Chan Boxing

Publish Date:2021-07-24

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Patriarch Bodhidharma preached his disciples: To see the essence of things, you have to strengthen the body. Noting that the unity of Chan and boxing is difference between Shaolin Kungfu and other boxing schools. Then what is Chan? Chan means concentrating on doing things and considering carefully. Release yourself with heart and soul, forget all the worries, suffering and trouble as well as complicated ideas and matters; things change from massive to systematic, orderly and rhythmic and then gradually enlighten a new concept and philosophy. Master Shenxiu said: Body is a bodhi tree, the heart like a mirror sets, and Master Huineng said: “Bodhi-tree, nor stand of Der Spiegel, would have none of the material”. It reveals even more a state of Chan Buddhism. Kungfu practice is also Chan cultivation and Chan boxing. All trees are the bodhi tree and all sounds contain the truth of Buddhism meanwhile every gesture is unique skill in Chan boxing. ( From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

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