Gǔ Lún Chanwu ǔ 伦 禅 武 (Gǔ Lún Chanwu)
Gu Luin Chan is not well known but it is a very important form of traditional Shaolin practice which is overshadowed today by the most popular performance, Shaolin Wu Su. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in this original, traditional form of Shaolin exercise by a slowly growing group of Chinese and Western students who have visited Shaolin Wu Lu Luin Academy in Deng Feng, Henan Province, China to learn and learn these ancient skills.
Gu Luin Chan is based on the holistic philosophy of life, Changgui. It is a practice that focuses on developing optimal health and fitness, through the use of appropriate movements, breathing control and healing arts, and on creating an inner state of meditation throughout the day and a compassionate heart. It is also an effective and specialized martial art.
Gu Luin Chan is important for all those who are interested in Gong Fu, as it is the source of the most modern forms of it (Wu Su). This form, which developed hundreds of years ago, consists of slow, skillful, but harmonious movements that can be deadly in battle.
The Shaolin Temple always had problems with the ruling dynasties from time to time due to the fact that it had remarkable warrior monks. Thus, around 1870, it was considered a threat to the Qing Dynasty. Immediately, the then Abbot of the Temple ordered one of his best monks, Wu Gu Luin, to leave the Temple in order to preserve Shaolin traditions and culture.
But before leaving, he had to prove his abilities by passing through the 18 patrons of the Temple, the so-called "Breaking of the Gate". It is said that Master Wu Lu Luin was the last monk to go through this process. He passed it easily and disappeared in the mountains.
He eventually settled in an isolated village, Bai Yoo Go, where he continued to practice the secrets of the Shaolin heritage.
Years passed and in order to continue his purpose, he married and had a son, Wu San Lin, to whom he learned all the ancient secrets. Thus Wu San Lin became the 2nd of Wu Lu Luin's genealogy.
Master Wu San Lin married and had two sons, Woo Yoo De and Wu Tien Yoo. To them, to his nephew Chiao He Bao and to an orphaned student, Chang Ching He, he taught all the traditions.
Wu Tien Yo had a son, who died relatively young. This was the father of Master Wu Nan Fang. Thus Master Wu Nan Fang learned from Master Wu San Lin, later with Chiao Hee Bao and Wu Yoo De, and finally with Chang Ching He.
Thus, Master Wu Nan Fang is the direct descendant and 5th heir of Shaolin Changui and the Gu Luin Chan tradition.
Come and meet in the only place in Greece where it has been taught systematically for 4 years, in our Center, the traditional internal form of practice Gu Luin Chan, with roots from 1800, with Master Xi Xiang (释 延 向 法师) , the 34th a generation of Shaolin monks and the first Greek, a student of Master Wu Nan Fang (吴 南方), who is in Greece to spread the traditions of the authentic Shaolin Changui (医 κου 医) and the culture of Gu Luin Chan.