My name is Bruce Wen and this is my student
Johnny Kao. On behalf of Expert Village I would like to welcome you to Shaolin Kung
Fu. In this segment of the video, I?ll be introducing to you the basics of Shaolin Kung
Fu. And that is what improves your skill and that’s what gets your skill to be better.
According to a saying in Chinese, “it doesn’t matter how well the architecture is build.
But without proper foundation or without building a proper first level, doesn’t matter how well
the second level floor is build, it won’t last.” It’s the same way to practicing Martial
Arts, doesn’t matter how much or how many forms you know, if you don’t have good basic
skills or you don’t have good technique, your form is just going to be, it’s not going to
be as great as those who have very good techniques. Now take into comparison, you guys see a palm
tree and a bamboo. Okay. In a storm or thunder, which one you think will survive more – the
palm tree or the bamboo? Most people will say the palm tree because the palm tree is
much stronger and much bigger. But, in the case of the storm the palm tree will not survive;
whereas the bamboo will survive. You guys know why? Now let me tell you why. Cause bamboos
have the flexibility. So in the case of the storm, the bamboo can bend away and bend forward
and survive. Whereas the palm tree is all stable and rigid, so when it hits, it just
hits and it collapse. So that its the same into Martial Arts, okay. So if one has a proper
basic foundation, one has the flexibility and one that is not stable, one that’s not
rigid, but one has the flexibility and speed on it. Okay, it doesn’t matter what kind of
situation, okay, somebody attacks you, and you can bend over and defend back, whereas
if you stay still, you might get kicked. Okay. So now let me show you how to improve your
skills with basics.