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Kung Fu Styles at the Academy

All of the following styles of Chinese Kung Fu are part of our weekly training schedule. However, some of them are offered in optional classes, but all of them can be trained full-time if you wish to.

Shaolin Kung Fu
Shaolin Kung Fu is the origin of all Chinese martial arts and more than 1500 years old. The Shaolin temple and its monks are best known and admired in all the world. Shaolin Kung Fu training includes power, indurance, flexibility, smoothness and mind - everything an excellent martial artist needs.
Tai Ji
Tai Ji is an internal style of Chinese Kung Fu and the most widely practiced martial art in the world today. It is based on the principle of the soft overcoming the hard. The term 'Tai Ji' refers to the ancient Chinese concept of the interplay between two opposite yet complementary forces (Yin and Yang).
Qi Gong
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese energy practice. 'Qi' means energy, 'Gong' means work. It is based on the Chinese concept of Qi flowing through the body. Qigong is a self-healing art that combines movement and meditation. It is used for medical and health purposes and to improve ones martial arts practise.
Sanda is the Chinese way of kickboxing. It is also called 'Sanshou',  which roughly translates as "actual combat". The simple concept of Sanda is two people fighting against each other without weapons.
Baji is a school of traditional Chinese Marital Arts that features explosive, short range power. It was also known as "rake fist" due to the fist being held loosely and slightly open when not striking, resembling a rake. It also involves many downward strike moves, like a rake's movement in the field.
Bagua Zhang is one of the three orthodox internal styles of Chinese martial arts (the other two being Xingyi and Tai Ji). 'Ba Gua' translates to eight trigrams, 'Zhang' means palm and designates Bagua as a style of martial arts, which emphasizes the use of the open hand in preference to the closed fist.
Xingyi is known as one of the excellent traditional Chinese internal styles, emphasizing not only on training the body but also the mind. Xingyi focuses on the unity between the external form and internal energy.