OBJECTIVE: To teach a discipline that will develop patience
and peace of mind, improve confidence and self-esteem while
gaining development of the integral skills that traditional
Chinese Kung Fu anf Taiji has to offer.
The Wu Jao Centre teaches a wide variety of esoteric
Bak Chuan Northern Fist
Chang Chuan Long Boxing
Nan Chuan Southern Boxing
San Shou Free Hand Boxing
Weaponry Spear, Sword, Pole, etc.
Taiji Yang and Chen style
Qi Gong Taoist and Buddhist breathing, exercises, iron palm and iron fist
History Chinese Kung Fu is said to have come into being over 14
centuries ago during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) at the famous
Shaolin Monastery, located up the Song Mountain of Henan
Province, Central China.
Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts), became known far and wide in the
world with the appearance of a spate of Kung Fu films during
the 1960's and 1970's. Unlike Western Boxing or Japanese
Karate, the Wushu of Shaolin is closely tied to its religious
background of Buddhism. Practicing Wushu was used to help
attain the awareness of Buddha-nature, for physical fitness
and, on some occasions, for self-defence. Emphasis, however,
was laid upon the understanding of life, the cultivation of
morality and the attainment of a balanced state of being.
Chinese Martial Arts can be divided roughly into its Northern
and Southern schools. The former originated in the Buddhist
Shaolin Monastery, while the latter started in a famous Taoist
Shrine in the Wudang Mountains in Hubei Province. Both of these
schools have influenced the styles of Kung Fu seen and taught
today in Martial Arts Centres throughout the world.
When practising Chinese Kung Fu, the movement should be liquid
and flowing. The techniques should be beautiful and rhythmic,
the student full of vitality and radiating power, body and
spirit must be one entity, power must be focused and breathing
must continue without interruption.
Appearances can be deceptive: although some movements may look
weak, they are in fact strong. A relaxed explosive technique
with concentrated power will penetrate anything. When
performing routines, it is important to remember speed, rhythm,
timing, distance, focus, breathing, and the flow of the vital
energy referred to as Qi, the vital energy which is said to
fill the universe.
Initially, the body movements and the feeling of flow will at
first be very confusing, then after a time they will become
natural and finally you will enter a state of harmony and
concentration. It is not the beginner who will feel this. Only
after long and correct training will the student gradually be
able to approach this state. No person really knows his/her
physical power or capability. You may think at the time that
you cannot continue, but eventually you will come to realize
the great power of your body and mind. You should challenge
that power until you actually do succeed.
All students of the Wu Jao Academy should strive to mature
physically and mentally in order to achieve enlightenment and
inner peace within themselves.
The Wu Jao Academy also supports the study and practice of oriental
healing. A good martial artist should also be able to heal those
who are sick or injured. Acupressure and Massage are practiced by a
licensed practitioner at the school. Anyone interested in these
healing services should contact the school.