Chinese martial arts has been developing continuously for thousands of years. It is a shining gem in Chinese cultural heritage and an outstanding symbol of China to the wider world. Martial arts integrates inner spirituality and outer physicality, tranquility and dynamics, power and tenderness, manifesting oriental perspectives on the natural world and the martial competition through its unique practices. Now, martial arts in China has become a widely popular sport, combining self defence, physical health and inner cultivation.
This video series explores the origin and development of Chinese martial arts, the formation and features of their various schools and categories. These lectures effectively uncover the mythic veil over Chinese martial arts by illustrating Taiji Quan and Bagua Zhang, thereby revealing the inspiring and innate connection between the martial arts and the ancient philosophy of the East.
The videos are available to view here.