The Benefits of Chinese Martial Arts

 

Health and Fitness

By health, we mean not only being free from illness, but the ability to sleep soundly, to work energetically, to think clearly, and to be calm yet alert. By fitness, we mean not just physical strength, but the ability to react quickly, to endure hard work, and to concentrate without mental fatigue.

Chinese Kungfu

Kung Fu is better than other forms of exercise for promoting health and fitness. In swimming, jogging, and karate, for example, the fitness acquired diminishes as one grows old, but in Kung Fu it is enhanced. This is because Kung Fu is more than physical exercise; it develops the inner faculties of vital energy and the mind. A Kung Fu practitioner will exhibit more zest and vitality in both work and play than an ordinary person, and have calmness of mind and clarity of thought even under demanding situations.

 

Character Training

 

Chinese Kungfu

Kung Fu teaching emphasizes moral development as well as physical training, stressing values like respect, courage, tolerance, and reverence for life. The very nature of Kung Fu training is a long process of character building. Wholesome qualities like endurance, perseverance, discipline, loyalty, and a calm disposition are prerequisites for progress, especially at higher levels. All these qualities, acquired through Kung Fu training, are transferable to daily life.

 

Self-Defense

 

Chinese Kungfu

Self-defense is the essence of Chinese martial arts. True Kung Fu teaching always instructs students to be tolerant and avoid fighting, but the ability to defend oneself is a valuable asset. It is only when we know that we can defend ourselves effectively that we gain self-confidence. In this way self-defense can be applied to non-combative situations, such as job interviews or school exams. In modern society, this need for psychological self-defense is perhaps more important than the need to actually fight.

by Xiao Xiao @ InteractChina.com

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2 thoughts on “The Benefits of Chinese Martial Arts

  1. I personally used Kung Fu as a weight loss method. 😀 Two years ago, I actually followed some Toronto Kung Fu classes and the results were absolutely amazing! Due to this martial art, I lost almost 20 pounds. I recommend Kung Fu to anyone looking for a great weight loss solution.

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    1. Hi, Susan. Thanks for your info. It’s really a good news for the ones who want to lose their weight. 20 pounds, it’s truly amazing! Hope that more and more people could read it and benefit from the kung fu training.

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