Wu - Chinese Martial Arts
Jackie Chan Introduction | Biography | Influence
Throughout the long history of Chinese Wu Shu (commonly known as Kung Fu), hundreds of schools including the famous Shaolin, Wudan and Washan have grown up. Each school has its own characteristics and strengths.
Chinese Wu Shu emphasizes the health of the internal organs - the "Inner Six" (Liu He) - and the limbs and body - the "Outer Six". The Inner Six includes the brain, heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys. The Outer Six includes head, shoulders, elbows, hands, waist and legs. The full potential of the Inner Six must be reached before the Outer Six can benefit.
In keeping with the Chinese saying, "pull one hair and the whole body is affected", each part of the body must be finely tuned in order to reach the highest level of the Outer Six. Wu Shu also stresses the training of the mind. Action (Wugong) and moral behavior are vitally important in martial art. The aim of the Jackie Chan Kung Fu School is to provide a place to study Chinese Wu Shu and to gain a deeper understanding of Chinese martial arts in general..