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
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
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 content life.