As you may know already, I am a big fan of kung fu, not just the films that feature this timeless art of self defense but in the techniques and history of it as well.
Learning Shaolin Kung Fu is not as simple as practicing punches, kicks and blocks. Did you know that Monks created a big part of modern-day Kung Fu, with the intention of making it a holistic practice? The basic premise lies in tending to both mind and body, something to master especially as a beginner in Kung Fu, with the physical practice influencing mental growth greatly.
Here’s a great read entitled “The Basic Techniques of Shaolin Kung Fu.”