THE NORTHERN SHAOLIN KUNG FU SYSTEM
Northern Shaolin (北少林拳門), In general terms, the name refers to the external martial arts of Northern China, however, the umbrella term can also refer to more than one style of Kung Fu, which were practiced and perfected at the Northern Shaolin Monastery in Henan province, China. As the basis of the system, Northern Shaolin refers to a style called Northern Shaolin Boxing, and may include Seven Star Praying Mantis and Tan Tui. Together, these theories and practices were disseminated by Gu Ruzhang (1894â€“1952) throughout China, and is by whom this school traces its lineage, one teacher at a time, back to the Shaolin Temple. The knowledge that was passed down makes up the curriculum of study for each student and the basis of the core knowledge in the greater family of many Northern Shaolin Schools worldwide.
- 朝元 和尚 (Monk Zhāo Yuán)
- 甘鳳池 (Gān Fèngchí)
- 萬邦才 (Wàn Bāngcái)
- 嚴徳功 (Yán Dégōng)
- 嚴三省 (Yán Sānxǐng)
- 嚴機(繼)溫 (Yán Jīwēn)
- 顧汝章 (Gù Rǔzhāng)
- 嚴尚武 (Yan Shangwu)
- 陳國偉 (Chen Guowei)
- 竇萬春 Dòu Wànchūn
The current main representative in the West of Gu Ruzhangâ€™s legacy is Grandmaster Chen Guowei (é™³åœ‹å‰), with schools established in Brazil, and passed down to his favorite and acclaimed United States student Dou Wanchun. Under Dou Wanchun, in Los Angeles California, the doctrine of Northern Shaolin system of Kung Fu and the associated external and internal arts of Gu Ruzhang are provide for all to learn.
THE DOCTRINE OF NORTHERN SHAOLIN
The doctrine of Northern Shaolin has been refined over nearly 1,000 years in China and served as the basis for not only for self defense in a perilous world, but more importantly for health, spiritual development and comradery. Though practice and perfection, the culmination time tested practices were formalized, and due to modernization, war and revolution, the knowledge traveled by teacher to disciple from Mainland China, though Hong Kong and onto the West. Today we are fortunate to have great instructors draw their instructional lineage and teaching methods back to masters that spent their careers making the traditional Northern Shaolin system of Kung Fu world-renowned.
The Northern Shaolin doctrine of martial arts not only includes the foundational 10 principle sets, the complementary weapon forms and the strength building exercises, but also affords for students to specialize in complementary disciplines, including Seven Star Praying Mantis Boxing, Eagle Claw, Tantui foundational sets, as well as the internal chi building arts of Yang Taichi, Bagua and Xingyi, all under one roof. Our students learn at their own pace, and our instructors will encourage physical development, whole body conditioning and confidence in every student.
CONTACT US ABOUT LOS ANGELES KUNG FU CLASSES
Please contact John Scatoloni at Los Angeles Shaolin Wugong & Tai Chi Academy for qualification criteria and more information. (310) 663-6688