Kung fu is an exciting and popular form of martial arts. Like all martial arts, kung fu not only teaches self-defense, it also teaches confidence, concentration, and physical fitness. People have practiced kung fu for thousands of years, during which numerous styles and techniques have developed. This volume looks at the history of kung fu, from ancient China to the modern dojo. Fact boxes highlight key exercises, equipment, and important figures associated with kung fu. Full-color photographs accompany informative and accessible text that will appeal to developing and independent readers.