Little Forrest Boxing
In order to optimize your training, it is suggested you
establish a training schedule. Since not all students
are sure what to do or how to do this, here are some
- It is always best to practice everyday, try your
best even if it is 5 minutes.
- It is better to practice more times per week than to
practice less but for a longer duration. Simply
the repition daily, or regularyly, is needed to retain
and progress. Hence refer to rule number 1,
- The more you practice, the better you will get.
Recommended 30 - 45 Minute Training Regimen
- Warm-up before you start to get deep into your
workout, 5 - 10 minutes.
- Practice at least two of the eight "Basic Stances,"
10 sets each stance, 5 minutes.
- Practice all of the newest material you are learning
every workout, 10 minutes.
- Practice at least one of you basic forms three
times, 5 minutes.
- Practice at least one of your intermediate forms
three times, 5 minutes.
- Pracitce at least one of your advanced forms at
least three times, 10 minutes.
- Practice qigong, standing meditation for at least 5
minutes to cool down and center.
- If at all possible, try to practice at least every
Shaolin Chuan literally translates to Little Forrest Boxing. This
term is used because the first Shaolin Temple was located in the "Little
Forrest" on the side of the mountain. The term Kung Fu literally
translates to, "Great achievements made through time, effort, and
patience," and is a generic term used to refer to ALL Chinese
Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, or Shaolin Chuan as it is properly called, is
probably the best known Chinese Martial Art. It was founded by
Da Mo (Bodhidharma) 512 A.D.. There are over 400 hundred styles of Chinese
Boxing, Shaolin Chuan being one of that four hundred.
Kung Fu is generally broken into two geographic regions, Northern and
Southern. Northern Shaolin is where Kung Fu originated which then it
migrated to the south. Northern Shaolin Chuan utilizes both hand and
foot techniques through the use of balanced flowing movements to strengthen
Northern Shaolin Chuan is the foundational system used to develop martial
arts skills which lead to more advanced internal styles and systems.
Stress relief, increased muscle strength,
improved coordination, improved flexibility, lowering of
blood pressure, improve arthritis, increase bone density,
Improve your cardio vascular system, etc...
Gain the self confidence to defend yourself,
your family, and your friends if necessary.
Bring the Mind, Body, & Spirit together
through the meditative or focus training.
North/South Division 16 Kingdoms period 316-589
|Original Temple built by the Emperor
Hsiao-Wen-Ti of the Northern Wei Dynasty.
Da Mo (Bodhidharma) visits Temple
and eventually becomes the Temple Master. He
develops a series of exercises designed to
strengthen the bodies of the scholarly monks and
calls it the "18 Lohan" (18 Budda
|13 Shao Lin monks aid T'ang Emperor
T'ai-Tsung in suppressing a rebellion led by Wang
Yuan Mongol 1264-1368
|Monks from Sung Shan (original
Temple) establish five more Shao Lin Monasteries at;
Wu Tang Shan, Chiu-Lien Shan, Hua Shan, Shantung,
and Kwan Tung.
|During Ming Dynasty Shao Lin monks
aid in suppressing raids by Japanese pirates.
|Ching Dynasty Emperor Sheng Tau
orders the destruction of Chiu-Lien Temple.
|Ching Dynasty Emperor Shih Tsung
orders the destruction of the Shao Shih or Sung Shan
Temple. Only five monks escape
Republic of China 1911-1949
|Shao Shih Temple catches fire and
burns for forty days. Almost all of the Classical
literature (the texts went back as far as 1,600
years) was destroyed.
||Last Buddhist monk ordained at Shao
Peoples Republic of China 1949 to Present
|"Cultural" revolutionaries, the Red
Guard desecrate Shao Shih and harass the few
||Restoration of Temple by Government,
only 7 monks, 11 disciples in Shaolin.