What's Your Style? A History of Kung Fu
By | July 12, 2019
Almost everybody has heard or has an opinion about the Chinese martial art known as Kung Fu. But it also one of the most misunderstood branches of martial art with the average person developing their opinions mostly from flicks such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Bruce Lee films, Five Deadly Venoms, or even Carl Douglas’s song “Kung Fu Fighting.” The fact is that Kung Fu has a long and curious history that is fully integrated into Chinese culture.
Myth and Legend
According to myth, the legendary Yellow Emperor of the Xia Dynasty introduced many aspects of Chinese culture including fighting techniques to the military at some point during his reign from 2,698 to 2,598 B.C.