If you are considering studying Kung Fu, you probably have some questions. After all, the decision to commit yourself to the study of the martial art of Kung Fu is significant.

Kung Fu is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a way to improve the health of their mind and their body. It also is perfect for those who are looking to get faster, stronger and more agile without bulking up or using expensive equipment to get into shape.

If you are wondering if Kung Fu is right for you, what follows are some of the most common questions (and the answers to those questions) people have about Kung Fu.

  1. Can I learn Kung Fu if I am out of shape? People who learn Kung Fu begin at all ages and fitness levels. Some of the best Kung Fu students started their practice in poor physical shape but Kung Fu allowed them to improve their overall fitness level and become athletic, flexible and quick.
  2. Is it easier to get injured? While any form of physical exercise carries with it the risk of injury, Kung Fu is considered very safe. In fact, the practice of Kung Fu usually leads to less injuries become of its focus on balance and flexibility.
  3. Is Kung Fu violent? No! Kung Fu is all about balance and harmony with the world. Even when Kung Fu is learned for self-defense training, the ultimate goal is to prevent any attack from taking place to begin with.
  4. Is Kung Fu better suited to men or women? Kung Fu is perfect for men, women and children. Any person who is willing to train hard can succeed in the practice of Kung Fu.
  5. How early can I enroll me children in Kung Fu classes? Children as young as 5 can begin Kung Fu training. Further, most Kung Fu experts began their practice as soon as they were able to run. The earlier you begin Kung Fu, the easier it will be to perform the stances so integral to Kung Fu.
  6. Will Kung Fu allow me to drop weight quickly? It would be a mistake to approach Kung Fu as a way to drop a large amount of weight over a short period of time. Kung Fu is a way of life not a passing fitness craze.
  7. How difficult is Kung Fu? If you are looking for an easy workout that doesn’t take much time or dedication, Kung Fu is probably not right for you. Kung Fu means “hard work” so if you aren’t willing to put in the effort chances are you won’t get much out of it!

Of course, the best way to find the answers to all of your questions about Kung Fu is talk to a Kung Fu instructor, or Sifu. Only then will you know for sure if Kung Fu is right for you.