As mentioned in the first article, kung fu is about two things - mastering a skill and mastering the way. Mastering a Skill is about cultivating the techniques, Mastering the Way is about cultivating your mind.
The way to cultivate a skill is through practice, repetition and endless preparation. This means it will take a lot of work to become a skilled practitioner. Whether it feels like a chore or enjoyment, the amount of work will be the same. How you feel about it will be explained in Mastering the Way.
The practice of kung fu, or the practice of a skill is done through practicing the basics. A master is simply someone who has become highly proficient in the basics. The techniques are practiced until they have become instinctual, until they reach a level where they “perform themselves”.
What is the real meaning of gong fu (kung fu)? Most people in the West think of it as Chinese Martial Arts. But that is not what it means in China, it's much deeper than you realize.
In China, they generally use “Wushu” to refer to martial arts. There is both traditional and modern forms of Wushu. The modern forms are based more on performance and showmanship. The traditional forms of wushu originated out of the Shaolin Monastery where monks would meditate and train to cultivate themselves.
About the blog
Luke Siljander began training with Master Wang in 2007. He and Master Wang want to share the value of Kung Fu.
Kung Fu is about the application of hard work throughout your life to better yourself and to gain mastery over your body and mind.