Styles of Shaolin Kung Fu
In a nutshell, Shaolin Kung Fu is a branch of Shaolin Buddhism, created for the sole purpose of preparing the body for the challenge of spiritual meditation.
Any martial application, any defending of attackers, any health benefits, are all side effects of the primary purpose of meditation.
Anyone who teaches Kung Fu without a solid grounding in Shaolin Buddhism, anyone who teaches Kung Fu without meditation, without spirituality, without faith, is technically teaching fake Kung Fu.
We, as an organization, realize that this is a strong statement, and many so called masters will be upset of this, but the truth of the matter is, Kung Fu is often taught within the structure of a business with the purpose of profit. If a business were to include the ethics and morality of Shaolin Buddhism into their selling of Kung Fu as a product, then such a business would fail to make profits. We do not want to take away anyone's livelihood, however, we feel we must speak truthfully on authentic Shaolin Kung Fu.