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Shaolin Kung Fu (Chinese: 少林功夫; pinyin: Shàolín gōng fu), also called Shaolin Wushu (少林武術; Shàolín wǔshù) or Shaolin quan (少林拳; Shàolín quán), is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous styles of wushu or kung fu. It combines Ch'an philosophy and martial arts and originated and was developed in the Shaolin temple in Henan province, China during its 1500-year history. Popular sayings in Chinese folklore related to this practice include "All martial arts under heaven originated from Shaolin" and "Shaolin kung fu is the best under heaven," indicating the influence of Shaolin kung fu among martial arts. The name Shaolin is also used as a brand for the so-called external styles of kung fu. Many styles in southern and northern China use the name Shaolin.

 

The Kung Fu you will learn at SANSHU UK has deep Shaolin roots but can be compared to that of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. Jeet Kune Do (Chinese: 截拳道; Cantonese Yale: jiht kyùhn douh; [tsìːt̚.kʰy̏ːn.tòu]), or "The way of the intercepting fist" in Cantonese, abbreviated JKD, is a hybrid philosophy of martial arts heavily influenced by the personal philosophy and experiences of martial artist Bruce Lee. Lee founded the system on July 9, 1967, referring to it as "non-classical", suggesting that it is a formless form of Chinese Kung Fu. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned and is a philosophy with guiding ideas.

 

Martial Arts taught at SANSHU UK is about self-development, self-discovery, discipline, confidence and encourages you to live a good quality of life through the practice of Martial Arts. You will have to opportunity to learn a lot within our style that ultimately encourages you to push yourself to new limits and promotes cross training to eliminate weaknesses found in most systems.  

 

The meaning of the word Kung Fu. In its original meaning, kung fu can refer to any discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial arts. The Chinese literal equivalent of "Chinese martial art" would be 中國武術 zhōngguó wǔshù. Therefore as a school practicing Martial Arts we practice and promote the idea of good Kung Fu.

 

There is no right or wrong ways of doing things, there are no limitations on what you can practice. The main thing is that you have the will and dedication to Martial Arts and the drive to push your limitations and become a good person. This is SANSHU UK Kung Fu