Why we love Chinese kung fu
What comes to mind when you think of kung fu? Shaolin monks, Bruce Lee, Kung Fu Panda or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?
Kung fu, also known as Chinese martial arts or wushu, was originally a fighting skill to stop violence, reward virtue and punish vice, as well as defend peace. Nowadays, it has become an authentic part of Chinese culture, portraying a healthy lifestyle nurturing both body and mind.
Thanks to kung fu movies, it has gained a massive fan following around the world, not just because of the fascinating fight scenes, but also because of the wisdom, philosophy, morality and strategy behind it.
President Xi Jinping has mentioned kung fu many times in his speeches, in which he revealed the secret of why people love Chinese kung fu. Let’s check it out.