Power, balance, and fitness are the promised benefits of this beginner's introduction to Shaolin. Developed in the birthplace of martial arts, the Shaolin temple in Northern China, it is one of the most popular forms of the Hung style of martial arts and is based on the movements of the tiger and the crane. The Shaolin monks believed that complete physical fitness required stretching, breathing, isometrics, body awareness, sensitivity, balance, and coordination. This video introduces the basic concepts and techniques needed to achieve this fitness by presenting a program that develops the muscles, tendons, and ligaments while at the same time increasing internal energy. The expert instructors lead the viewer to a better understanding of the Shaolin method through an easy-to-learn beginning workout.
~ Sarah Block, All Movie Guide
- Tuesday, November 24 , 2009