"The opposite of a truth is not necessarily
a falsehood but often an even greater truth"
-Neils Bohr, Physicist
Kungfu - The literal meaning of Kungfu [gongfu, or Kung-fu] is
to develop skill through time and effort. Most commonly the term
is used to mean Chinese martial arts [Wushu].
We teach practical self defense techniques through blended martial arts
in the Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park areas of the Twin Cities. For information
on our class schedule, please see our classes page.
There are four primary ways that martial arts can be taught. Many
styles will combine these four but the instructor must always make
a choice on what to emphasize. The student must also choose their
It can be taught to improve health and well-being, improving
flexibility, coordination, balance, muscular strength, and cardiovascular
fitness. It can also provide stress-relief.
Learning the most effective means to defend oneself or others,
offering an individual more personal security and confidence
in their daily life.
Attempting to preserve a style as it was performed in the past.
This can include traditional technique and possibly cultural,
historical or spiritual aspects.
Competition through modern martial art sports or traditional
These four often yield many potential conflicts. While some techniques
fit into all four, others only fit into one or two areas. It is
important to be able to differentiate between these areas. For example,
many people use self defense techniques in competition or competition
techniques in self defense, only to find they aren't as effective
as they would wish. This does not mean they are not effective when
kept in their original category.
The emphasis of this site and the classes/videos offered is primarily
on health and self defense. Traditional drills and techniques are
also used as long as they're the most efficient means to accomplish
those goals. Of course many of the ideas discussed are also applicable
to competitive martial arts.
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