Kung Fu - Wushu has always had very strong links with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): looking back through time the majority of old Masters were not only Kung Fu - Wushu experts, they were also the local herbalists, acupuncturists and bone-setters. As with the martial arts, this knowledge and skill was passed down through their families.
Although anyone can train in Kung Fu - Wushu, it is essential to have realistic expectations, it just depends on what you are looking for in a class. To achieve a high level of skill will take time and dedication. If you are looking for just fitness or self defence then almost any style would be okay providing it is done with safety in mind.
Fist and foot training are very important for coordinating the inside and outside activities. Inside activities refer to the mind, whereas outside activities refer to the bodily movements of the eye, hand and foot.
The basic requirement of the body concerns posture and stance. When standing, the body should be erect and relaxed so that it can respond to an attack from any direction. The five body parts (head, two arms and two legs) should be well balanced in order to maintain coordination between the upper and lower limbs.
The hand should coordinate with the foot, the shoulder with the hip, and the elbow with the knee. These are known as the three outside coordinations - Wai San He.Training in these fundamental techniques is the root of Northern Kung Fu. If you practice on a regular basis you will build strength, speed, agility and fluidity of movement.
In the parks in China very early in the morning, you will find hundreds of people practicing Kung Fu - Wushu arts. Taijiquan has now become one of the most popular health exercises throughout the world.