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Grand Master Su Xi.
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From Visit June 2004.
Pagoda Forest Shaolin.
Building at Shaolin.
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Road To Shaolin.
Embroidery of Suzhou.
Kungfu Mix Photos.
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Exercises On Kung Fu Poles Improve Agility And Balance.
SHAOLIN INDEX PAGE
Master and students on kung fu poles demonstrate stances for visiting photographer. The kung fu poles are bound with rope to improve grip during exercises. Practicing on the kung fu poles helps to improve agility and balance for experienced kung fu students. The less experienced might practice on stones or logs rather than the kung fu poles. Leaping from the top of one of the kung fu poles to the top of another demands skill and exceptional balance control.
" "Originally, to practice kung fu did not just mean to practice Chinese martial arts. Instead, it referred to the process of one's training - the strengthening of the body and the mind, the learning and the perfection of one's skills - rather than to what was being trained. It refers to excellence achieved through long practice in any endeavor. You can say that a person's kung fu is good in cooking, or that someone has kung fu in calligraphy; saying that a person possesses kung fu in an area implies skill in that area, which they have worked hard to develop. Someone with "bad kung fu" simply has not put enough time and effort into training, or seems to lack the motivation to do so. Kung fu is also a name used for the elaborate Fujian tea ceremony (Kung-fu cha).
There is a curious contemporary twist on this meaning in the hacker culture: there the fu has been generalized to a suffix, implying that the thing suffixed involves great skill or effort. For example, one may talk of "script-fu" to refer to complicated scripting. It is unknown whether this was consciously based on the original, broader meaning of the term or whether it was a simple wordplay on the less general Western notion of "kung fu".""
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Robert's Wild Cards
|The teenage building worker and the kung fu student are of similar age but as can be seen from the pictures of hands, their lifestyles are completely different. The kung fu hand forms demonstrated by the kung fu student in the pictures of hands, seem to develop hands of steel!
|China pictures from the Minorities Park, Beijing, showing boats and houses. The China pictures include Wind and Rain Bridge, Dong Nationality; Yunan Yuanmo Earth Forest, Yi nationality; Stone Board Building, Buyi Nationality; Watch Tower, Miao Nationality.
|Special Pagoda built for Grand Master Su Xi of the Shaolin Temple. Pagoda Forest and Shaolin Temple viewed from mountain chairlift. First Pagoda at the Pagoda Forest in need of restoration. Pagoda of Grand Master Su Xi with his image inscribed on top section. Modern style of new pagoda in contrast to style of ancient pagodas.
Pagodas in Pagoda Forest near Shaolin Temple viewed from nearby hillside. Conifers in Forest of Pagodas near Shaolin Temple..
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