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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned as a leader in the international Entertainment Industry working on behalf of the largest brands and corporate events. Our Productions have been featured on stage and television, reaching a projected audience of over 1.8 billion viewers so far.
Our Channels across many platforms inspires enthusiasts from around the world to learn Chinese Martial Arts and study through our programs. Across Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube, Wushu Shaolin strives to connect millions of members from around the world. The official Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu Online Distance Education Course is a revolutionary program paving the way. Please see key terms below.
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“Wushu” is the official Chinese term for “Martial Arts” 武 “Wu” Military or Martial 術 “Shu” Art or Artform. It was developed around 1949 to structure martial arts for sport or competition. The result is a beautiful and awe inspiring display of martial arts prowess.
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 kungfu. It combines Ch’an philosophy and martial arts.
Kung fu (功夫) is a compound word composed of 功 (Gōng) meaning “work”, “achievement”, and 夫 (Fū) a particle or suffix with diverse meanings related to having skill.
The genesis of Kung Fu has been attributed to the need for self-defense, hunting, and military training in ancient China. Hand-to-hand combat and weapons practice were important in training ancient Chinese soldiers. Arts are classified into “families” (家; jiā), “sects” (派; pài) or “schools” (門; mén).
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Wushu 武术, which is synonymous for Kung Fu, is the modern sport popularized by Jet Li 李连杰. The competitive sport is divided into two primary categories, Taolu 套路 and San Shou 散手. Taolu are the unique hand and weapon routines derived from traditional Shaolin Kung Fu while San Shou is the Chinese version of MMA or Mixed Martial Arts. The International Wushu Federation has standardized the various TaoLu routines into three primary categories; ChangQuan 长拳, NanQuan 南拳, &Tai Ji Quan 太极拳. Modern Wushu Chang Quan or “Long Fist” is divided into 4 primary levels which include Chu ji Chang Quan 初级长拳, Zhong ji Chang Quan 中级长拳, Gao ji Chang Quan 高级长拳, and Guo Ji Chang Quan 国际长拳. In addition, there are four fully recognized weapon divisions that include the Staff 棍, Broadsword 刀, Straight-sword 剑,Spear 枪.
Modern Wushu NanQuan 南拳 is devided into 3 primary levels which include Chuji Nan Quan 南拳, Zhongji Nan Quan南拳, and Gaoji Nan Quan 南拳. There are also two primary south weapons such as Nan Gun南棍 & Nan Dao南刀. Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu students must memorize all of the compulsory routines in order to receive a Black Belt in South style Wushu.
About Shaolin Kung Fu
Shaolin Kung Fu is world renowned as the mother of all asian martial arts. It was developed at the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, China approximately 1500 years ago from a set of yoga health postures.
There are two primary sets of Shaolin forms that are taught around the globe. The first set is the 10 core Songshan Shaolin Temple forms which include Lian Huan Quan 连环拳, Tong Bi Quan 通臂拳, Xiao Hong Quan 小洪拳, Qi Xing Quan 七星拳, Da Hong Quan 大洪拳, Pao Quan 炮拳, Tai Zu Chang Quan 太祖长拳, Chang Hu Xin Yi Men 长护心意门, Luo Han Quan 罗汉拳, and Shaolin Guiding Quan 少林规定拳. Northern Shaolin Kung Fu is another system that includes two preliminary routines known as 12 Tan Tui 十二弹腿 and Lian Bu Quan 连步拳. There are also 10 core Northern Shaolin forms that include Shaolin #6 Duan Da 短大, #7 Mei Hua 梅花, #4Chuan Xin 穿心, #5 Wu Yi 武艺, #8 Ba Bu 拔步, #1 Kai Men 开门, #2 Ling Lu 领路, #3 Zuo Ma 坐马, #9 Lian Huan 连环, and #10Shi Fa 式法. Northern Shaolin Kung Fu is also filed with numerous animal styles including the infamous preying mantis. Two of the most prominent preying mantis forms include Li Pi Tang Lang & Beng Bu Tang Lang. In addition to animal styles there are 18 classical weapons in Shaolin Kung Fu. Some of these weapons are Yin Shou Gun, Shaolin Dao, Shaolin Qiang, Shaolin Jian,San Jie Gun, Jiu Jie Bian, Shaolin Bian, Sheng Biao, Shuang Dao, Shuang Bian, Shuang Gou, Shuang Shou Jian, Pu Dao, Da Dao, Yue Ya Chan, and Damo Guai Zi.
Tai Ji Quan is world renowned for its healing abilities. It is an ancient exercise that encourages proper breathing and body posture. There are five predominant Tai Ji styles that include the Yang, Chen, Hao, Wu, and Sun. The most famous and widely practiced style of Tai Ji Quan is the Yang family style. The International Wushu Federation recognizes the 42 YangPosture Tai Ji Quan as an official division in competition Wushu. Another popular practice is called Qi Gong. Qi Gong is a set of meditative breathing tichniques that strengthen the internal organs and produce a mystical energy called Qi. This internal energy can be used to help eliminate illnesses such as colds, flues, and even cancer. It is also used by martial artist during combat to defeat an opponent. Although it is rather difficult to comprehend, many theorist describe Qi as simply natural energy inherent in all living creatures.
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About Sparring - Sanshou or Sanda
San Shou, also known as Sanda, is a combative sport derived from Kung Fu. The fighting method incorporates punches, kicks, throws, take downs, and grappling. It is the Chinese equivalent of modern MMA. In Sanda, there are strict rules, a fighter can defeat an opponent through points, referee decision, or technical knockout.
Shuai Jiao which derived more than 4,000 years ago in China is the art of uprooting an opponent to the ground by utilizing takedowns, a form of ancient ground fighting. Many Japanese styles including Jiu Jitsu, Judo, & Aikido share lineages traced back to Shui Jiao.