What is The true Martial Arts Kung Fu in China? Qi Gong
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As a Chinese, I think I have a better understanding of kung fu martial arts than most western people.
Many people think that Chinese kung fu martial arts is much more than boxing. In his view, kung fu martial arts should also include kicking, elbow and knee skills.
This is reasonable, but I have something more to say. I think there are no big differences between the different types of martial arts. Each country in the world has its own theories of martial arts, but they are all very similar.
The martial arts of Chinese kung fu have been exaggerated in my view. Many Chinese "kung fu masters" watch boxing. But in real street fights, cross, jab, hook and upper-cut are the most practical and useful ways to hit your opponents.
The shortest span between two points is a straight line. In most situations, the simplest way is the best. Also, punches have many tricks and need a lot of practice to improve their power.
In China, many people think that Chinese kung fu martial arts have too many simple forms. In kung fu martial arts shows, kung fu fighters are only doing something perfunctory.
These kinds of shows are like dance shows, not practical wrestling shows.
Why do the Chinese kung fu martial arts have so many simple shapes? I guess it is because of Chinese culture.
There are many simple shapes and shallow things in ancient Chinese culture, and the Chinese kung fu martial arts got them from the culture.
If you like Chinese kung fu novels, you will see many superficial things in them. The kung fu in these novels has been greatly exaggerated and they are like magic.
The best kung fu masters are like god and can do many amazing things in these kung fu novels.
Although I have to admit this kung fu martial arts deficiency, it still has some really good things.
Qi Gong (also called Nei Gong) is the only thing in kung fu, compared to other martial arts in the world. In many kung fu videos, you can see many Qi Gong things from Shaolin monks. They are capable of breaking bricks, sometimes even iron sticks with this Qi Gong kung fu.
However this particular kung fu is not easy to learn. Most Qi Gong kung fu teachers are unwilling to teach other people.
This makes Qi Gong increasingly mysterious in the world. I have a few good friends training Qi Gong Kung Fu in China.
Everyone has this kind of feeling that Qi Gong Kung Fu theory sounds very reasonable at times.
But sometimes you will also find it ridiculous. In the learning period of this Qi Gong Kung Fu, they can understand some theories of Qi Gong Kung Fu at some point. But sometimes they will find themselves in the wrong situation.
In my opinion, you shouldn't waste time learning this kind of mysterious Qi Gong kung fu if your goal is to learn how to defend yourself.
Some people studied 10 or 20 years of Qi Gong kung fu but still lost in the actual street fights.
If you want to learn something more practical, I think Chinese wrestling is a good option.
You don't need to find a "kung fu master" to teach you this. Coaches from academia or sports schools can teach you the most practical fighting skills.
All of these coaches must obtain a professional license to teach students. They have a long experience of teaching wrestling.
In general, if you can learn wrestling for an hour or two every day, you can win most street fights after a year of wrestling practice.
If you can insist on training for 3 years. You will find that it is very difficult to find a good opponent in your environment. Boxing is also a very good option.
You can greatly improve your combat skills if you have a year of training in boxing. For self defense, I think fighting and boxing are enough.
These are really handy in real street fights.
Sanshou kung fu is the most sane kung fu in my point of view. It is like a combination of Chinese wrestling and Chinese kickboxing.
Learning Sanshou Kung Fu can be much more useful in real street fights than learning the mysterious Qi Gong Kung Fu.
Although many Qi Gong teachers talk about his amazing Qi Gong all the time.
One can stand out to fight Hailong Liu (the famous champion of Sanshou Kung Fu in China). Sanshou Kung Fu is not very difficult to learn.
You only need 3 months to learn your techniques and skills. After a year or two of practice, you will gain the ability to defend yourself and protect others.
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