This is not a Print! This custom 'Quote of Shaolin Chuan' Chinese calligraphy wall scroll is created by our talented disabled artist.
Length of Silk Scroll: 64.4" (163cm)
Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 18.6" (47cm)
About 'Quote of Shaolin Chuan' Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll Artwork
Traditional Chinese Characters
Simplified Chinese Characters & pinyin
This is the tenet of Shaolin Chuan: spirit, power, qi, bone, expression
Shaolin Kungfu for answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What is Shaolin Kungfu?
Shaolin Kungfu is the style of kungfu (or martial art) originally developed in the Shaolin Monastery in China. It has a history of about 1500 years and has since derived into various schools such as Lohan, Praying Mantis, Chaquan, Hoong Ka, Wing Choon, Choy-Li-Fatt and many others.
What benefits can one get from practising Shaolin Kungfu?
There are many benefits, and they may be generalized into five categories: self-defence, health, vitality, mind expansion and spiritual development.
In what ways can practising Shaolin Kungfu lead to mind expansion and spiritual development?
Mind expansion and spiritual cultivation were actually the original aim of Bodhidharma when he first taught the Eighteen Lohan Hands and the Sinew Metamorphosis at the Shaolin Monastery. Later these two sets of exercises developed into Shaolin Kungfu and Shaolin Chi Kung. Practising Shaolin Kungfu can lead to mind expansion and spiritual development because the training of mind and spirit is an integral part of its practice. This is attained through meditation or Zen. When you practise genuine Shaolin Kungfu, you also practise chi kung and Zen. In Chinese culture, "mind" and "spirit" are similar, although there may be differences in emphasis and connotation.
Is Bodhidharma the founder of Shaolin Kungfu and Shaolin Chi Kung?
No, but Shaolin disciples gratefully honoured him as the First Patriarch because it was through his initiative in teaching the Eighteen Lohan Hands and the Sinew Metamorphosis that Shaolin Kungfu and Shaolin Chi Kung developed. Before him there was no kungfu or chi kung training at the Shaolin Monastery. But kungfu and chi kung were already highly developed in China. Generals of the Zhou and Han Dynasties, and Taoist masters before the arrival of Bodhidharma in China in 527 BCE were respectively great kungfu and chi kung masters. There was no founder for Shaolin Kungfu -- in the sense that Wang Lang was the founder of Shaolin Praying Mantis Kungfu, and Yim Wing Choon the founder of Wing Choon Kungfu; the very rich and extensive Shaolin kungfu and chi kung repertoire was the collective contribution of many, many masters through the ages. Bodhidharma the great is also the First Patriarch of Zen Buddhism.
About Talented Disabled Artist Shouxing Wang
Shouxing Wang, who lives with paralysis from the waist down, is an accomplished disabled Chinese calligrapher of traditional Chinese brush calligraphy, thought of as the highest form of art in China and widely practiced and revered in Sinophere. Being confined to a wheelchair in a small village in Eastern China for decades, Shouxing has been determined to teach and establish himself as a great Chinese calligrapher.
"Initially, practicing calligraphy lifted me out of the pain of losing legs, brought me consolation and gave me courage to face various difficulties in life, and I found new hopes. Now I believe in my future and I shall work harder and promote the calligraphy art form." he said. When he was interviewed by journalists with famous media and asked what it was like to practice calligraphy these years.
Shouxing writes with a brush, ink and an inkstone (used to mix the ink) on rice paper and is versed in all the five main scripts of Chinese characters: seal script (zhuanshu), clerical script (lishu), semi-cursive or running script (xingshu), cursive or grass scrip (caoshu) and regular script (kaishu).
How to Create Your Quote of Shaolin Chuan Characters Calligraphy Wall Scroll Art Works
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