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5 Reasons to do kung fu & tai chi

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Shaolin Kung Fu Centers has been providing authentic Kung Fu & Tai Chi for people to learn and practice for over 30 years. These are the five main reasons people enjoy the practice of these beautiful arts:

  1. It develops natural habits in the body by following the concepts, principals and philosophy of yin and yang making them educational and fascinating to learn.

  2. The training is designed to strengthen the body, bones and tendons, helping people get strong and in the best full body health. The Shaolin philosophy is that a strong healthy body will lead to a strong healthy mind and spirit.

  3. There is a tremendous variety in training. There is always something new to learn regardless of how long you train. You can continue to stimulate your body and mind as you age.

  4. Kung Fu & Tai Chi training helps you build perseverance to get you through stress, anxiety and frustrations. The training will help develop an important element needed in life known as “mental toughness.” The definition of mental toughness according to Wikipedia is “a measure of individual resilience and confidence that may predict success in sport, education and the workplace.” Through training you gain greater tolerance for everyday people and challenges as you grow to be better, more patient and disciplined.

  5. Kung Fu & Tai Chi will help you get healthy and fit. Life is full of demanding activities on the body. Simple tasks like walking up a flight of stairs can leave you winded. Finding the energy to go through your daily routine can be quite exhausting. The training will increase your stamina, which will help you take on your busy life schedule more easily.

Here at Chesapeake Kung Fu & Tai Chi we look at the Chinese martial arts as a way of life providing training not only to develop competent fighting skills, but to cultivate better health, build greater strength and develop good character. The main purpose is to develop a complete, balanced person with skill and abilities that are guided by an equally developed sense of morality, ethical behavior, self control, and confidence. The study of Kung Fu or Tai Chi is to immerse into the culture and allow the practice to shape the development of the person, their knowledge, understanding, character, and personality. This is what makes it so valuable and why millions of people today devote their lives to regular practice. Both Kung Fu & Tai Chi  provide a unique and interesting outlet to release massive amounts of stress and promote overall health, all while building tremendous strength.

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