Kung Fu School Golden Dragon exists in The Netherlands since 1970. The founder of the Golden Dragon Kung Fu method is the late Grandmaster Chen. When he was nine years old, our master started his Kung Fu training in Indonesia. He was trained in a range of different styles. In the 1960s he migrated to The Netherlands with his family. In the city of Veenendaal he started transferring his knowledge. Since then, his Kung Fu style has become well-known across the country and and even spread across the border to Belgium.
About Kung Fu School Golden Dragon
The background and philosophy of our kung fu style
The History and Philosophy of Kung Fu School Golden Dragon
The journey of Grandmaster Chen
Grandmaster Chen called his martial art the method of Golden Dragon: ‘Chin Lung Chuan Shu‘, which translates to ‘Golden Dragon Boxing Art‘. His philosophical idea behind this style is “to engage in battle with a true heart”, which boils down to “living life noble-mindedly”. The Chin Lung Chuan Shu comprises soft and hard Kung Fu styles. The hard path consists of improving physical strength, while the soft path is focussed on comeliness and agility. Both ways are essential to the eventual balance.
The Standard-bearers now continue to spread his Kung Fu style and philosophy.
Chen San Fei – Golden Dragon Arnhem
Chen Lao Tek – Golden Dragon Elst
Chen Xiao Tung – Golden Dragon Oosterbeek
Chen Mei Ling – Golden Dragon Nijmegen
Jesse van Muijden – Golden Dragon Amsterdam
Si Tai Gung Chen Chung Li
Founder of Kung Fu School Golden Dragon
Chen San Fei
Golden Dragon Arnhem
Chen Lao Tek
Golden Dragon Elst
Chen Xiao Tung
Golden Dragon Oosterbeek
Chen Mei Ling
Golden Dragon Nijmegen
Jesse van Muijden
Golden Dragon Amsterdam
Harmonizing the mind and the body
Kung Fu comprises a plethora of techniques and exists in a range of styles. Some techniques are gracious and elegant, others are sharp, swift, short and direct. With a few exceptions, most styles have in common a strong emphasis on posture. Specifically the feet, legs, torso and head must align correctly to ensure proper execution of any technique. Kung Fu has a variety of methods for strengthening the body, developing combativeness, increasing mental and physical endurance, mastering weapons and defending oneself against one or more opponents.
Practicing Kung Fu is not just about striving to perfect one’s fighting skills, but, even more so, it is about developing one’s character. Kung Fu should not be considered an exhilarating experience. It is about increasing awareness of all aspects of your everyday life, your interactions with the environment and the feelings of others. Rigid tree branches are destined to break off. The softer, more vulnerable branches are the most viable. Discipline and controlling the mind are required for the mind to operate in a goal-directed fashion.