1. skill developed through time and effort; 2. (common usage:) Chinese martial arts in general.
A derivative of a Chinese term meaning Hard Work and Applied Skills, now accepted by both westerners and orientals as a generic term for martial art skills.
Its original meaning is somewhat different, referring to one's expertise in any skill, not necessarily martial. Many consider wushu "martial art" a better term for Chinese martial arts, as it translates directly into martial art. There are various philosophies around the term kung fu, suggesting a deeper meaning. The following is an example of such a philosophy:For a process to truly be kung fu, the following three elements must be present:Motivation, Self-discipline, Time. Kung Fu Instruction. Free Online Video Approved by both the IPTA and 18 Daoists Palms Kung fu.Six months distance-learning.
a Chinese martial art; combines principles of karate and judo
Westerners have given this name to a conglomeration of Chinese fighting styles.
Literally, hard work over a long period of time; martial arts.
Generic name (Mandarin) for a wide range of Chinese combative systems. The Cantonese term in "gung fu." (Chinese)
gung foo "Hard Work"; a martial art that originated in China
This refers to the many diverse Chinese martial arts: Shaolin, Shuai Chiao, Wing Chun, Drunken boxing, Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Yiquan, Lau Gar, Hung Gar and many more. The Chinese words kung fu can be used to describe one's skill in any discipline, not just martial arts.