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Northern Shaolin Kung Fu What is Kung Fu? Kung Fu also known as Gong Fu, Gung Fu, and Wushu, means martial art. Why Northern Shaolin? Northern Shaolin Kung Fu is the original martial art in which all other styles were descended from. Shaolin means Young Forest, hence big things start off small(Nguyen, 1995). Northern Shaolin originated back in the day about 4,000 years ago in a Shaolin Buddhist temple. It was developed by monks whose goal was to achieve self defense from those who woul

Stone i Outline Thesis Statement: Isshinryu may be the youngest karate to come from Okinawa, but it is as rich with spirit as the earlier forms. I. Background on Isshinryu founder. A. Birth date and location. B. Teachers and influence C. Creation II. Description of Emblem and patch. A. Origin B. Explanation and meaning C. Symbolism III. Kata A. Brief overview B. History C. Explanation D. Benefits IV. Ranking sytem A. K

What Kind of Self Defence is Best for Me? CHOOSING BETWEEN MODEL MUGGING,OTHER SEL Self Defence Tacts - What is self defence - self defence tacts info basic skills fight punch wrestling slam What Kind of Self Defence is Best for Me?CHOOSING BETWEEN MODEL MUGGING,OTHER SELF-DEFENCE COURSES AND MARTIAL ARTS There are numerous misconceptions and myths about self defence in circulation; some humorous and others dangerous. Evaluate your needs and decide what type of course will best addr

karateThesis Statement: Isshinryu may be the youngest karate to come from Okinawa, but it is as rich with spirit as the earlier forms. I. Background on Isshinryu founder. A. Birth date and location. B. Teachers and influence C. Creation II. Description of Emblem and patch. A. Origin B. Explanation and meaning C. SymbolismIII. Kata A. Brief overview B. History C. Explanation D. BenefitsIV. Ranking sytem A. Kyu ranks B. Dan r

Judo is a very interesting and complex modern sport based around the principles and rules of Jujitsu. I am interested in Judo because I used to be in Karate and Martial Arts. I am curious about the ancient Japanese forms of Martial Arts and how they affected the Japanese culture. I did not have much prior knowledge before this project except, but I did know some extremely basic moves such as punches and kicks. Also I know some about the honor and rituals that go into the sport from Karate

In my essay on the Code of Bushido, I will attempt to explain the different sections of the code as well as who used the code that defined Japan's warrior class, the general history of the code and the honor that accompanies it. "Bushi" is a term that was given to the warrior class of a pre-feudal and feudal Japan (www.usjujitsu.net/articles/bushi/htm). "Bushido", which literally translated to "the way of the warrior"(Hall, Eleanor 37), was the certain philosophy that directed the Samur

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an advanced form of the Japanese martial art of the same name. It has been modified by the famous Gracie Family of Brazil to become "arguably the most effective martial art in the world." With the arrival of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on the martial arts scene, it has forever changed the way fighters train. From now on, no true martial artist, regardless of style, will ever neglect to include Brazilian ground-fighting techniques in his training schedule. Without learning th

SHAOLIN TEMPLE Background of Shaolin Introduction The Shaolin Temples served a great role in Chinese History. They were not just simple temples for monks to stay in and do religious practices, they were temples of martial arts; temples where every day is a new training. Not only were the temples involved in martial arts, they once played a big role in political movements too. The Shaolin Temple went through many changes throughout the generations. In the following, one will be able t

The book Zen and the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel, discusses the spirituality connected with the art form in the sport of archery. In this book, Herrigel describes many aspects of how archery is, in fact, not a sport, but an art form, and is very spiritual to those in the east. As an actor, this book helps you to use your spirituality in your acting. Archery, in this book, was the way that the author found his way into Zen Buddhism. He studied this art, which is referred to as the "

The History of Kodokan Judo Judo had its origin in the ancient Japanese art of jujutsu, a system of hand-to-hand combat. The bushi of feudal Japan (samurai) are usually credited for developing jujutsu (at their time the art was known as Yoroi kumi-uchi, a grappling method for fighters fully clad in Japanese armor). However, the Nihon Shoki (the Chronicle of the Japanese nation) documents public unarmed competitions (hikara-kurabe) dating back to 230 B.C. Jujutsu has been known by s