The traditional lion dance combines art, history, and kung fu moves. Normally, the performers are kung fu practitioners. Every kind of move have a specific musical rhythm. The music follows the movement of the lion: the drum follows the lion, the cymbals and the gong follows the drum player.
Lion dancing develops strength, flexibility, and endurance. It also incorporate the ability to work in a team and overcome obstacles through group effort. Not only will the performers display strength, coordination, agility, and endurance- they also exemplify the martial spirit of the "Ssu-wei", or the four basic supports of a State: "li", or decorum; "I”, uprightness of mind (morality); "lien", honesty; and "chih", a sense of honor.
Ben’s Shaolin Kung Fu was founded by our Grand Master, Master Ben Zhang who is the 32nd generation kung fu monk from Shaolin Temple in China. Master Peter Chan (See How Chan) is the great-grand generation of martial art master, Lam Sai Wing. Master Chan started to learn Hong Jia Quan and lion dancing since he was twelve years old. Master Chan recollects the hour of practicing martial arts very laboriously because the master's requests are very strict: “If you practice martial arts without total concentration, without making an effort, without correct practice, without attentiveness during practice-- Master can fling you, perhaps scolds, or can even hit you.”
Master Chan wishes to bring honor to the traditional martial arts and the Chinese culture. He certainly hopes he can teach many people who have the interest, so it will not to be lost throughout the generations. To become Master Chan’s student, you must inspect your behavior and personal character. Master Chan always teach his students to take back the hanger-on first, and simultaneously teach the apprentice study of martial art for the healthy body and self-defense.
Martial Arts is one traditional culture therefore, student must developed self discipline, own their body and mind, and enables oneself to achieve a good tutelage, which is the so-called martial art morality. Master Chan have also participated in different hand to hand combat tournaments and has plenty of achievements.