Kung Fu                       
Shi Mei Lin Shao Lin Sword

Kung fu or Gong fu is a Chinese term referring to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete. In its original meaning, kung fu can refer to any discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial arts.

Shao Lin Chuan  

Shao Lin Chuan, Kung Fu, is a style of martial arts descended from the system taught at the famous Shao Lin Temple.
Northern Shao Lin Kung Fu developed as a “long-fist” style emphasising kicks over hand techniques. Such a long-range system stresses full extension of the limbs so that kicks and punches are extended as far as possible without compromising balance or power. The Shao Lin practitioner generates power from a combination of great speed and large. flowing movements, picturing his hands and feet as strong and compact stones while his arms and legs are ropes. The limbs remain supple and relaxed during movement and only tighten when fully extended.

Shi Mei Lin with twin hook swords
Wu Shu          
Shi Mei Lin demonstrates  Kung Fu Kick

Wu Shu, the true name for Chinese Martial Arts, is already the most popular national sport in China, a country of 1.1 billion people. Previously Wu Shu figured significantly in the simple matter or survival through China’s many wars and political upheaval. Today, Wu Shu has been organised and systemised into a formal branch of study in the performance arts by the Chinese. It’s emphasis has shifted from combat to performance, and it is practised for its method of achieving health, self-defence skills, mental discipline, recreational pursuit and competition.