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 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.
Black Belt Program
The Importance of Traditional Forms in Kung Fu
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.