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Kungfu

 

Chinese Kung Fu

Kung Fu, also named Wushu, has been developed into a very popular international sport. It is the Chinese martial art that blended the skills of self-defense, hunting and military training in ancient times. Modern Chinese martial arts usually concentrate on forms (or taolu in Chinese), which comprise basic movements, including stances, kicks, punches, jumps, sweeps and throws, which are mainly aimed at exhibitions and competitions, and often include more acrobatic jumps and movements.

The Chinese martial arts heroes and heroines have been fascinating thousands of people all over the world with their performances on stage and screen. And Kungfu, the Chinese special arts has also attracted the people all over the world to visit and learn all sorts of Grand Kungfu show.

Kungfu in Beijing

  • Wushu Performance in Martial Arts School

Beijing offers many opportunities to enjoy Kungfu and even to learn some tai chi.

In Beijing Shaolin, in Huilongguan, Changping District, students perform Wushu at any time, allowing close views of forms and qigong (chi kung, practices that involve methods of accumulating, circulating and working with qi or energy within the body), two essential elements of Chinese martial arts.

If you want to see the show alone or with two or three friends, you can also call the school for information on show times, and when you can enjoy it for free.

  • Kungfu Show in Beijing's Red Theater

In addition, "The Legend of Kung Fu", an 80-minute show playing every night in Beijing's Red Theater, tells how a small boy became a Kungfu master after a series of trials. No speaking, only Kungfu, dance and acrobatics. English subtitles explain the story.

  • Tai Chi in Parks

The city also has the perfect places to learn Kungfu every morning. Many Chinese practice tai chi and qigong in the morning in public parks such as the Ritan Park, or the Sun Altar Park, and the Temple of Heaven, especially at weekends, and visitors are welcome to look around or even take a short course.

Kungfu in Luoyang

Shaolin Temple, the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel, is the birthplace of Chan Buddism-cradle of Shaolin Kungfu. Shaolin Kungfu is a kind of martial arts practiced by monks under the special Buddhist culture of the Songshan Shaolin Temple. Taking martial art skills and actions as the performance form and Buddhism belief and Zen wisdom as the cultural meaning, the Shaolin Kungfu has a complete technical and theoretical system. The Shaolin Kungfu is an outstanding representative of the Chinese Wushu culture, and is the most representative performance form of the Shaolin culture.

If you are interested in Shaolin Kungfu, You can go with us for a Kungfu tour in Luoyang. Besides for watching and learning Shaolin Kungfu in Shaolin Temple, you also have the chance to visit The Longmen Grottoes located in the south of Luoyang City, is regarded as the most famous treasure house of stone inscriptions in China. In addition, you can have a visit to White Horse Temple which is believe to be the first Buddhist temple built by the government in China.

Kungfu in Wudang Mountain

Wudang Mountain, the cradle of Wudang Kungfu, is one of the most famous mountains in the world, the holy land of Daoism. It is where internal martial arts have developed. It is also the place where its founder, the great Daoist priest Zhang San Feng (also known as Zhang Jun Bao was born in Liao Dong in the late Yuan Dynasty. His ancestors and parents lived in Longhu Hill, Jiangxi Province. His father was an expert in telling fortune by watching stars), established his skill. With a long history of precious culture, Wudang Mountain was named by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994 as a World Heritage site.

  • Wudang Kungfu School - Yuxu Palace

Yuxu Palace is a good way to learn Wudang Kungfu. Yuxu Palace was built in 1413, originally one of the largest buildings in Wudang with its 2,000 rooms, until it was destroyed in 1745. There are a number of students who are interested in Wudang Kungfu come here for training. The school is conveniently located directly next to the main training ground, the Yu Xu Temple. A person can learn one or two forms and qigong in a month, but this varies by the individual.

Kungfu Tours in China

 
Beijing Impression Tour with Kung Fu Show   Beijing Impression Tour with Kung Fu Show
Duration: 4 days Available: daily
Visiting: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Kung Fu Show, Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutongs, Ming Tomb, Spirit Way, Temple of Heaven
Experience the traditional Beijing, including the imperial palaces, typical ancient city alley - Hutongs + Fabulous Chinese Kung Fu show...

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China Kung Fu Tour   China Kung Fu Tour
Duration: 11 days Available: daily
Visiting: Beijing,Xian, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Shanghai
Chinese Kung Fu is one of the most well known examples of traditional Chinese culture. It combines techniques of self-defense and health-keeping. Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the most famous Chinese Kung Fu style in the world and attracts a lots of people to learn and practice it. This tour will make you know more about Shaolin Kung Fu and its people.

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