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Chinese Kung Fu - Kung Fu Martial Arts Styles, History & Basics

Kung Fu, sometimes called Wushu or Gongfu, is not a name given to anyone particular fighting style. It is an umbrella name for a series of fighting techniques that emerged in China and has been developed over the centuries to become an integral part of the Chinese culture.

Today, Kung Fu has become popular across the globe and is often referred to as the traditional sport of China. Though it is primarily a collection of unique fighting styles, Kung Fu heavily advocates non-violence and peace. It was, and to date is, an art of self-defense. However, modern times have seen people adopt the Kung Fu philosophy to attain physical fitness and an enriched quality of life.