Bafaquan Eight Methods

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Ba Fa, or Eight Methods, is a martial art developed by Li De Mao (李德茂) during the Qing dynasty. He combined the techniques of...

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Baguazhang Eight Trigrams Palm

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Baguazhang is one of the major “internal” Chinese martial arts. Bagua zhang literally means “eight trigram palm,” referring to...

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Bajiquan Eight Extremes Fist

BajiQuan, also known as the kaimen baji quan (open-door eight extremes boxing), is a very respected traditional Chinese boxing schools. The word “kaimen” (“opening the door”) is used because the sense of technique is six methods of opening (“liu da kai” – “six big opennings”), intended for break down the defence (“the doors”) of...

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Bak Mei White Eyebrow

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Bak Mei (literally White Eyebrows; also known as Pai Mei, Pei Mei, Bai Mei, Pak Mei, and Bak Mei Pai) is said to have been one of the legendary Five Elders...

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Black Tiger Kung Fu

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Shaolin Shandong Black Tiger Kung Fu (黑虎拳, Hei Hu Quan, black tiger fist) is a northern Chinese martial art which originated in...

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Changquan Long Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Changquan (Traditional Chinese: 長拳; Simplified Chinese: 长拳; literally “Long Fist”) is a general term for external...

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Chaquan Cha Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Chaquan (Chinese: 查拳) is a style of Chinese martial arts that features graceful movements and some acrobatic aerial maneuvers....

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Chinese Martial Arts

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Chinese martial arts describes the enormous variety of martial arts styles originating in China. Kung fu and wushu are popular terms that have...

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Chinese Martial Arts Training

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Chinese martial arts training consists of the following components: basics, forms, applications and weapons. Each style has its own unique...

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Choi Lei Fut

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Like other southern Chinese martial arts, Choi Lei Fut features Five Animal techniques based on the tiger, dragon, crane, leopard, and snake but is...

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Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Chow Gar is a short range fighting system from the Southern Shaolin, and is a form of Southern Praying Mantis, which is one of many Chinese martial...

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Choy Gar Rat Kung Fu

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Rat Kung Fu, Choy Gar Kuen or Caijia Quan is a Chinese martial art that was invented by Choy Gau Lee. The original techniques were developed in the...

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Chuo Jiao Poking Feet

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Chuojiao (戳腳, literally “poking foot”) is a Chinese martial art that comprises many jumps, kicks, and fast fist sequences. The...

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Dachengquan Great Achievement Boxing

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Yi quan , also known as dacheng quan, is a martial art system which was founded by the Chinese xingyiquan master, Wang Xiangzhai...

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Ditangquan Ground Prone Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Ditangquan, or “ground tumbling boxing”, is a type of martial art that originated in the Shandong Province of China during the Song...

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Do Pi Kung Fu

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Do Pi, “style of the way”, is a southern style of Kung Fu founded by the late Chan Dau in the Yung Kay district of Canton in the late...

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Dragon Kung Fu

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang The movements of the Dragon style  “dragon shape rubbing bridges” of Chinese martial arts are based on the mythical Chinese...

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Duan Quan Short Range Boxing

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Duan Quan, also known as short-style boxing, is a form of kung fu practiced primarily in the Hebei Province of China. A highly dynamic and...

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Emeiquan O Mei Ch’uan

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Emeiquan is a Chinese martial art. Emei is one of the major martial mountains, being located in Sichuan Province. A wide range of Kung Fu styles have...

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Fanziquan Overturning Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Fanziquan (Chinese: 翻子拳; literally “tumbling fist”) is a Chinese martial art that emphasizes offense and defense with the...

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Feng Shou Hand of the Wind

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Feng Shou (or ‘Hand of the Wind’) is a Kung Fu style which incorporates as much as possible of the softness of Tai Ji. There is work with...

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Five Ancestors Wuzuquan

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Five Ancestors has been attributed variously to Chua Giok Beng (pinyin: Cài Yùmíng) of Jinjiang near Quanzhou in Fujian in the second half...

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Five Animals

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang In the Chinese martial arts, imagery of the Five Animals (Chinese: 五形,  literally “Five Forms”)—Tiger, Crane, Leopard,...

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Fu Jow Pai Tiger Claw System

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Fu Jow Pai (Chinese: 虎爪派, literally “Tiger Claw System”), originally named “Hark Fu Moon” (Black Tiger Kung...

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Fujian White Crane

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Fujian White Crane Kung Fu, once known as Tiger Crane Combination Kung Fu, has been taught by Chief Instructor Dennis Kah Swee Ngo since 1977. He has...

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Fut Gar Buddhist Palm

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Fut Gar or Buddhist Palm is a southern style of Kung Fu which utilizes mostly punches, palm strikes and low kicks. It is further characterized by...

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Gouquan Dog Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Dog Kung Fu, i.e. Gouquan (狗拳), is a martial arts style from China. This is a southern style of Chinese boxing that specializes in...

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History of Chinese Martial arts

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang The origins of Chinese martial arts are traced to self-defense needs, hunting activities and military training in ancient China. Hand to hand...

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Hong Cha

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Hong Cha Kung Fu is a southern Chinese martial arts style that incorporates training and techniques that are characteristic of that region. Some of...

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Hop Gar Lama Martial Art

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang The closely related martial arts Lama Pai, Tibetan White Crane, and Hop Gar have their most recent common ancestor in a martial art called...

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Houquan Monkey Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Monkey Kung Fu (猴拳) is a Chinese martial art where the movements imitate monkeys or apes in fighting. One of the more acrobatic kung fu...

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Hung Fut

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Hung Fut is a southern style of Kung Fu that is part of martial arts history and tradition. It was first developed over 350 years ago and is still...

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Hung Gar

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Hung Ga, also known as Hung Kuen, is a southern Chinese martial art associated with the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, who was a master of Hung Ga....

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I Liq Chuan Mind Body Art

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang I Liq Chuan (Mind Body Art): I Liq Chuan is a relatively new Chinese Martial Art founded by its current Grand Master, Chin Lik Keong of Malaysia. As a...

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Jing Quan Do

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Jing Quan Do is a modern synthetic martial arts style created by Alex Tao (Tao Zhong Xian) of Shandong province. Also known as China’s Police...

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Jow Ga Kung Fu

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Jow Ga Kung Fu (aka Zhou Jia) (Chinese: 周家功夫) is a form of Kung Fu. It was founded by Jow Lung who was born in 1891, on the...

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Kuen Do Way of the Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Kuen-Do (拳道) literally means “the way of the fist.” However, in the intended Chinese term, the character “fist” is...

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Kung Fu Origin and History

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Chinese style martial artists in the United States have long tried to make sense out of the many pieces of contradictory information...

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Kuntao Way of the Fist

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Kuntao is a term from the Hokkien Chinese dialect meaning Way of the Fist (similar to Chuan Fa, or Fist Technique). Purely Chinese kuntao styles exist...

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Lai Tung Pai

Chinese Martial Arts | What is Kung Fu | Chinese Martial Arts Training | History of Chinese Martial arts | Kung Fu Origin and History | Shaolin Kung Fu | Styles of Chinese Martial Arts | The Term of Kung fu | The Term of Wushu | Yin and Yang Lai Tong Pai (Poon Kuen – Encircle Fist Style) Kung Fu is an art dating back to the beginning of the Ching Dynasty in China. It later moved...

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