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 coegraphed sequence to teach various martial skills in a strucutured way. While I have learned and taught many forms, there are 6 standard forms that I teach in my system. Other forms taught are considered supplemental to the system.
Tan Li Chuen (Spring power fist)
Ging Gong Form (Gold Steel Form)
Tan Tui (Springing Legs)
Darn Dao (Broadsword/ Big Knife)
Jian (Straight Sword)