KUNG FU - RECREATIONAL

Kung Fu is a broad term that is used to describe all martial arts of Chinese origin. Kung-Fu became eventually categorized into Northern and Southern styles. In the south, Cantonese people pronounce Kung Fu as gung-fu. Southern styles use low stances and kicks and strong hand techniques because they are shorter and stockier than Northern (Mandarin) people. The Northern systems are characterized by stylish and difficult patterns and acrobatic legwork, presumably because it was colder in the North so hand movement was restricted by thick robes and the mountainous terrain enforced the development of strong legs. The kung fu club teaches various forms of sparring. The Kung Fu club practices 2-3 times per week, where members spar against each other. It is valuable to spar with a level of speed, aggression, and strike placement that is inappropriate without a certain amount of protection.

 

Club Co-Presidents:  Brandon Lew (blew1@binghamton.edu) and Jonathan Ben- Harosh (jbenhar1@binghamton.edu).  General email (bukungfu@gmail.com)

 

Visit the club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BUKungfu

 

Fall 2014 Meetings
Meeting Type Date Time Location
 GIM  Thursday 9/4  7 p.m.   East Gym- Classroom 18 
 GIM  Sunday 9/7  6 p.m.   East Gym- Classroom 18 
 Mandatory Team  Wednesday 9/10   10 p.m.   West Gym- South Basketball Court 

 

Fall 2014 Practice Information
Day Time Location  1st Practice Start Date
 Sunday  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.   East Gym- Multi Purpose Room 24   9/14
 Monday  8 p.m. - 10 p.m.   East Gym- Multi Purpose Room 24   9/15
 Wednesday  10 p.m. - 12 a.m.   East Gym- Multi Purpose Room 24   9/17

Last Updated: 12/4/14