Watching Jean Claude Van Damme in ‘Kickboxer’ or Tony Jaa in ‘Ong Bak’, as well as several big screen presentations of the likes of Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee or Jet Li, you will certainly be introduced into a new world of sports and thrilling close-range skills of self-defense and attack without the use of modern weapons – the various sports include Karate, Judo, Tae Kwo Ndo, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Kickboxing etc., and they are collectively referred to as martial arts.
To many people, the techniques used appear impossible to perform, but when a person learns any martial art, one is taught on what should be done.
These are skills which mainly originate from Asian countries and the techniques used usually vary from one country of origin to the other. Basically, a person learning any of these skills is taught how to balance his/her body when in combat especially when striking.
The person should show endurance because they were practiced anciently for self-defense or for combats, be attentive with great visualization, as well as techniques to strike rapidly. The training involves the use of fast reflexes which is beat achieved by having great relaxation and concentration techniques which are also taught.
This website was originally created in late 2005 by a professor of Chinese history and culture. He used the website to share his experiences of his travel to China to study Taijiquan (tai qi) in the summer of 2005 at the Fawang Buddhist Temple on ‘Song Shan Mountain’ in Deng Feng, Henan Province, China.
To any martial arts enthusiast, Song Shan Mountain is one great place to visit because it is the home of the world’s most famous Shaolin Temple and the birth place of Kung Fu – which is the most popular Chinese martial arts- and Zen (Chen) Buddhism.
The site was used to encourage martial arts enthusiasts to partake in travel packages and visit some of the places that the professor visited that summer, as well as learning more about ancient martial arts techniques.
Being a martial arts enthusiast to I decided to recreate content pertaining to the various martial arts techniques. There are several posts on this site about some martial arts experiences and you can access them by clicking on various categories below.