Do that!Originally Posted by GuardianOne
Do that!Originally Posted by GuardianOne
Originally Posted by TheMASSIVE
i thought this cleared everything? it's being dragged on now please SHUT THE FUCK UP
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Originally Posted by Johny's_working
Originally Posted by TheMASSIVEOriginally Posted by TheMASSIVE
Actually, to be more precise… The character for "Wu" in Wudang is the same as in Wushu, meaning martial. "Dang" means deserving. It refers to the legendary Emperor Xuantian Zhen Wu. According to legend, Zhen Wu studied Taoism at Wudang for 42 years until he gained the recognition of the heavenly Jade Emperor. The Jade Emperor transformed him into a god and said that only Zhen Wu was "deserving," thus the name “WuDang”. Zhang Sanfeng is also worshipped as another god at Wudang. Zhang was born a General's son in ZhejiangProvince. At one point he was struck blind, only to be cured by a Taoist master. Zhang was an excellent boxer and swordsman who spent most of his life as a government official, but retired when the Emperor Hongwu usurped the throne and established the Ming Dynasty. Zhang retreated to Wudang to practice inner alchemy, it was there he combined all his knowledge of Taoist philosophies, inner training techniques, his experience in guarding skills, boxing, and military sciences and fused them all into one system for an internal martial art style Wudang Gonfu and the magnificent style which became Taiji (Tai Chi) after meditating on a fight he witnessed between a snake and a crane. Even though the crane tried to spear the snake with its beak, the snake was so flexible that it could not be speared. From this, Zhang realized that softness and flexibility can overcome strength and created his own WuDang martial arts.
Originally Posted by GuardianOne
Well Guardian is sort of right. One literal translation of Kung Fu can mean Disciplined Person but that’s only a small part of it. Nowadays, outside of China the most common use of the term kung fu is when referring to Chinese martial arts in general. The original meaning of kung fu is quite different though, kung fu means "achievement through great effort" … An acquired skill obtained through expended energy and hard work… Excellence achieved through long practice and diligent training in any endeavor. You can say that a person's kung fu is good in cooking, or that someone has kung fu in calligraphy, saying that a person possesses kung fu in an area implies skill in that area, which they have worked hard to develop. Someone with "bad kung fu" has not put enough time and effort into training, or they seem to lack the motivation to do so.
Also, Huant Ti didn’t create Kung Fu… But he was a legendary emperor who taught his troops a form of self-defense called Chiou Ti and organized them into effective military formations sometime in the century of 2600 B.C. He had nothing to do with the ideological development of Kung-Fu. The concepts of human psychology, physiology, and philosophy were infused into Kung-Fu by Taoism and Buddhism to make it more than a physical art. Kung Fu can be looked at as a philosophy applied to any time-honored pursuit of excellence with motivation, self-discipline, and time. Motivation is the basic driving force, you must have an interest and a will to do something, a person who is forced to do something is not truly motivated. A motivated person, on the other hand, has interest in learning, they have a goal. It is important to note a difference between the various types of motivation: A person can be motivated to do something, because if they do not they will be punished. Money can also lead to motivation, because you know that doing something will give you more money. However, the motivation kung fu comes from an interest and an inner desire to learn and develop, in which the goal is not an external gain, like avoiding punishment or earning money, but an internal one, with the only reward being knowledge, skill, strength and wisdom. This motivation can be inspired, but not controlled, by other people. Self-discipline is closely related to motivation, but refers to the effort and patience required to actually get something done, and to get past obstacles that might appear on the way towards one's goal. While motivation is the mental state of wanting to do something, discipline is required to put motivation into action: A person might want to do something very much, but lacks the required amount of discipline to get started. Without this, motivation will lead to nothing. It is true that a competent instructor can assist a person by providing discipline, helping that person to get past obstacles. This is good, but will not last forever, and in the end, it is always up to the person herself to put her thoughts into action. Time is essential for finding one's motivation and self-discipline, and to actually accomplish something by making use of them, but motivation and self-discipline are also important to make a person willing to put time into accomplishing their goal: to prioritize. In later stages, once motivation and discipline have become an integral part of a person's life, it is important not to stop spending time on practice. This is said to be a very important aspect of kung fu: Many ancient Chinese philosophers and martial artists consider time the most valuable commodity in a person's lives, as time cannot be replaced. It is said that one should use time wisely, and that, to get the most out of life, must practice kung fu in every activity. By finding interest in and putting effort and time into every action, one will make the best use of time, and live a happy and productive life.
Iam still gatherin info, its an interesting topic that has been raised-i had not read most of these details in years (to busy studing and practicing).
PSon't worry i'll have that info soon (i had distributed most of my stuff) and the original. But i was going through the scrolls.
wow massive just proved johnny wrong on all counts.
anyway speaking of legend of the liquid swords, anyone seen that movie? that shit was insane! I rolled out of my chair when jesus appeared.
i cant believe some of u are writing essays on here about this
i agree. its wu tang nigga, shame on a nigga who tried to run game. this thread is another example of bullshit. how did it even make it to this many pages?Originally Posted by Knicks
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To stand for; symbolize
When you swing your sword it sounds WU. When your sword hits the shield it sounds TANG!
much respect to you guys droppin that knowledge here. i appreciate dat!
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wu dang...Originally Posted by Lesbian Nun
that's the mandarin pronounciation....
i dunno if somebody noticed or talked about it....
shaolin and wu tang is totally different.....let say in this way...the shaolin monk can never marry...on the other hand, the wu tang "priest" can marry.....
u guys got that idea?
also, their martial art style is different...i think wu tang is more like sword...according to the novel,tai chi comes from wu tang as well....
yo honestly who the fuck cares really. where the fuck is the new wu album is what yall should be concerned wit.