Foundation Kung Fu

You will be guided every day with a selection of lessons and exercises designed to enable you to make steady and continuous progress covering the foundation Kung Fu Martial Arts modules you have chosen.  All courses are studied through the Kung Fu Living App which is provided with any course.

The Kung Fu Living training programs are the best structured and accessible way to learn Martial Arts online. This curriculum has been developed by professional teachers and martial artists with over 60 years of experience & training in the dojo, in tournaments and in the security industry. This online training enables beginners and existing martial artists to easily and quickly learn Kung Fu and reach their full potential. Learning the Tao Te Kung Fu martial art style with Kung Fu Living via our step by step daily guide is the most complete and easily accessible means of personal development for everyone.

The Foundation Level

In each of the three foundation modules, you will learn a primary block, a primary kick and the palm strike.  Along with evasive stepping and aggressive tactics, you will cover the practical techniques you would need to defend yourself in real-life combat.

Tao Te Kung Fu Martial Arts

Tao Te Kung Fu has been developed using techniques from a number of styles, but predominately from the Kung Fu style of Wing Chun.  The system focuses on unarmed combat, being the most probable scenario.

“Tao Te” means the virtuous or powerful way, and refers to the development of the style within a modern context.  There is always the danger that if one becomes entrenched in a tradition, eventually lessons more look like historical re-enactment.  Tao Te Kung Fu takes advantage of the most recent developments in the neuroscience of skill acquisition and includes influences from other traditions not available to earlier, and geographically isolated, practitioners and is refreshed with decades of real-life experience in the security industry.

Many Kung Fu martial arts styles require such levels of conditioning, strength and fitness that only young strong men can really excel; and they will often pay the price in later years as the physical punishment of their training takes its toll.  Because Tao Te Kung Fu was developed to enable a smaller, weaker fighter to overcome a larger and stronger opponent it is ideally suited to people of all sizes and ages.  Not being dependent on vast strength, Tao Te Kung Fu puts an emphasis on speed, with many fast striking combinations and close-range techniques.  The training will help you become stronger, fitter and more supple, but your capacity to excel in Tao Te Kung Fu is not dependent on these.

female yoga instructor performing balance exercise holding leg in air - learn kung fu onlineKung Fu Martial Arts Exercise Training Regime

With any of the unarmed Kung Fu courses, you also get our daily, progressive Kung Fu exercise regime.  With our exercise and conditioning program, no matter where you’re starting from, you will make sustained progress throughout.  The program is designed to not simply increase your fitness, which is an overused, often undefined term, but specifically improve your flexibility, balance & coordination and overall physical strength.

Each day you will be presented with 3 different categories of exercise.  Each week you will have one day where you rest from strength and flexibility to ensure complete recovery.  Exercises are ranked by 1, 2 or 3 stars enabling you to choose your own level.  It is important to remember that it is better to make slow and steady progress than to push your body too hard with the potential of overtraining.

The strength exercises are chosen to increase functional strength, not only to help with your martial arts but also the daily utility of a robust physique.  This is not a program for competition bodybuilders but for those who want to enjoy enhanced physical abilities for the rest of their life.

Flexibility is limited by your particular genetic makeup.  You should aim to maximize your potential.  Most people will not be circus performers but should still aim for their personal best.  The quickest way of improving your flexibility is to gently relax into the poses you will be taught, taking 2 or 3 slow breaths in each position.

You will progress with a series of different, controlled poses to improve your overall balancecoordination, spatial awareness and the strength of multiple tiny muscles that constantly adjust to hold these poses.  These will not only improve your Kung Fu, but also the fluidity and elegance with which you perform even the simplest of everyday movements.

In striving for the absolute best example of how to do every exercise, a highly qualified yoga instructor demonstrates and guides you through each of these exercises.