Kung Fu= Traditional Wushu
Kung Fu has been used for centuries in China to
improve health and to learn self-defence. A major aim of the training in
our Kung Fu syllabus is for the student to become an all-rounded, healthy
martial artist who is a productive member of society.
Kung Fu can be translated as an art that has been constantly
practiced, always seeking perfection.
Therefore, you can have Kung Fu in martial arts, playing
the piano, or even making tea! In China skills of combat is
referred to as Wu Shu. In
Chinese the character Wu
, which means "martial", is composed of two parts: Zhi
which means “to stop” and Ge which means “to fight”. Shu refers
to "skills". Therefore “skills to stop fighting” is the
basic moral principle of Chinese martial arts. Martial skills are used to
stop conflict, both with oneself and others, and bring about peace.
Through training, negative or aggressive anger can be
channelled in a more positive and productive way for all concerned.
Martial arts are also used to promote good sportsmanship either through
competitions or two-person practice. Self-defence skills are taught in
order to be used only when needed so that we live a happier and more