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About Martial Arts
While a balanced diet remains one of the most important daily aspects of maintaining good health, physical exercise also contributes toward staying in good shape. Chinese medical theory forms the foundation of many forms of traditional Asian exercises, including Taiji (Tai Chi), Qi Gong (chee gohng), and other forms of Kung Fu.
Taiji: Walking Meditation
While Qi Gong exercises can often be practiced by oneself, Qi Gong masters can affect the flow of Qi in others, as well.
Common styles include the Shaolin, Wu Dang, and O-Mei families, of which there are hundreds of sub-categories. Contemporary Wushu, as promoted by Mainland China, is a performance-based style that has less emphasis on combat. However, it helps in the development of explosiveness, speed, agility, and endurance.
Aren't martial arts and medicine contradictory?
The two aspects are part of a Yin-Yang duality: mutually opposing forces that complement each other. Through martial arts training, we gain a better understanding of our body so that we can maintain our own health; through medical knowledge, we improve the efficacy of our martial arts.