GOLDEN DRAGON CHINESE KUNG FU AND CULTURE INSTITUTE

Kung-Fu/Wushu Program

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There are many benefits for those who practice Wushu. Physically, Wushu improves muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. It emphasizes superb control of one’s body, utilizing coordination, balance, power and relaxation. Even the most basic stances, punches, and kicks help increase strength and flexibility, while advanced movements and aerial techniques teach speed, coordination, and explosive power. Many students state that Wushu has put them in the best shape of their life, and many people also find Wushu an excellent way to stay fit and lose excess pounds. Students who train in wushu are well-equipped for all other types of sports and martial arts training.

At Golden Dragon Chinese Kung-fu we provide instruction based on the individual’s needs; whether you are training for international competition and require the latest in scientific approaches to wushu training, or you are interested in exploring the intense and challenging world of martial arts for the first time. With the incredible depth of wushu culture, there is an aspect of wushu for every student.

History of Kung-Fu/Wushu

Wushu is the original art of combat practiced throughout Chinese history. Literally translated, “wushu” means “martial art” and is commonly referred to as “kung fu” in Western civilizations. Wushu was originally established as an international sport in 1990 and recently was added as a medal event at the Asian Games. The sport was demonstrated during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and competitors are striving to add wushu as an internationally recognized Olympic sport.

In ancient and modern Chinese Kung-Fu it has always consisted of several key elements in its techniques –kicking, punching, 
throwing and grapping (joint locking). It is not only for the purpose of self-defense, or offense in a dire situation, but fundamentally, it also enhances the healthiness of human being’s mind and body.

The Content of Wushu

2Wushu Taolu- Wushu Taolu exercises consists of technical movements from various styles. These movements are based on principles of attack and defense, as well as on philosophical concepts. Moreover, they bring pleasure to people as they enable them to grow physically as well as mentally. In recent years, the sport of Wushu has greatly been combined with aspects of western sports competition, which has turned into a modern international sport.

Barehanded exercises include styles such as Chanquan (long-range boxing), Nauquan(southern style boxing), Taijiquan (Taiji Boxing), Xinyiquan(Form and will boxing), Baguazhang (Eight diagram boxing), Tongbeiquan(Through the back boxing), Ditanquan(Ground boxing) and so on.

Among other things, apparatus practice makes use of broadsword, straight sword,staff, spear, double broadsword, double straight sword, nine section whip, and three section staff.

Prearranged fights involve two or three persons and are divided into barehanded and weapon fights. Group exercises consist of movements and combinations done by several persons. Three different Taolu exercises are all characterized by the use of various attacking and defensive movements, which are performed with grace ,rhythm and sprit.

3Sanshou-  ”unsanctioned fight” is a Chinese hand-to-hand self-defense system and combat sport. Sanshou is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which include close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes.

Joint Locking Chin-Na/Qin-Na)- Joint locking is one of the major techniques in Kung Fu bare hand fighting. The underlying principle of joint locking is based on the realization that most human joints can only move in certain directions. By contradicting against these movements, sometimes, in conjunction with the pinching on the adjacent nerve points, one can control the whole body of his/her opponent. Joint-locking can apply to one single point or multi-points simultaneously.

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5Film Action Stunt Training- In addition to the regular courses in fist fighting, weaponry (single and double), we also teach the skills that are used in the Action Films/TV – such as, how to fall, dueling, counter-movement in fighting scene as well as how camera angels.

 

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