Chinese Martial Arts are rarely just martial arts.
As a student of Kungfu, if you intend to learn the art, and your Sifu intends for you to thoroughly understands the art, then you should be prepared to learn much more than how to punch and move.
Inside the Lineages of Chinese Martial Arts, there is a blend culture, legends, myths, and theories. Historical facts are blended in there too.
Having this mix isn't bad at all, but as a student or teacher of our wonderful martial art, you have to be aware that some of these stories were created to share culture and some unfortunately were only created for branding and exploiting the art.
Reflections of Society in Chinese Martial Arts Lineages
Relationships between Groups, Lineages and Society
During the Reflections of Society Podcast:
How can you tell the difference between history and lineage stories?
Were Lineages even necessary to carry the Chinese Martial Arts throughout History?
When did Lineages first appear prominently?
What role does society have in the development of social group, such as teams, associations and lineages?
Also in this Podcast, I tell you another Lineage Story.
My son gave me his Christmas list. Reminded of ‘What is the Lineage of Kris Kringle’? How is it related to kungFu lineages?
Mentioned in this Podcast:
Knowing Your Lineage by Paul Bowman