In the mid-1980s, a film Shaolin Temple introduced Chinese martial art to the world; a Song of Herding Sheep told us the heroic and tenderness of Shaolin kids.
Chinese martial art, also known as kung fu, has developed for thousands of years and deeply rooted in the folk. It is a valuable cultural heritage of Chinese nation featuring diversified forms, contents and profound annotations accumulated in such a long history. By fusing prime theories of Taoism, Buddhism with the balance in Confucian philosophy as the core, it accomplishes a unique martial art culture.
Martial art is a kind of culture with a regional cultural basis. In fact, all schools of kung fu have their respective regional cultural origins. Martial art developed in the Central Plains is distinctive. As the saying goes, “Kung Fu comes from Shaolin”, Shaolin kung fu plays an essential role in Chinese martial art culture, and Zhengzhou, “hometown of kung fu”, offers the best choice for foreigner to learn Chinese martial arts.
Located at the foot of Songshan Mountain and bordered by the Yellow River, Zhengzhou shines the Central Plains with its time-honored history and youthful vitality, and “Shaolin kung fu” makes Zhengzhou even glamorous across the world.
As we all know, “Kung fu comes from China, and Henan kung fu is most famous in China.”
After passing down for thousands years, Zhengzhou is known as “Hometown of Kung Fu” and Shaolin Temple wins great reputation worldwide because of Shaolin kung fu, which is the world's top one school of martial arts featuring distinctive style, rich contents and profound cultural annotation. Shaolin kung fu integrates the Zen and quan to achieve a balanced improvement of body and soul. It requires learners to understand the Zen through martial activities and use Zen to guide the exercise of kung fu. The greatest Shaolin kung fu delivers mercy instead of harm. This may be the secret that Shaolin wins the universal praise and serves as the base for martial arts exchange and to push kung fu to a new high.