History of Kung Fu


As a lover of Kung Fu movies, I’ve long been interested in the history behind this ancient form of martial arts.  The origins can be traced back to the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (17 century – 256BC). Then, during the following Qin (221 – 207BC) and Han (202BC – 220AD) dynasties, wrestling, swordplay and spear skills became a part of it.

There are many influential schools of thought in this area, from Shaolin to Wudang to Tai Chi. I didn’t realize just how rich Kung Fu’s history is. Check out this article: