Helena Kung Fu offers teachings in the traditional Shaolin Martial Art System Choy Li Fut under the Plum Blossom Federation. Choy Li Fut is one of the most complete and effective styles for health and self-defense. It combines the agile footwork of Northern Chinese Martial Arts with the intricate Southern Hand Techniques.
Our style emphasizes relaxed, internal power rather than stiff, muscular force. This is not only more effective, giving the smaller person an advantage, but is also better for the practitioner's health.
Choy Li Fut's forms are circular, powerful, and as beautiful to watch as they are effective. They often contain over 150 individual movements, each one having a practical application in self-defense. Done at full speed, forms provide an excellent cardiovascular workout.
Unlike many other martial arts, Choy Li Fut contains a wide variety of techniques, including long and short range punches, devastating kicks, deadly sweeps and takedowns, lethal pressure point attacks, joint locks, and grappling.
Choy Li Fut also has forms teaching the use of a large arsenal of traditional kung fu weapons - 53 to be exact - divided into long, short, twin, and flexible categories. The Nine Dragon Trident is the symbol of the Choy Li Fut system. Finally, it includes internal training such as meditation and breathing exercises.
To join us, call Sifu Paul at 406-459-5111.