The Northern Shaolim style of kung fu is one of the most prominent
traditional northern styles of Chinese martial arts. The northern styles
of kung-fu generally emphasize long range techniques, quick advances
and retreats, wide stances, kicking and leaping techniques, whirling
circular blocks, quickness, agility, and aggressive attacks.
The Therapeutic Effects of Northern Shaolim
Northern Shaolim uses an upright posture and can be practiced with vigor or very gently so people of all ages and physical conditions can do it. People with weak constitutions or chronic illnesses can select specific techniques and practice them gently or just do the standing training for its health building effects. Recently some Physiotherapy clinics as well as Medical Universities have had good results combining conscious standing postures with other therapies for patients with such conditions as Diabetes, Bronchitis, High blood Pressure and Nervous disorders just to name a few.