Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Through training here at Chesapeake Kung Fu & Tai Chi we learn that forms are a series of prearranged movements, handed down by the ancient masters to serve as a living encyclopedia of self-defense
maneuvers and secret techniques, and trains the body for efficiency in movement and generation of power. That is why the ancient masters refer to forms as "formulas." These are the formula needed to understand the science behind the fight. Anyone can learn to block a punch or a kick really hard and return a punch or kick even harder, but this is not kung fu. Kung fu is a training of the body and the mind to understand the science behind movements. Although kung fu training teaches us how to move naturally to control and dominate an attacker, we cannot overlook the effects it has on our lives as a whole. Kung fu trains our mind and body to work as one. One thought one action. Therefore, it builds our reflexes and sharpens our awareness, important elements needed for everyday life. Kung Fu & Tai Chi training is more of a way of life than just a means of self defense. This is why the ancient masters devoted their entire lives to it. It is an outlet to release massive amounts of stress, and promote overall health while building tremendous strength. We gain greater tolerance for everyday people and problems. Through the training we grow to be better, more patient, and disciplined people that can fully enjoy our life around us. This is why Kung fu is referred to as "the ancient secrets of China."