The Peaceful Warriors Exercise
What use is Weaponry training today
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Why just exercise when you can Get Fit, Learn to understand and defend against Weaponed Attackers, improve your hand-eye coordination and re-enact 1000 year old Warrior Routines; all at the same time. Shaolin Traditional Chinese Weaponry Training, Saturdays Mordialloc 11am, 3 free classes to try out.
Although structured exercise has been around for a while, warriors have been training to be healthy & fit for millennia. Much of this type of training is detrimental for modern lifestyle except for one; the Shaolin Way! Shaolin Monks almost never used weapons against other human beings yet they were know as the best oriental weapons masters. Through 1500 years of development and learning the Shaolin way of training has become one of the safest in the world.
We at the Shaolin Academy can boast that since our founding in 1992, we have not had a training related accident requiring more than a band aid, and this only every blue moon. And that is they way it should be! Learning to defend against weaponed attackers should not require for anyone to get hurt unless you are sloppy or rushing. And neither is right when preparing to learn the highest form of self-defence, are hand against weapons.
Fun, Fitness & Self Defence
There are many reasons for training weaponry, the above is just one 'sweetener'. Most who train Shaolin Academy Kung Fu and Weaponry do it for the interest. With the great variety of Kung Fu Animal Styles and around 54 Weaponry styles there is something to keep your Mind and Body involved, interested and stimulated. For those who like learning new useable skills whilst whilst learning about history and culture, developing new skills and learning to defend themselves all the while, improving their health and fitness, Shaolin Academy Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Weaponry is perfect.
Meditation & Relaxation
As a traditional form of exercise and Shaolin Kung Fu, Traditional Chinese Weaponry incorporates elements of Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Kung. It is an integral part of our training and we do not consider this to be separate skills but part of the whole. In each class we have Breathing and Meditation, Stretching and Posture Exercises, Strengthening and Endurance Routines, Movement and Coordination Focus, all this before we even start the Great Weapon forms. If you would like to see them, have a look at the videos below.
A Complete Fitness & Strength Exercise
Although originally sourced from Yoga and Indian Martial Arts, Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu and Shaolin Weaponry Kung Fu has had 1½ millennia of development. It needed to be adapted to many needs including Health and Fitness; Self-Defence, Relaxation & Meditation, Breathing Exercises and much more. This is one of the reason that Shaolin Kung Fu is so famous and well know (now days). It is considered to be the pinnacle of non-aggressive, advanced and intelligent martial arts in the world.
And yes, let's not forget, it is FUN, lot's of fun! Come by and try it out; Saturdays 11am in Mordialloc