The Black Crane Kung Fu Schools strive to promote health and longevity to its students and instructors. The training methods are designed to strengthen the whole body and tame the undisciplined mind, creating harmony within mind, body and spirit. Through training, both the mind and body can achieve a state of balance, improving functions of the skeletal, muscular and digestive systems, allowing the circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems to go unobstructed. The spirit is awakened when the mind and body are in balance and relaxed, effectively improving the ability to coordinate the functions of the various organ systems of the body. By using deep, natural breathing methods the chi is cultivated in the Dan Tien then conveyed to the extremities in a shooting pulse. This helps the practitioner to stay fit and healthy even in old age. It strengthens the internal organs and increases the chi flow within the body and is quite suitable for both martial arts training and general physical fitness.