The improvement and maintenance of robust physical health is our main goal
Your health can be increased to an extent that you would not have thought possible
Health must be approached as a long term investment in yourself
The defensive fighting philosophy of Kung-Fu is aimed squarely at the preservation of health
Our approach is always centered around health and all that it encompasses
The improvement and maintenance of robust physical health is the main goal of Circle Kung-Fu and Tai-Chi. The most important thing we have in this lifetime is our health and if it is taken for granted it is certain to slowly slip away on a gradual yet continual basis.
It takes surprisingly little time and effort to maintain good health. With a little extra effort your health can be increased to an extent that you would not have thought possible. Like anything else in life there are good and bad ways of doing things. Health must be approached as a long term investment in yourself. As the saying goes; if you have your health, you have your wealth.
Many times over the years I have witnessed students of martial arts abusing themselves with their approach to training. Pushing themselves beyond the realistic limitations of their physical condition, resulting in deep tissue injuries and tremendous strain on the joints and ligaments. Proper Kung-Fu training is the gradual and constant strengthening of the entire mind and body. Approached in this manner, Kung-Fu and Tai-Chi will yield life-long health and wellness. Even the defensive fighting philosophy of Kung-Fu is aimed squarely at the preservation of health by defending oneself with the least amount of incurred injury. Kung-Fu is the development of true skill and how to use it effectively. This significantly reduces the risk of harm for both the opponent and yourself.
Most people will never encounter a situation in their adult life that requires the use of Kung-Fu for self defense. So the question becomes; why invest your time in training? The training of Kung-Fu and Tai-Chi acts as self defense in many ways. From strengthening of the immune system in defense against bacterial and viral infections to the limbering of the body's joints and the development of exceptional balance to prevent accidental falls. Internally the digestive tract becomes more efficient at processing the nutrients in our food while the circulatory system is increased in its' capacity to make the best usage of the air we breathe and the chi (life energy) within the body.
The approach of Circle Kung-Fu and Tai-Chi is always centered around health and all that it encompasses. The basic outlines of herbal remedies, nutrition and alternative healing methods are an integral part of our instruction and are available to all students, if they so choose, to enhance their training so that they may Learn in Strength and Live in Peace.