Shaolin Kung Fu is not a creation of one person, but an accumulation of works by millions of people. Shaolin Kung Fu is the pearl of Chinese wisdom, which was handed down by numerous generations of China’s top martial artists. Shaolin Kung Fu has a vast content and numerous forms.
Here are some important aspects of kung fu: internal-, external-, hard-, light Kung Fu and qi gong. The internal kung fu mainly focuses on practicing the strength of one’s body; the light kung fu focuses on agility; qi gong includes the practice and maintenance of qi. Shaolin Kung fu includes hand-to-hand defense as well as the use of weapons e.g. staff, spear, broadsword, straight sword and various other weapons, combat, equipment, performance sparring, sparring with weapons, etc.
All kung fu and weapons forms that have been created by monks or lay-man monks from the temple and all kung fu that came to the temple from outside is referred to as Shaolin kung fu.