What is Shaolin?
Shaolin (少林) is the name of a temple which teaches various styles or schools of Chinese martial arts. The temple is a Buddhist monastery first located in the Henan province of China. There have been various temples built over the last 1500 years. The various martial art styles taught today were developed by monks at the Shaolin temple.
Shaolin Gung-Fu System
My system is an eclectic system of Gung-Fu that brings the following benefits:
Calisthenics and Stretching for improved physical conditioning.
Chi Gong for better blood circulation and improved organ function.
U-Ding Concentration (Single Pointed Concentration) for improved focus.
Meditation for mental relaxation and improved spacial awareness.
Self-Defense techniques that can be learned and utilized in a short period of time.
Forms to teach basic body coordination and fighting principles.
Single and 2 man drills to train body coordination, awareness, and fight application.
Forms are an integral part of traditional martial arts. They put various techniques and movements together in a choreographed sequence to teach various martial skills in a structured way. While I have learned and taught many forms, there are 7 standard forms that I teach in my system. Other forms taught are considered supplemental to the system.
Ba Duan Jin (8 Silk Weaving): Soft Chi Gong for health and vitality.
Tan Li Chuen (Spring Power Fist): Foundational power generation with the body.
Ging Gong Form (Gold Steel Form): Hard Chi Gong to strengthen bones and body.
Tan Tui (Springing Legs): Teaches combat strategy and foundational skills.
Gun (Staff): Staff fundamentals and techniques.
Darn Dao (Broadsword/ Big Knife): Big Knife fundamentals and techniques.
Jian (Straight Sword): Straight sword fundamentals and techniques.