Hi fellow martial arts practitioners,
Is there any of you who have/had practiced or cross-trained in Chinese Martial Arts? What is your views on Kung Fu (Wing Chun, Praying Mantis, White Crane, Shaolin Quan, etc...) I had trained in Karate (wado-ryu) for nearly 10 years before, I've been training by myself ever since. I want to get back to an actual martial art school, the thought came through my mind that maybe studying Kung Fu for a change may be beneficial. I did a bit of Wing Chun before.
What's your views of Kung Fu in general? Forms look more fluid, more internal and less stiff. The curriculum looks wider as well (weapons, chin na, striking, internal stuff, etc...). Would you say Kung Fu is deeper than Karate in general while Karate is simpler and more straightfoward (in a good way I mean)?
How does all of this translate to actual fighting/sparring? Long story short what's your views on Karate vs Kung Fu or Japanese Martial Arts vs Chinese Martial Arts. Thank you in advance for you guys inputs,
Train hard and stay safe, Osu!