Chinese Kungfu is an abundant and comprehensive training system, which is both body and mind training. Physical training includes the moves bend and stretch, equilibrate, jump, somersault, dropping, lunge, and so on. All factors of Physical fitness like speed, strength, flexibility, endurance, and alertness will be trained. The most important is, Chinese kung fu pays great attention to regulating breathing, making “chi” fluent, and making the mind peaceful, which are beneficial for keeping internal organ balance, cultivating “chi” and blood, improving body function and fitness, and helping you get longevity.
1. Improve body coordination, flexibility, and reaction
Through Kungfu training, body coordination will be improved so that body can be still strong and flexible when you get old. The elasticity and flexibility of the tendon will be improved as well, which can prevent the shrinkage and degeneration of muscle. In addition, the main difference between Chinese Kungfu and other martial arts is that Qigong is the foundation of Kungfu. When you train Qigong in a deep relaxation situation for a long time, the nervous system will be more sensitive than before. And also, the sensibility of vision, audition, and smell will be strengthened, which will arouse the reaction of the brain and strengthen people’s power of understanding. Further, enhance the mutual concept between people and nature.
2. Reduce blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood fat, detoxify and beautify
If you train in kung fu for a long time, your body movement will drive internal organs to work efficiently and blood to go smoothly, promote internal circulation, and drive the impurities in the body away from sweat. All of these can reduce your blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood fat, improve the vigor of the lung, heart, stomach, and other main organs, and strengthen immunity, thus, reaching the goal of getting longevity and beauty, and also Kungfu practitioner generally looks younger and stronger than common people.
3. Unchoke meridian, prolong life, and improve life quality.
Acupoints distribute on the meridian, and every meridian is connected with organs.
“nature and human is one unit”, which is Chinese traditional philosophy. Training Kungfu should follow nature laws. acupoints distribute on meridians, and every meridian is connected with organs By training in Kung fu, humans can observe the “chi” from nature and save it in the body. with more and more training, the internal “chi” in the body becomes rich and begins to nourish origins and regulate blood circulation, which makes you fall in high energy and spirits and also reduces sickness. Meanwhile, your mind will get trained as well, it will be easy for you to calm down, which is very important for people to get longevity.
Chinese traditional Kung fu originated from the fighting between humans and animals in ancient times and was enriched in old battlefields. Therefore, fighting and defense, as the fundamental function of Chinese Kungfu, still play an important role in self-defense in modern society instead of fighting in war.
Normally, someone wins, and someone loses in fighting due to different corporeity inborn, but the chance of people who get specific Kung fu training might win is much higher. The Body is like a precise and complicated machine, every part has a close relationship with the whole and also has effects on overall function. Chinese Kungfu is to help people arouse the maximum potential of the whole body through systematical training about speed, power, alertness(coordination between move and eye ), body position(direction, angle, and space), and step, so you probably can defeat someone much stronger than you. Now, we are in a civilized and legal society, but it’s unavoidable there are still some conflicts between people. We learn Chinese Kungfu, is not to fight with someone on purpose, but to subdue the opponent when the accident happened, and protect yourself and your family. There is an old saying in China, Kung fu can be not used for thousand days, but have to be prepared every day.
Cultivating strong will. For Chinese martial arts learners, they train in every season of the year. Every Martial Arts Form requires dozens of times’ practice. Daily training hours can mount to 2 or 5, with speed training, power training, endurance training, intensive training, and flexibility training to fill in the day. The training is essentially a process that transforms weak will into strong will.
Martial arts learners will also train to be braver. 5-7 hours a day, 5 days a week, the day-to-day training naturally shapes fearless souls, which enables a person to be tough in the face of adversities whether in work、learning, or other life scenarios.
Basics moves of martial arts, uttering practice, acrobatics practice, Forms study, performance, and competitions——all play a role in replacing negativity and timidity with confidence and bravery, and the result can be significant. The process of martial arts training helps one gain more courage bit by bit, because in application boldness is the key to win. Martial arts can also help one to be more alert and better in protecting themselves. For a trainee, hands, eyes, torso, and steps are supposed to coordinate well. Repeated imitation and self-practice help to train keen reaction, instinct as well as good nimbleness and body balance. In this way, one can adjust surroundings well to protect themselves from getting hurt, and when accidents occur, one can immediately activate a self-protection mechanism.
Cultivating modesty and fraternal love. Before learning Chinese martial arts, individuals must humble themselves. They need to learn martial arts morals, which are: be respectful to teachers, be filial to parents, take good care of the other part and children, don’t pull rank on others or bully the weak.
Understand Life Philosophy
Chinese Traditional Kungfu is the crystallized wisdom of our ancestors over the years, based on the traditional philosophy that takes Ying-yang, five elements, and Bagua as the core. The primary conception is to get ying-yang balance and the unify between humans and nature. Chinese traditional philosophy and Chinese traditional Kungfu interact with each other. Chinese traditional philosophy gave macroscopical instruction on how to practice Chinese Kungfu, meanwhile, Chinese Kung fu helps people understand life philosophy specifically. Take an example, the old saying about training Kungfu, “百看不如一练，百练不如一专”(which means watching thousand times is inferior to training one time, training a thousand skills is inferior to focusing on one skill.) This is to say the significance of practicing rather than just watching, and training deeply on one thing rather than generalities. Another example, “虚虚实实，亦虚亦实”(This is talking about the action of deceive in combat. The surprise attack is always more effective than the obvious attack, and you want to hide your intention or make your opponent make an incorrect judgment which will give you the opportunity. To do that, the probing attack is often used to deceive the opponent, but the probing attack can change into a real attack if there is no defense to the probing; on the other hand, if the defense is very solid, then it is just probing. The key is to keep a clear mind and lure your opponent to make mistakes.) This is to say the change of probing attack(yin attack) and real attack(yang attack).
In addition, training in Chinese Kungfu is based on good morality. People who train Kungfu should be humane, justicial, humble, respectful, mannered, and tough. The conception we get from Kungfu can also be applied to our life.
Fighting is the original aim of Chinese traditional Kungfu(Chinese martial art), it is also the basic aim, but never the final aim.
What are the differences between Chinese traditional martial arts and other martial arts? It is the combination of external and internal training. Internal training makes the body QI and SHEN convalesced and neutralized. This is also the reason why the old people in China still keep training in Kungfu.
A Chinese saying about “cleverness” and “wisdom” is that, cleverness is shown in emergency(hurry and panic), but wisdom comes from quietness(emptiness). Emptiness is the status that provides the body with original CHI. strong original CHI is the foundation of good SHEN. In emptiness, human’s potential is waken and human is closest to Nature as creatures. what people get is unconventional(jumping) inspiration at this moment rather than logicality and normal knowledge.
Spreading Universal Love
“human and nature become one” is a significant principle in Chinese traditional philosophy and Kungfu training. For high-level Kungfu trainers, the final aim is not to defeat someone but to understand the mystery of martial arts and the real meaning of life. To become a harmonious part of the universe is the love and life wisdom that our ancestors passed to us.
The love for descendants and morality education was integrated into the Kungfu training by our ancestors. We train Kungfu, but never show it off or lord it over others. So, keeping humble and justicial will be the first to be required as a Kung fu trainer. The love from our ancestors is not only that they passed the fighting skills to help us get food from nature and protect ourselves, but also the humanity that a good man should process.
With Chinese martial art spreading more widely in the world, it becomes a good way for people to get wellness, enhance communication, and build friendships. More people get benefits by practicing Kungfu, which is also the best wish for Chinese people in the world.