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Martial Arts - Shaolin
Shaolin - this is a traditional style of Kung Fu Wu Shu. This martial art was compiled and has been improved for ages in Shaolin Cloister. The style is one of the most known and developed among kung fu wu shu techniques. The characteristic things of Shaolin are low position as well as long and medium distance fights. In combat techniques of Shaolin are heavily used a centrifugal power and Qi Gong on the advanced level. In Shaolin we have got a lot of hand techniques and kicks (strike combinations, blocks, levers, throws, etc.). Perfectly compiled kick techniques, especially kicks from jumping up, are one of the most effective and showy forms among martial arts. Statistic from contest confirm that Shaolin is one of the most effective styles among full-contact fights.
Among the favourite weapon of monks from Shaolin we can class: stick, sabre, sword, spear, pike, chains, and otherless popullar weapon, such as triple flair or spade.
Instructing programme of this style includes several levels, which gradually raise skills of students. In the first phase of teaching Shaolin style, the strongerst pressure is put in general exercises (with cultivate strenght, speed, endurance, movements co-ordination) and basic fight techniques (positions, blocks, strikes and kicks). In the second phase we teach basic hand forms and and their use in fight as well as basic forms with weapon.
In next stage students train advanced hand forms and their use in fight, double forms (made in pairs) and forms with weapon: stick, sabre, sword, spear, pike, and chain. Among the most known and taught forms, we can class: tan tui (10 elastc kick form), "18 arhats" (traditional fight technques, exercised in pairs, strength forms, "five animals", earth, "drank master", and also double forms with weapon. When somebody achieves an advanced level, there are made exercises with using Qi energy on the trainings.
Shaolin by its philosophy affects development of spiritual sphere and psyhe of students (strengthening will power and psychic immunity in stress situations), what is very important in normal life (scholl, job, etc.).Besides Shaolin gives you practical ability of fight and possibility to correct general co-ordination of you body.
C.S. & R "TRADITION". The page of School of Chinese Martial Arts - Shaolin.
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