At KFDUSA we bring you the most authentic training in Chinese Kungfu (Wushu).  While emphasizing forms training (the solo empty hand or weapons routines which have always been of great importance in Kungfu), we blend basic and complex movements practice inherent to our art (including stances, kicks, punches, balances, jumps, sweeps and throws).  Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the many traditions in the Chinese culture. It improves your physical strength and promotes an active lifestyle. Martial Arts is not just a physical sport but also improves your mental focus, cultivates noble qualities and increases your sense of nature.

Kungfu enhances self-confidence and courage. Every movement has a purpose; whether it is learning perseverance through the horse stance or discipline through the repeated perfection of a form. Practicing Kung Fu develops the endurance and determination you need in order to overcome adversity.

The training we do in each class can be used for actual combat, and it also helps the individual improve their agility and vigilance no matter the age of the participant. Chinese Kung Fu includes: Traditional Shaolin hand-forms, San Da (Chinese Boxing), Qi Na (self-defense), and the 18 Shaolin weapons, etc. By learning these basic techniques, you are able to stand against any opponent, no matter the circumstances.

Changquan- Long Fist Kungfu, Nanquan- Southern Fist and MORE!

Long Fist style is considered to contain a good balance of hand and foot techniques, but in particular it is renowned for its impressive acrobatic kicks.  In demonstration events, Long Fist techniques are most popular and memorable for their whirling, running, leaping, and acrobatics. Contemporary Changquan moves are difficult to perform, requiring great flexibility and athleticism comparable to that of gymnastics.

Contemporary Nanquan features vigorous, athletic movements with very stable, low stances, extensive hand techniques and a vocal articulation called fasheng (“release shout”) which is the predecessor of the Japanese and Korean martial arts kiai. Power is driven from sharp waist movement with special emphasis on fast stance transition to generate power and speed in the arms. Signature hand techniques of Nanquan are the consecutive downward strikes of the left and right fist called Gua Gai Quan (Gwa Kup Kuen; 挂盖拳), and consecutive upper cut while driving forward called Paoquan (Pow Kuen; 抛拳). There are relatively few kicks in Nanquan although the Tengkong Pantui Cepu (腾空盘腿度侧扑; “flying cross legs kick and land on the side”) and Li Yu Da Ting (鲤鱼打挺直立; carp skip-up) are very common in advanced Nanquan routines. Nanquan also has its own contemporary weapons – the Southern Broadsword (Nandao; 南刀) and Southern Staff (Nangun; 南棍), which were included in the International Wushu competition in 1999.

After students progress through beginner, intermediate and advanced routines they will be able to choose another form which compliments their skills/interest, including Praying Mantis, Tiger, Fanzi, Tongbei among others.

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