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 about Physical fitness like speed, strength, flexibility, endurance, alert will be trained. What the most important is, Chinese kungfu pay great attention to regulate breathe, make “chi” fluent and make mind peaceful, which are beneficial for keeping internal organ balance, cultivating “chi” and blood, improving body function and fitness, will help you get longevity.
1. Improve body coordination, flexibility and reaction
By 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 tendon will be improved as well, which can prevent the shrink 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 deep relax situation for long time, nerve system will be more sensitive than before. And also, sensibility of vision, audition and smell will be strengthened, which will arouse the reaction of 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 kungfu for long time, your body movement will drive internal organ to work efficiently and blood to go smoothly, promote the internal circulation and drive the impurities in body away by sweat. All of these can reduce your blood pressure, blood glucose and blood fat, improve the vigour of lung, heart stomach and other main organ, strengthen the immunity, thus, reach 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 meridian, and every meridian is connected with organ
“nature and human is one unit”, which is Chinese traditional philosophy. Training Kungfu should follow the nature laws. acupoints distribute on meridian, and every meridian is connected with organ By training Kungfu, human can observe and the “chi” from nature and save it in the body. with more and more training, the internal “chi” in body become rich and begin to nourish origins and regulate blood circulation, which makes you fall in high energy and spirits and also reduce sickness. Meanwhile, your mind will get trained as well, it will be easy for you to be calm down, which is very important for people to get longevity.
Chinese traditional Kungfu, originated from the fighting between human and animals in ancient times, and enriched in old battlefield. Therefore, fighting and defence, as the fundamental function of Chinese Kungfu, still play a important role on self-defence in modern society instead of the fighting in the war.
It’s very normal that someone win, someone lose in fighting due to different corporeity in born, but the chance of people who get specific Kungfu training might win is much higher. Body is like a precise and complicated machine, every part has close relationship with whole and also has effects on overall function. Chinese Kungfu is to help people arouse the maximum potencial of whole body by systematical training about speed, power, alert(coordination between move and eye ),body position(direction, angle and space) and step , so you probably can defeat someone who is much stronger than you. Now, we are in 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 opponent when accident happened, protect yourself and families. There is old saying in china, Kungfu 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, in weather better or worse. 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, 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. 5-7hours’ a day, 5days a week, the day-to-day training naturally shapes fearless souls, which enables a person to be more 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 those play a role in replacing negativity and timidity with confidence and bravery, the result can be significant. The process of martial arts training helps one gain more courage bits by bits, because in application boldness is the key to win. Martial arts can also helps one to be more alert and be better in protecting themselves. For a trainee, hands, eye, torso, steps are supposed to coordinate well. Repeated imitation and self-practice helps 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 occurs, one can immediately activate self-protection mechanism.
Cultivating modesty and fraternal love. Before learning Chinese martial arts, individuals must humble themselves. They need to learn martial arts morals, those are: be respective to teachers, be filial to parents, taking 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 take Ying-yang, five elements and Bagua as core. The primary conception is to get ying-yang balance and the unify between human and nature. Chinese traditional philosophy and Chinese traditional Kungfu interact on each other. Chinese traditional philosophy gave the macroscopical instruction on how to practice Chinese Kungfu, meanwhile, Chinese Kungfu help people understand the life philosophy specifically. Take examples, 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 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 to make incorrect judgement which will give you opportunity. To do that, the probing attack is often used to deceive the opponent, but the probing attack can change into real attack if there is no defence to the probing; on the other hand, if the defence is very solid, then it is just probing. The key is to keep a clear mind and lure your opponent to make mistake.) This is to say the change of probing attack(yin attack) and real attack(yang attack).
In addition, training Chinese Kungfu is based on good morality. People who train Kungfu should be humane, justicial, humble, respectful, mannered, tough. The conception we get from Kungfu can also be applied into 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 is the differences of 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 Kungfu.
A Chinese saying about “cleverness” and “wisdom” is that, cleverness is showed in emergency(hurry and panic), but wisdom comes from quietness(emptiness). Emptiness is the status that provide body original CHI. strong original CHI is the foundation of good SHEN. In emptiness, human’s potential is waken up and human is closest to the 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 significant principal in chinese traditional philosophy and Kungfu training. For high level Kungfu trainer, 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 harmony part of universe is the love and life wisdom that our ancestors passed to us.
The love to 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 Kungfu 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 the Chinese martial art spreading more widely in the world, it becomes a good way for people to get wellness, enhance communication and build friendship. More people get benefits by practicing Kungfu, which is also the best wish from Chinese people to the world.