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UNC Campus Rec offers tons of sport clubs including several martial arts clubs, one of which is Monkey Kung Fu.
Monkey Kung Fu is named after a style of the traditional Chinese martial art that draws its inspiration from the movements of monkeys. It involves acrobatic moves and attacks, as well as extremely difficult physical conditioning stemming from the nature of the stances and the style of attacks, which are normally very low to the ground. It is extremely important to the lives of the regular practitioners as a means of staying in shape as well as developing mentally and spiritually.
Monkey Kung Fu involves a lot of yoga, breathing exercises and meditation, which are all closely related to the teachings of Kung Fu. These practices develop each member in more than just the physical sense – Monkey Kung Fu is also very mental and spiritual as well. The members of the club hold special Monday practices and meditations in addition to plenty of social events because the group is so close!
Jack Hannon, a sophomore and the president of the club, started Monkey Kung Fu in the beginning of his first year at Carolina. “Many students have become interested in the club because of our Fall Fest and Chinese New Year performances,” said Jack. “Our coach and instructor has been a practitioner for more than twenty years.”
The club practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Woolen Gym Multipurpose Room, behind the basketball courts. Membership is free of charge and any UNC affiliate can join at any time. Feel free to show up to any practice! Again, it is a fantastic way to develop physically and mentally, to test ones limits and learn to defend oneself.
For more information on Monkey Kung Fu at UNC, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/CarolinaMonkeyKungFu or their sports clubs page at www.campusrec.unc.edu/sport-clubs-list
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