Martial movement shares with other movement oriented activities like gymnastics and dance a fundamental reliance on strength, balance, power, and flexibility. What makes it unique, however, is its emphasis on the development of practical fighting skills.
In a traditional martial art like Wah Lum Kung Fu every movement, no matter how stylized it may appear, has a direct correlation to a struggle with an opponent. The fighting meaning of the movement is called its application .
At Wah Lum Kung Fu of Switzerland students are shown applications to the movement so that they can learn to expand their Kung Fu practice with the development of martial intent. This is the critical step in separating martial arts from other styles of movement.
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