehensive understanding and profound awareness of the traditional Chinese martial arts.
Our teachings enable students to fully realize the fundamental techniques, methods, and equipment of kung fu, both in the body and in the mind. Through improving self-confidence and self-defense; strength and coordination; harmony and health, students work to balance life skills.
The second, professional stage of the tutorial is to cultivate in the students a comprehensive understanding of the kung fu world.This dedicated group of students will learn to fully grasp the teachings of Chinese martial arts, including training others, professional development in the areas of performance and competition, and scientific and historical research skills.
Our aim is for students to fully master the precious weapons of self-cultivation; the true meaning of learning martial arts with us is to make friends, while achieving the highest state of a harmonious, healthy and happy life.
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The Importance of Traditional Forms in Kung Fu
The origins of Chinese martial arts can be traced over 5,000 years ago to self defense needs, hunting activities and military training in ancient China. Hand to hand combat and weapons practice were important components in the training of Chinese soldiers. From this beginning, Chinese martial arts developed by incorporating different philosophies and ideas into its practice–expanding its purpose from self defense to health maintenance and finally, as a method of self-cultivation.
Traditional Kung Fu forms connect different movements that are based on combat skills. Each movement has a purpose, whether to win a match offensively or provide defensive movements from an attack. Traditional Chinese philosophy discourages the use of fighting as it is considered uncultured. Historically, the teachers of Kung Fu created these forms to weaken aggressive desires in individuals so that order and balance in society could be maintained.
When experts practice their Kung Fu forms, they do not need an actual enemy to practice combat, they focus on how to find each movement’s core and how to achieve perfect balance. A technique to fight and defeat an enemy does not serve to promote peace for all human beings in the world. The Kung Fu form is characterized by balance of the whole body, a calm mind, integrated breathing, and the extension of natural energies. The Kung Fu form is flowing and graceful.