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Northern Shaolin

Northern Shaolin, or more specifically, the Northern Shaolin Boxing School 北少林拳門 is a very specific style of Kung Fu or Traditional Chinese Martial Arts (TCMA) made quite popular by the legendary 顾 汝 章 Gù Rǔ Zhāng. Gu is popularly known for his skill and public demonstrations of 鐵 掌 功 Tiě Zhǎng Gōng or Iron Palm Skill, which is a special conditioning method found in many martial art systems and not necessarily part of a Northern Shaolin curriculum.

This 外 家 Wài Jiā or External (family) Kung Fu style builds solid fitness, physical intelligence, martial ability and much more, including many aspects that break out of the External mold, into the 內 家 Nèi Jiā or Internal family.


A Common Misconception

Although there are definite ties to the 少 林 寺 Shào Lín Sì – Shaolin Temple or Shaolin Monastery, our style is not the well-known Shaolin Kung Fu that many mistakenly associate with the name.

Some people intuit “Northern Shaolin” to be a more general grouping of styles of Chinese martial arts, however as mentioned above, we teach a very specific style.

Northern Shaolin

The content of the Northern Shaolin style at PATHS Atlanta Kung Fu consists of many different training methodologies, empty-hand forms, Qigong sets, traditional Chinese weaponry, and much more.

Northern Shaolin Kung Fu has been in Atlanta for over 20 years! And we are still going strong! Read more about the PATHS here.

Come be a part of the mystery, the legend, and the reality that is Northern Shaolin Kung Fu! 

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