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.
In China, 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
"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 content life.