The Kung Fu salute is generally characterised by an open left hand placed next to a closed right fist. The importance is that the fingers on the left hand should stay extended and not flexed to cover the right fist. The term Jiang Hu literally means Rivers and Lakes, this terminology coined from the concept that in the past martial artists were wanderers and vagabonds who had no fixed place of residence, poetically similar to the ever changing scenery of rivers and lakes. As there are variations in the salute there are many interpretations as to the exact meaning behind the salute. Confucius himself stated the need for a true gentleman to be a master of both the scholarly and the martial, so that should the need arise he could lead armies to defend his family and country and Confucius himself was a skilled horseman and archer. This can be examined through the closed fist; an universal symbol for violence, is rigid and does not have the capacity to grasp new things and be gentle.
SHOWING RESPECT TO THE MASTER
Adult Student’s Corner
Martial artists are raised on a liberal diet of respect. Respect for your master-teacher. Respect for the game and your opponent, and respect for yourself, for getting out of bed and having the will to train day in day out while the rest of the world treats minor backaches with covered chiropractic care.
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May Posted by Jeffrey FInk. Why is one esteemed or honored?