Category Archives: The Shaolin Way

Amazing Technique in Shaolin Kung fu

Some people may think that many Shaolin Kungfu patterns are only decorative. You may be amazed at how profound they are in overcoming complex situations. The kungfu patterns above and below show five examples from the famous Shaolin Five Animals, from which much of the form and spirit of Shaolin Kungfu are derived. The Dragon form, expressed above in the double dragon-claws, is instrumental for the training of shen, or mind. The Snake form, expressed in the finger-thrust,.
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Shaolin Kung Fu

The name Shaolin kung fu has in recent years become a victim of its own fame. Once a symbol of excellence and nobility, it has become synonymous with the cheap and gaudy imitations of traditional martial arts prevalent in films and theatrical shows presented to the west. Contrary to popular opinion, Chinese martial arts did not originate from the Shaolin Temple. Fighting arts were practiced in China, as in other parts of the world, since the.
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