Why Kung Fu Uses Circular Motion

My impression of Kung fu is that it seems have a strong focus on the range of motion and what the body is capable of. From balance to quick strikes. Whether you are going through the forms slowly or in the middle of a rapid spar, whatever movement you are making at any given time… Continue reading Why Kung Fu Uses Circular Motion

5 Ways Kung Fu Relieves Stress

We’ve all gone through those long days of work where it feels like time has suddenly slowed down and each minute feels like a gruelling hour. I’ll be honest, most days I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for work to end and it’s such a relief to get home and veg on the… Continue reading 5 Ways Kung Fu Relieves Stress

How to Achieve Spiritual Enlightenment through Kung Fu

What is Spirituality? It is well-known that spirituality is heavily linked to kung fu. In any kung fu movie, there is some kind of representation of spirituality. For example, the makers of Kung Fu Panda showed Master Shifu on several occasions meditating and seeking “inner peace”. With these films we have an idea of what spirituality… Continue reading How to Achieve Spiritual Enlightenment through Kung Fu

Update on My Kung Fu Journey

My 4-month journey It’s been 4 months since I started kung fu and I have seen a lot of improvement. My stamina and endurance have increased a lot and even my flexibility, while still not the best, has improved greatly. This goes to show that patience and hard work really does pay off. I can’t… Continue reading Update on My Kung Fu Journey

3 Ways the Staff is Used for Exercising

Learning the staff form I am proud to say that I can now get through the full staff form without making any mistakes – or too many mistakes. Okay, fine, I’m doing the easy staff form. And yes, I still have a long way to go in terms of mastering the staff not to mention… Continue reading 3 Ways the Staff is Used for Exercising

Martial Arts Bruise Therapy

Do you ever stop getting bruises as a martial artist? The simple answer to this is no. Most forms of martial arts are designed for close-range combat where you will be fighting with opponents using fists, kicks, and other close-combat fighting techniques. An average day of kung fu training for me will always include some… Continue reading Martial Arts Bruise Therapy