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Come and join Shengjing Shan Kung Fu Academy in this online Kungfu course, which you can take from the comfort of your own home. The academy aims to reinvent the usual training into an education of cultures through every day practices and training in martial arts.
Each online class will last for two hours with a 20-minute break.
Classes will be held at 3 or 4 p.m. CST (GMT +8) or 3 or 4 a.m. EST (GMT -5).
This course include the basics of Kungfu, each movements application, the power from inner, and how the power pass through the mardians to make the strongest power.
This will include Taiji, Bagua, Xingyi, Mantis, Winchun, and Qigong.
Qi Gong is an ancient form of Chinese meditation. The characters Qi and Gong have multiple translation, nevertheless in this context they can be translated as energy work, with the implication being you are training to control your Qi.
It is based on the concept of becoming aware and manipulating the Qi in your body to reach a desired effect e.g. healing an injury. Used for both medical and health purposes, it is also used by martial artists to complement their Kung Fu. Most modern Qi Gong is now a mixture between Daoist & Buddhist energy cultivation practises which combine movement with meditation.
All Kung Fu makes use of energy training to develop internal force, without which it remains purely external and overly mechanical, a characteristic considered rough and inferior by high level martial artists.
Kung Fu training complemented with Qi Gong enhances harmonious chi flow, thus promoting health, vitality and longevity. Those who place a large emphasis on the practise of Qi Gong will be able to build up to doing Hard Qi Gong demonstrations.
Through the manipulation of the Qi in your body, the mastering of your breath and the conditioning of your body, you can expect to perform incredible feats, such as break marble with your hands or split bricks over your head.
The meaning of Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi) is literally supreme, ultimate. There are a number of different styles of Tai Ji Quan practiced throughout the world today; however, the five most popular are: Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun and Wu (different).
As well as being one of the most effective martial systems in all of history, it is extremely beneficial for personal health when practiced regularly. Its fundamental premise of softness means that it is extremely versatile and accessible for those of all ages and abilities.
Tai Ji stresses slow, controlled breathing coupled with relaxed, balanced postures. This approach aims to eliminate unwanted tension in the practitioners body; consequently allowing the Qi to circulate freely as well as making it available to harness.
The fluidity of Tai Ji permits the practitioner to meet aggressive force with softness allowing one to strike or throw using the constantly flowing energy within the body. Students will begin by learning fist forms to get a basic understanding of the system itself, from there they can then move on to more advanced things such as sword, ball and fan forms.
The core elements that make up Tai Ji are fist and weapon forms, as well as qigong, which all help the student to increase overall body flexibility, body awareness and an understanding of body mechanics.
Despite being somewhat underrepresented in the West, Praying Mantis is one of the most famous and revered external styles in China. The reason being its efficiency when striking, grappling, moving and defending, all conducted at extreme speed.
At Shengjing Shan, they place a great emphasis on ensuring good form from all of their Mantis students, as well as developing speed, power, accuracy, and mental flexibility. Furthermore the exploration of each movement you learn serves to deeper the practitioner and understanding of the art.
Praying Mantis is an aesthetically unique style, founded on a devastating arsenal of techniques which can be applied in any situation. The original Praying Mantis system was first developed by Wang Lang, who originally lived in Shanxi province during the Ming Dynasty.
In the later years, as Praying Mantis Kung Fu continued to evolve, some characteristics of Tai Chi and Plum Blossom Fist were integrated into the style, giving rise to what we now know as Tai Chi Plum blossom Mantis.
The practitioner of this style must balance the Yin and Yang in ones body, aligning their energy whilst constantly rotating the upper and lower extremities. Whilst the striking hands must move like a blooming plum blossom, cutting the opponent like the beads of the flower.
The main part of Mantis development was in Shandong, hence why the province is synonymous with the art. So for those keen to master the art of self-defense, as well as begin to understand China at a deeper, provincial level we recommend you choose this style.
Bagua Zhang is intrinsically linked to Daoist philosophy and is characterized by its use of a unique style of qi gong circle walking. Circle walking, coupled with the coiling and twisting movements of the style, give the skilled practitioner the ability to defend against multiple opponents with seemingly little or no effort.
Bagua Zhang literally translated is 8 Trigrams Palm and is derived from the I Ching (Book of Changes) which is central to the art of Bagua Palm. Each of the 8 Trigrams represents a different kind of power in Bagua: heaven, wind, water, mountain, earth, thunder, fire, and lake.
Each of these powers is characterized by that which it is named after, for example a fire technique would involve twisting, coiling, and clinging to get through the opponents defences and deliver a strike or throw. It was Dong Hai Chuan(1798-1879) who first introduced the art of Bagua Zhang to the world.
Eventually, his travels brought him to Beijing where he worked in the Forbidden City as a servant. Much to the delight of the emperor who was so impressed with Dong's ability he asked him for a display of his skills after which he was subsequently appointed palace bodyguard. From this time he gradually gained fame and began teaching the system to other students. Students will begin by learning the walking method and basic stances, from there they will move on to forms.
Once these forms have been mastered, the students can then move on to the vast array of weapons found in the Bagua system such as: Bagua broadsword, staff, single spear, double spear, straight sword, tornado broadsword, and the more exotic paired weapons such as the Bagua needles, deerhorn knives, etc.
Shaolin Kung Fu is undeniably one of the most iconic and widely recognised styles of Chinese Kung Fu. It is said that the Shaolin temple was founded in 495AD, with its original purpose to serve as a Buddhist monastery. The style born out of the temple stems from humble beginnings, initially created in response to the monks' fear of bandits raiding and desecrating their holy home.
Today, it is an extremely diverse and multifaceted system, allowing the students of this style to pursue any number of paths which suit their individual interests. Some prefer to explore the more traditional route of practical applications and self-defense; others may choose to focus on the more aesthetic elements of Shaolin.
The Shaolin masters who teach at the academy are all extremely talented and enthusiastic individuals with many accolades to their names. They are keen to share the secrets and lessons learned at the temple with foreigners, in the hope that this intrinsic element of Chinese culture continues to like live on in the hearts and minds of Chinese and non-Chinese alike.
Master Qu began practicing Traditional Chinese Kung Fu in his childhood and it has remained his passion ever since. As headmaster of Shenjing Shan, his mission is to introduce Chinese martial arts to a wider foreign audience, to ensure its survival during these days of major industrial growth and the changing of traditions throughout China.
This training is conducted online. Shengjing Shan Traditional Kungfu Academy is based in China (GMT +8), and they will live-stream the classes via Skype. You can participate from the comfort of your home by just using your phone or computer
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