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Techniques and Styles of Chinese Martial Arts

Kung Fu refers to Chinese Martial Arts Fighting Styles. Hundreds of different styles of Chinese martial arts have developed over the past two thousand years, many distinctive styles with their own sets of techniques and ideas. There are themes common which allows them to be group according to generalized "families", "sects" or "schools" of martial art styles. There are styles that mimic movements from animals and others that gather inspiration from various Chinese philosophies or mythologies. Some styles put most of their focus into the belief of the harnessing of qi energy, while others concentrate solely on competition and exhibition. This rich variety of styles has created numerous classification schemes.

Geographical location such as regional affiliation is one well known example. A particular Chinese martial arts style can be referred to as either a northern fist or a southern fist depending on its point of origin. Additional details such as province or city can further identify the particular style. Other classification schemes include the concept of external and internal. This criterion concerns the training focus of a particular style. Religious affiliation of the group that found the style can also be used as a classification. The three great religions of Taoism, Buddhism and Islam have associated martial arts styles. There are also many other criteria used to group Chinese martial arts; for example, imitative-styles and legendary styles; historical styles and family styles. Another more recent approach is to describe a style according to their combat focus.

Baguazhang Kung Fu   [techniques]

Baguazhang is an internal style of Chinese martial art. Bagua means "Eight Trigram". This refers to the eight basic principles described in the ancient metaphysical treatise the Yijing (I-Ching), or "Book of Changes". Bagua is meant to be the physical manifestation of these eight principles. "Zhang" means "palm" and designates Baguazhang as a style of martial art which emphasizes the use of the open hand over the closed fist. Baguazhang as a martial art is based on the theory of continuously changing in response to the situation at hand in order to overcome an opponent with skill rather than brute force.
Bajiquan Kung Fu   [techniques]

Bajiquan literally "eight extremes fist" is a Chinese Martial ARt that features explosive, short range power and is famouse of its elbow strikes. It originated in Northern China
Chow Gar   [techniques]

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 arts. It is an aggressive style with emphasis on close range fighting. These skills are developed by utilizing a range of training techniques a.k.a chongs and gungs, which have been developed over several centuries.
Eagle Claw Kung Fu   [techniques]

Eagle Claw Kung Fu is a traditional chinese martial art and is one of the oldest and most complex of the surviving Northern Shaolin kung fu systems. Along with the long strikes and kicks that represent Northern systems, the Eagle Claw system is distinguished by its gripping techniques and system of joint locks, takedowns, and pressure point strikes, which represent one of the oldest forms of the Chinese grappling known as Chin Na.
Hsing Yi Kung Fu   [techniques]

Xingyiquan or Hsing I Chuan is one of the major "internal" Chinese martial arts. Xingyiquan translates approximately to "Form/Intention Boxing", or "Shape/Will Boxing", and is characterised by aggressive, seemingly linear movements and explosive power.
Hung Gar Kung Fu   [techniques]

Hung Gar Kung fu is one of the most popular fighting systems to emerge out of the southern regions of China. Dating back some 300 years, it was developed, nourished, and flourished as one of the most widely practiced art forms. When describing this particular fighting system, it is said to be power personified with devestating no-nonsense fighting techniques.
Northern Praying Mantis   [techniques]

Northern praying mantis is a style characterized by fast hand movements. Thehook hands are the "trade mark" of the style and they are found in all the northernsub-styles. Northern Tang Lang Chuen's main weapon is the blinding speed of thehand trying to control and punch the opponent. It has a balanced combination ofcircular and straight movements.
Other important elements are the simultaneous block and punch, and strong choppingpunches. These are practical movements for full contact street fighting. SomeChinese martial artists say that Seven Star Praying Mantis Boxing (one of thepraying mantis sub-styles) is the most aggressive style created in China. Grappling,kicking, nerve-attack and weapons complete the northern branch.
Southern praying mantis is very different. It is an infighting system thatresembles Wing Chun. Chi Kung is very important in the Southern Praying Mantis.Movements are continuous and circular, soft and hard, except in attack, wherethe middle knuckle (phoenix eye) of the index finger is used like a needle topierce the internal organs. A punch with the fist produces an external muscularbruise, striking with the phoenix eye produces an internal bruise.
San Shou Kung Fu   [techniques]

SanShou or Sanda is a modern Chinese hand to hand combat, self-defense system, and combat sport. As an unarmed self-defense, close combat system, Sanshou includes da (punches), ti (kicks), shuai (grappling), and na (throws, locks, chokes).
Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu   [techniques]

Southern Praying Mantis a Chinese Martial Art is a close range fighting system that places much emphasis on short power and has aspects of both internal and external techniques. In application, the emphasis is on hand and arm techniques and limited use of low kicks.
Wing Tsun   [techniques]

The main objective of WingTsun (WT) is to be a realistic system of self-defense. WT does not focus on fighting “techniques”, instead relying on fighting and energy principles to be followed at all times.
Chin Na   [techniques]

Chin Na is a Chinese term describing techniques used in the Chinese martial arts that control or lock an opponents joints or muscles/tendons so he cannot move, thus neutralizing their fighting ability. Also chin na su , su meaning technique . Chin na su literally means technique of catching and locking in Chinese. Some schools simply use the word na to describe the techniques.
Kuntao   [techniques]

Kuntao or Kuntao Silat is a Hokkien term referring to Chinese martial arts practiced in Southeast Asia and have usually been influenced by silat .
Tai Chi   [techniques]

T'ai-Chi Ch'uan translates to English as "grand ultimate boxing". It is the most popular form of Chinese Martial Art and exercise in the world. T'ai-chi Ch'uan (pronounced tie jee chyun) is a subtype of Kung-fu which dates back to the 1700's. It is a relaxing, low intensity exercise that also has Martial Art potential. In the 1930's, the Martial version was modified and popularized as a health promotion exercise.
Jeet Kune Do   [techniques]
Jeek Kune Do, is a martial art and life philosophy founded by philosopher, martial artist, and actor Bruce Lee. It´s not a style of martial arts like other more traditional arts. What sets Jeet Kune Do apart from traditional styles of martial arts is that it´s not fixed or patterned. It is a philosophy with guiding thoughts.
Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do is used to refer to the martial arts system that Lee founded. "Jun Fan" was Lee's Chinese given name, so the literal translation is "Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist."

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