What are the Martial Arts? The term "Martial" refers to war or the physical training required for combat. The "Martial Arts" were initially designed for combat in the feudal days of Asia. It was the Buddhist Monk Damo's influence in 520 AD that probably was responsible for the input of spiritual and mental training into the Martial Arts. Modern Martial Arts training is therefore designed to promote a high level of physical prowess, mental awareness and spiritual development.
The Green Dragon Chinese Martial Arts Schools sponsor a program of Chinese Martial Arts training designed to offer prospective students the opportunity to learn traditional Chinese Martial systems of Southern China. A program of Chinese traditional weaponry, empty hand fighting, self defense, Asian culture, and physical conditioning is available to qualified applicants of the school.
The system of martial arts taught by the school is called "CHUNG KUO-CHUAN-KUOSHU", which means Chinese Boxing - National Art of Martial Technique". The system reflects the training postures of the Tiger, Crane, Dragon, and Praying Mantis. Most Chinese Arts are commonly referred to as KUNG FU, but this is not actually a proper term since Kung Fu really means the accomplishment of any task of hard work. In China the proper term that is used is WUSHU (Military Art), while Taiwan uses the term KUOSHU (National Art). The techniques taught in the school can trace their roots back to the original style which came from the Shaolin temples of Hunan and Fukien in mainland China.
The training regimen in the schools is very demanding, and strict codes of discipline are enforced. Depending on availability and criteria, most students can expect to attain advanced level ranking in two to three years of dedicated training. Competition training is available and additional programs are available to Schools, Colleges, and civic groups.
Our purpose is to develop competent Martial Arts students for the betterment of the students, community, and our society. It is our hope that the Martial Arts will be looked upon for its true value.