Kung Fu Masters Show Off Their Strength

NewsflarePublished: July 31, 201723 views
Published: July 31, 2017

Cool footage from China of kung fu masters showing off their strength by chopping bricks with their bare hands.

The video, filmed in Zhengzhou, Henan Province on July 28, shows martial artists breaking bricks, cobblestones and tiles with nothing more than their fists and elbows.

Kung Fu is an umbrella term for hundreds of fighting styles developed over the centuries in China. In Chinese, the term kung fu refers to any skill that is acquired through learning or practice. It is a compound word composed of the words “gōng” meaning "work", "achievement", or "merit", and “fū”, which is a particle or nominal suffix with diverse meanings.

Kung fu and wushu are loanwords from Cantonese and Mandarin respectively that, in English, are used to refer to Chinese martial arts. However, the Chinese terms kung fu and wushu have distinct meanings.

Wǔshù literally means "martial art". It is formed from the two words “wǔ”, meaning "martial" or "military" and “shù”, which translates into "art", "discipline", "skill" or "method". The term wushu has also become the name for the modern sport of wushu, an exhibition and full-contact sport of bare-handed and weapons forms, adapted and judged to a set of aesthetic criteria for points developed since 1949 in the People's Republic of China.

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