Kung fu principles can be learned online, but techniques are best applied through in-person practice. Pure Black Mantis Kung Fu is taught online through Learnkungfuonline.com
Other options for learning kung fu online are Youtube, uploaded workout videos, online books and home pages of kung fu schools. Many kung fu schools offer online free videos as a resource for students and professionals. Sheng Chi Kung Fu's website has instructional videos that are categorized into beginner, advanced, women and children.
Kung fu originated in A.D. 527 when Ta Mo introduced it to the Shaolin temple and created the 18 Buddhist fists. Many kung fu styles trace their lineage back to Shaolin.