The history of martial arts in Korea two thousand years, beginning with the era of Three States (1-pack centuries), when the territory of the Korean Peninsula, there were three kingdoms — Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla. Each one had their own system of combat training. On the formation and development of Korean martial arts were greatly influenced by Chinese tradition. It is no coincidence that the complex Korean martial arts termed “QUANBO”, similar to Chinese “chuanfa” (“pugilism”).
Some Korean martial arts:
Charac of the most interesting and mysterious of the martial art, now almost lost. Its founders are considered to be mountain hermits “Sonin”. The same characters in Chinese read “jenjen” and in Japanese “yamabushi” and means “perfect man.” In the system of spiritual and physical perfection of these hermits was the concept of unity of man and nature. In an effort to realize such unity, a hermit retired to the mountains, where his whole existence was subordinated to the natural rhythms and laws. The hermit slept on the grass in summer, and in winter on the snow, he served as housing wicker hut that protected only from rain and snow, clothing, skins of wild animals. Harsh living conditions combined with intense Continue reading
It is considered that drinking tea began in the territory of the modern Chinese province of Sichuan (Four streams). According to historians, the tradition of drinking tea goes back more than two thousand years. Mentions tea meet since the epoch of Spring and Autumn (VIII-V C. BC), but works devoted to the art of tea and tea, appear much later. For a long time, tea was a privilege of emperors and the upper class, but later (XIV-XVII centuries) spread among all segments of the population.
The consumption of tea in China long ago developed into a real art of the tea ceremony kung fu cha. This ceremony consists of several stages that help to enjoy all the richness of taste, aroma and useful properties of tea. Special attention is paid in China to the emotional state of a person when he proceeds to the tea ceremony. The process of preparation and consumption of tea beverages must free from worries, to clear the mind, lead to a state of clarity and calmness.
Tea culture of China for centuries, was maintained by the special construction of the tea houses and pavilions, fabrication of tea ware, the tea breeding of new varieties and ways of cooking, and also literary works dedicated to tea (Lu Yu – the classic of tea, Hui Tsung Continue reading
Who not only eat people! Read the prescriptions of folk medicine of Korea and amazed. To eat, it turns out, can be just about anything. And all. Even with health benefits.
Bear. It’s hard to tell where in Korea take. Mouse, in my opinion, and those fleeing in fear from the roar of modern Korean technology (or maybe, they just destroyed people’s doctors. Mice, it turns out, also are treated, not only by themselves but their droppings. But more on that later). Now, going back to the bear. Traditionally, Koreans knew it.
Bear paws are dainty dish as mentioned in old Korean novels. It is believed that in addition to the excellent taste, this dish has the property to strengthen the body I. more importantly, CI(qi). Good for stimulating appetite, for people with digestive problems. Has a curative effect for colds. These qualities, according to Korean physicians, and has the bear meat at all. It has offered people a weakened, haggard face. If eat bear meat, the face will appear flushed, Ki will rise sharply. The muscle spasms, aching limbs,when the joints are badly bent. However, in chronic diseases, such as tumors, do not eat bear-meat regularly. Bear meat is best suited for body type .
Bear fat is also known from time immemorial as a remedy. However, Continue reading