Chinese Kung Fu

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Chinese Kung Fu
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After receiving his medical education in Armenia and completing his residency in Irvine, California, Dr. Aramais Paronyan opened the Good Health Medical Center in Hollywood, which primarily served the surrounding immigrant community. In addition to professional endeavors, Aramais Paronyan, MD, practices martial arts.

Chinese Kung Fu is just one of many styles of martial arts steeped in years of tradition. A centuries old practice, Kung Fu includes 300 fighting styles that originated as a means of self-defense and have their origin in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (1046 BC-221 BC).

Within the myriad of Kung Fu styles, elements of boxing, weapon skills, bare hand fighting, and kicking are incorporated into this martial art. Three of the more commonly recognized styles of Kung Fu are Shaolin, Tai Chi, and Qigong. The Shaolin style involves short, quick attack-type moves, while Tai Chi is slower and more elegant in movement. Qigong is both a fighting style and a form of exercise that focuses on the mind-body connection.