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Philosophy of Training

The words Kung Fu do not translate to mean martial art. Instead, they speak of skill developed through much time and effort. This is the prime philosophy behind any form of Kung Fu Training. "Kung Fu is not a road to a door, but a path leading forever towards the horizon." Some may jokingly call the training philosophy simply: "train more, train harder". The practice of Kung Fu is to improve one's self, both in body and in mind.


Tao (pronounced "Dow") can be roughly translated into English as "Path", "The Flow of Things" or "the way". However, its true nature is basically indefinable; it cannot be described, it must be experienced. Tao refers to a power which envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, living and non-living, regulating natural processes and nourishing balance in the Universe. It also embodies the harmony of opposites, as there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, or no male without female.


Buddhism as a philosophy and "religion" came into being during the 5th Century BCE with the enlightenment of Gautama Buddha. the founder of Buddhism, was born in 563 bc in the ruling Kshatriya family of the Lichhavi tribe in Lumbini, in the foothills of Nepal. His father was the chief of this tribe. It was prophesized that Gautama (who was named Siddharth) would become a saint and renounce the world. Therefore, his father took all possible care to keep Gautama in a palace full of luxuries and comfort.

Philosophy of Shaolin

The Shaolin/Sil Lum sect is a branch of the Buddhist school known as Ch'an (the equivalent in Japan is Zen; the Shaolin-descended school of martial arts and philosophy in Japan is "Shorinji Zen"). Unlike most monotheistic Occidental religions that supplanted each other as Europe became "civilized," many Asian religions and philosophies resulted in amalgamations.

Philosophy of Wing Lam Kung Fu

Wing Lam Kung Fu is dedicated to teaching authentic Chinese Kung Fu, teaching each style in its entirety as a complete system. We teach not only the movements and techniques but also focus on the principals and foundations. Empty hand, weapons and internal power are all brought to light.

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