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The Praying Mantis Kung Fu Academy is a martial arts school based in Sydney NSW Australia and offers classes in traditional Northern Praying Mantis, competition Wu Shu, Wu Dong Tai Chi, traditional Chinese weapons and advanced techniques such as Chin Na and Iron Palm.

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Benefit of Kung Fu

The roots of Kung Fu are found in China and date well into the era of pre A.D. The ideology of Kung Fu is grounded in a well-rounded approach to life. This well-rounded approach includes the improvement of all phases of the individual as well as techniques that aid in self-preservation or the use of self-defense in combat. Therefore, Kung Fu blends the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical natures of an individual.

Benefits of Kung Fu for Adults

There are many benefits that can be attained by the individual who practices the discipline of Kung Fu. Firstly, the most obvious benefit is the knowledge of self-defense. Knowing how to defend oneself and the loved ones in a potentially dangerous situation is an asset in today's world.

Secondly, unlike what is portrayed in the movies, martial arts are not only about combating. It is also beneficial for people's health. Training in kung fu and other martial art styles will improve one's cardiovascular fitness as well as tone the muscular system.

Thirdly, it improves one's flexibility significantly while training in Kung Fu since entire ranges of motion from the body are exercised. Kung fu practice is about the harmonization of the mind and the body as well as the synchronization of the internal and the external, thus, practicing Kung Fu results in an improvement of one's coordination as well.

Lastly, kung Fu also has a mental and sometimes spiritual element, which not only improves the mind's focus but also helps in self-control of emotions such as anger. People can find an inner peace through their training. In today's hectic world, it translates to a best tool for stress management. When training in a Kung Fu session, all the day-to-day troubles of the world seem to be forgotten. People come out refreshed, energized and ready to tackle the big world out there.

Benefits of Kung Fu for Children

Martial arts training benefits children in many ways, like self-control, self-defense, and self-discipline. It gives your child a chance to strengthen his or her body and mind.

Kung Fu is a comprehensive sport; the study and the drilling must use the brains. In the martial arts study, the training process experiences one from seeking knowledge to understanding, and eventually consolidated knowledge. The whole process develops one's intelligence. Also, human's cerebrum has two hemispheres, right hand's movement may exercise left hemisphere, on the other hand, the left hand may exercise the right hemisphere. In martial arts, both unarmed and instrument training requires both hands movement, this enabled the entire cerebrum to obtain adequate exercise

The martial arts activity, may help the child to alleviate the psychology pressure to the external environment, give child the opportunity to express their feeling, experiences the joyful sentiment, overcome the frightened mood, eventually makes children fully express themselves, and thus develop their good emotion, control the bad emotion.

Through the collective study, the training as well as performance, the child gradually learns to understand themselves as well as the companion, also learns how to get along with others. Pulling them out from the self-centered idea helps the children to improve their interpersonal skill.