Kung Fu advocates using the least amount of required force in any fighting situation. It posits that small movements, properly timed and correctly positioned, can and should be used to defeat large movements. This is achieved through balance, body structure and relaxation. The Chinese saying "4 taels to move 1000 catties" (referring to an old Chinese measurement system) is appropriate here in describing how a small amount of force, precisely applied, can deflect large and powerful attacks.
Kung Fu improves balance, leg strength, bone density and develops joint flexibility and natural strength that can be maintained well into advanced age. Kung Fu is an internal martial art. Kung Fu is not a sport and men and women can train together regardless of age, body type or level of physical fitness. Kung Fu is more than just "self defense", it is also a form of "moving meditation" that helps to focus the mind and balance the emotions.
Kung Fu benefits men and women equally. Kung Fu uses correct anatomical structure rather than strength and timing rather than speed. It develops quick reflexes, calmness under stress, a clear mind and a confident attitude.
Internal Martial Arts ~ Functional Self Defense ~ Meditation
Holistic Health ~ Practical Fitness ~ Emotional Balance