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Kung Fu Azerbaycan: History, Styles, and Masters of the Ancient Art

Kung Fu Azerbaycan: The Art of Chinese Martial Arts in Azerbaijan


Kung fu is a term that refers to the various styles of Chinese martial arts that have developed over the centuries in Greater China. These styles are often classified according to common traits, such as animal mimicry, philosophical influences or geographical origins. Kung fu can be practiced for health, fitness, self-defense or spiritual development.

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Kung fu has a long and rich history that can be traced back to the Zhou dynasty (1111255 BC) and even earlier. It was influenced by Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, as well as by the military and cultural exchanges between China and other regions. Some of the most famous kung fu styles include Shaolin Kung Fu, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan and Bajiquan.

Kung fu has many benefits for the body and mind. It can improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, agility and speed. It can also enhance concentration, focus, self-confidence, discipline, patience and resilience. Moreover, it can teach valuable skills for self-defense and self-preservation.

Kung fu is not only popular in China but also in many other countries around the world. In Azerbaijan, kung fu has been growing in popularity since the late 20th century. There are several kung fu schools and clubs in Azerbaijan that offer classes and lessons for different levels and ages. There are also kung fu events and competitions that are held regularly in Azerbaijan or nearby countries.

Kung Fu Styles

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu is probably the best known and most popular style of kung fu. It originated from the Shaolin Temple in Henan province, China, which is considered by many to be the birthplace of martial arts. Shaolin Kung Fu is based on the teachings of Buddhism and incorporates physical exercises, meditation and morality.

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Shaolin Kung Fu is practiced and taught in Azerbaijan by the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center of Arizona (STCCA), which was founded in 2010 by Master Shi Yanhui, a 34th generation Shaolin warrior monk. The STCCA has branches in Baku, Ganja, S