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The origins of Kung Fu are traced to self-defense needs, hunting activities and military training in ancient China…

The origins of Kung Fu are traced to self-defense needs, hunting activities and military training in ancient China. Hand to hand combat and weapons practice were important components in the training of Chinese soldiers. From this beginning, Chinese Kung Fu proceeded to incorporate different philosophies and ideas into its practice - expanding its purpose from self-defense to health maintenance and finally as method of self cultivation. In return, influence of Kung Fu ideals can be found in poetry, fiction and film. Chinese martial arts are now an integral element of Chinese culture. Colloquially, kung fu alludes to any individual accomplishment or cultivated skill obtained by long and hard work….

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