Wednesday, July 20, 2016
COMBAT: Kung Fu vs. MMA (video)
Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; Hacker Tech E; ADTV; History Films
Buddhist Shaolin monks of China developed a Zen (Ch'an) practice and self-defense moves. Meditation disciplines the mind, cools the heart (emotions) so that what one gains in the process is precision. Rather than attacking, one controls the fight. There is no need to "repel" an attacker only to go with the flow and redirect the energy back upon the assailant. The yin-yang works like magic so that the attacker brings him/herself down with the least amount of effort and disturbance by the defender. With strength like this in the first place, one can easily avoid conflict to begin with.
Shaolin kung fu is among the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts. It originated and was developed in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan Province, China.
During the 1,500 years of its development, Shaolin kung fu became one of the largest schools of kung fu. The name Shaolin is also used as a brand for the so-called external styles of kung fu. Many styles in southern and northern China use the name Shaolin.