January 22, 2007

Changing Perceptions of Kung Fu

ConfuciousOne of the main aims of Shaolin Wahnam has been the promotion of Jun Zi or the Confucian concept of the ideal person. This notion maintains that we should try and excel in both the scholarly and the martial arts. The tough warrior reading poetry has become a cliche but that should not detract us from the goal of leading a rounded life.

We are lucky in that the three main areas that we develop in our training (see 'The Kung Fu Fire Triangle'), can easily be applied to whatever we turn to. With a healthy body, a sound mind and plenty of energy we are free to engage fully in life. Not only this, but with the open heart that comes from good chi kung, we are more open to the joys of even normally mundane tasks.