There are hundreds of different kung fu styles, each with its own unique techniques, training methods, and philosophies. Some of the most well-known styles include Shaolin kung fu, Tai chi, Wing Chun, and Sanda. Kung fu practitioners, also known as "kung fu artists," train in various physical and mental disciplines, including physical conditioning, forms (pre-arranged sets of movements), sparring, and weapons training.
Kung fu is not only a means of self-defense and physical exercise, but also a way of life that emphasizes discipline, respect, and self-improvement. It is often taught in schools and martial arts studios and is also a popular spectator sport, with competitions held at the national and international levels.