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Shaolin kung fu training

first, get the Shaolin kung fu training manual from: http://www.scribd.com/doc/75773952

in Chinese, ‘kung-fu (功夫)’ means a skill to practice and perfect. in the athletic context, it is traditionally called wushu (武术), which means martial art. Shaolin (少林) kung-fu was developed by the monks of Shaolin temple, by combining Zen Buddhism and martial art, during the last 1500 years.
kung-fu has 2 categories of skills:

1. basic skills (基本功: jiben kung): kung-fu practitioner should be ‘endurant, soft, light, hard, and fast.’ these are the 5 basic skills. the set of Shaolin soft (flexibility) and light (balance) skills is called the child skills (童子功: tongzi kung) and the set of Shaolin hard (power) and fast (speed) skills is called the 72 skills. besides, energy is developed via internal skills (气功: qi kung), which include static and dynamic meditation.

2. combat skills (拳法: quan fa): combat styles, each with one or a couple of forms that teach barehanded or weapon and barehanded vs weapon combat tactics and methods.

Shaolin kung-fu exercises can be done anytime. Shaolin monks usually train daily except one day a week to rest, and their 'training schedule' looks like:
– warm-up, endurance, child skills: usually before sunrise and breakfast, for 20 minutes or more.
– 72 skills: a few select ones are mastered, each for a few minutes, altogether for 20 minutes or more.
– combat skills: are usually learned and trained before or after noon, for 20 minutes or more.
– qi kung meditation: half an hour or more daily.

some sayings are, ‘Shaolin kung-fu is trained in a lying ox’s place,’ it means a small place. ‘wear light clothes in hot and warm clothes in cold days, but do not be afraid of the weather.’ ‘train 100 days to see difference, 3 years to achieve skills, and 10 years to achieve mastery.’

Amituofo! _/\_
first, get the Shaolin kung fu training manual from: http://www.scribd.com/doc/75773952

in Chinese, ‘kung-fu (功夫)’ means a skill to practice and perfect. in the athletic context, it is traditionally called wushu (武术), which means martial art. S...
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