Art of Shaolin Do
The Shaolin Temples were the
equivalent of universities for the martial arts. Masters were
professors, each of them a specialist in a particular area of
training. Temples were known for a particular style, just like
medical schools of today. Monks at each temple still practiced the
forms from the other temples, but they specialized in the style for
which their particular temple was known for.
Over the course of time, an untold amount of martial knowledge was
housed at the Shaolin temples. In order to better systematize this
material, the techniques, motions and fighting applications of major
systems were housed within eighteen forms; medium sized systems were
housed within twelve forms; and smaller systems were housed within
six or fewer forms.
The Shaolin system as taught today is comprised of more than fifty
styles and nine hundred forms. From this enormous body of material,
today's Shaolin Do practitioners receive a broad-based martial
education that covers the entire spectrum of martial arts philosophy
and technique. The Shaolin Do curriculum teaches its practitioners
sound fundamentals and provides each practitioner with the
appropriate mental and physical challenge for their level of
Shaolin Do is a traditional martial art providing its practitioners
with time-proven self defense techniques. Shaolin Do strengthens the
body and sharpens the mind, leading to a longer, more productive,
and healthier life. Shaolin Do is the most complete and
comprehensive martial arts system in the world.
Shaolin Temple Curriculum
defense for men and women
Effective fighting arts
Shaolin Animal styles
Shaolin-Do is the
original blend of hard and soft fighting arts. It doesn't rely on body
rigidity to develop power like karate, but instead generates force from
natural body mechanics and circular movements. Yet shaolin-do is more
that just a fighting art, it is a way of perfecting oneself. By
attempting to master these ancient styles of fighting, we actually come
closer to mastering ourselves.
students practice open hand forms, self-defense, weapons,
sparring, meditation, strength training and aerobic conditioning. This
dynamic approach allows rapid advancement in fighting skill, balance,
dexterity, and endurance. Before attaining black belt the student will
learn 21 long forms covering 7 different open hand systems and 6
weapons. This provides a rich background of techniques and styles to
call upon. These forms introduce students to a variety of styles and
weapons such as tiger, mantis, white crane, staff, nunchaku, short
stick, broadsword, sai, and cane.
For more information please contact
Sifu Andy. Or check the schedule
of classes and come try out a class or two for free!