KIXX Chinese Boxing:
Introduction to KIXX Chinese Boxing…
History records that approximately 2000 years ago in North-central China; Kung Fu (Wushu) was developed in the Shaolin Temple of Hunan Province. A the same time Master Tao Mo, a Buddhist Monk, came to the Temple to teach the Buddhist philosophy and noticed that the monks were in such poor health that they could not practice their meditations properly. From his military background, he introduced and developed a series of 18 movements (18 Element Lo Han) for strengthening and toughening the body. From these original 18 exercises other fighting techniques were introduced and perfected over time and the Martial Art was born.
In later times, the Kung Fu practised in Shaolin Temples came to have Northern and Southern sects, which were also subdivided into many distinct branches. Generally the Southern styles emphasised the use of a variety of hand techniques, many systems imitating animals such as tiger, crane, monkey, dragon, etc. The Northern styles however, placed more emphasis on the legs and a variety of kicking techniques. All of the systems eventually incorporated many types of weapons, which were employed against armed invaders.
Over the centuries many schools of martial arts have been founded, each with their own style and forms. Today there are literally hundreds of styles of Chinese Kung Fu. It is said that the origins of all Kung Fu styles can be traced back to the Northern Shaolin Temple in Hunan.
The KIXX Chinese Boxing system is known as Chang Chuen Shu, which means Long Fist Art, is a predominately Northern style utilising the Northern principles for hand and weapons fighting. The style is characterised by strong, powerful leg and hand techniques, speed, agility, confronting power with power. Attacks, counters, parries and blocks are done powerfully using the bodies speed and agility to generate the required force. As the students progress through the grading structure, Southern System (see Wu Zu Quan, 5 Ancestors Fist) techniques are gradually introduced. The Southern System uses evasion, body movement and deflection to overcome power.
Grading Marking Distribution and Guidance Notes…
90% to 100% Excellent Pass
80% to 89% Very Good Pass
70% to 79% Good Pass
60% to 69% Satisfactory Pass
Below 60% Unsatisfactory Fail
Technique (60%) Demonstrate an interpretation and understanding of movement. Show a degree of concentration. Show the ability to stretch, jump, turn and bend.
Focus (20%) Demonstrate the ability to execute movements in a relaxed and powerful manner without loss of balance and sharpness.
Spirit (20%) Forms should be performed with intent, not too fast or too slow, all movements should be clear.
KIXX Martial Arts Gym
Granville Rd, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Date and time:
Thursday 5:30 to 6:30pm
Saturday 9:00 to 10:00am
£6 non members £3 members