Shaolin kung fu Dharma sword

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instructor: monk Deci, from Shaolin temple
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* Shaolin kung fu training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
* Shaolin kung fu styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
* Shaolin kung fu weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2

Shaolin big penetrating kung fu (tong bi quan) A

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instructor: monk Deyang, from Shaolin temple

Shaolin kung fu penetrating-arms style (通臂拳: tong bi quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of attacking through opponent’s guard. the saying is “borrow a way to attack enemy (假道伐虢).” instead of blindly confronting opponent’s closed guard, it’s more effective to seek an open way for attack. in facing a closed guard, the saying is “hands open doors, feet break them (手?脚?).” the arms are faster and more fluent, while the legs have more power and range and are also armored with the shoes. arms can penetrate opponent’s guard and open its door, then the legs can break him. hands can also “shut the door to catch the thief (关门捉贼),” catch the opponent to block his escape and pull him toward your incoming attack to increase its impact power. these involve penetrating, opening, and closing moves of the arms followed by main attacks by various parts of the body, like the arms and, especially, the legs. these are the main tactics of Shaolin penetrating style.

– ‘history’: Han Tong (韩通) was an army general in the Later Zhou dynasty (951-960). the last inheritor of the dynasty was an infant, and so the generals chose Zhao Kuangyin (赵匡胤), commander of the palace guard, the core elite force of the Zhou army, as the next emperor. however, Han Tong remained loyal to the Zhou emperor. in the upcoming chaos, Han Tong was killed by Zhao Kuangyin’s army. he was a great martial arts master and Zhao Kuangyin ordered a great ceremony for his death and personally attended the funeral. after 961 AD, when Zhao Kuangyin, as the first emperor of the Song dynasty (960-1279), commissioned chief monk Fuju (福居) to improve and standardize Shaolin kung fu styles, the army generals, along with Zhao Kuangyin’s long style (taizu chang qun), introduced Han Tong’s penetrating-arm style (tong bi quan) to the temple. this is the ‘small tong bi quan’. in the late Yuan dynasty, monk Jinnaluo (紧那罗) and others combined the small tong bi quan techniques into the base of small and big hong quans and a monkey style and created Shaolin ‘big tong bi quan’.
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Shaolin kung fu tutorial:
– training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
– styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
– weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2

Shaolin kung fu Dharma cane

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instructor: monk Deyang, from Shaolin temple

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* Shaolin kung fu training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
* Shaolin kung fu styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
* Shaolin kung fu weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2

Shaolin kung fu combat: 32 catches (qin na)

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instructor: monk Dejun, from Shaolin temple

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* Shaolin kung fu training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
* Shaolin kung fu styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
* Shaolin kung fu weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2

Shaolin big flood kung fu (da hong quan)

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instructor: monk Deci, from Shaolin temple

Shaolin kung fu big flood form (大洪拳: da hong quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of covering. the saying is “cover up from the sky to cross the sea (瞒天过海).” advancement puts you in range of opponent’s counterattacks. you should not be open and exposed to opponent’s attacks. keep covering yourself, i.e., your attacking limbs, your head, chest, stomach, and other vital parts while advancing and even retreating. this involves continuous flow, like a flood, of sweeping moves of the arms and even sometimes the legs covering the main actions of the body while attacking and defending, advancing and retreating. meanwhile, do not consider these sweeping moves as mere defensive covers, but “pilfer a goat on your way (顺手牵羊),” i.e., seize opportunities to make them cooperate as attacks anywhere possible. these are the main tactics of Shaolin flood style.

– ‘history’: Zhao Kuangyin (赵匡胤), who later became the first emperor of the Song dynasty (960-1279), gave Shaolin temple a series of notes on the combat styles that he practiced. Shaolin monks edited one of his styles to develop the ‘big hong quan’.
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Shaolin kung fu tutorial:
– training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
– styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
– weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2

Shaolin big Buddha kung fu (luohan quan) + part 3 A

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instructor: monk Deci, from Shaolin temple

Shaolin Buddhahood style (罗汉拳: luohan quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of avoidance and camouflage. Shaolin monks are Buddhists. in Shaolin kung fu, “Zen Buddhism and martial art unite (禅拳合一)”. in the Buddhahood style, moves are hidden behind the Buddhists’ Amituofo! (阿弥陀佛) salute and other holy images of the enlightened Buddhists (the luohans in Chinese, the Arhats in Sanskrit). Amituofo is the prayer for infinite life, infinite light, and infinite wisdom, to credit respect and prohibit violence. in a confrontation, ‘peace is better than victory, retreat rather than engage, avoid rather than oppose, deflect rather than block, block rather than hurt, hurt rather than wound, wound rather than kill, because life is precious, and a life lost is lost forever.’ this is both a virtue and a defensive/offensive camouflage. the “beauty tactic (美人计)” is about camouflaging with inoffensive, friendly means in order to avoid direct confrontation. for defense, “golden cicada sheds its shell (金蝉脱壳),” change the appearance of your moves so that they do not attract opponent’s attention, and for offense, “hide the knife behind a smile (笑里藏刀),” hide your offensive moves behind inoffensive masks. these involve low stances, turns, twists, and cover-ups to keep the offensive and defensive moves hidden to the last moment, and also fully controlled moves to avoid, stop, or control the opponent rather than hurting him directly. these are the main tactics of Shaolin Buddhahood style.

– ‘history’: Shaolin monks developed luohan quan as the earliest style based on the luohan 18 hands in the earlier eras of Shaolin temple. at the beginning of the Song dynasty in the 960s AD, this style was first officially recorded into the ‘Shaolin kung fu manual’ by chief monk Fuju (福居). ever since, it has been considered as the purest and most representative style of Shaolin kung fu.
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Shaolin kung fu tutorial:
– training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
– styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
– weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2

Shaolin kung fu twin chain whips

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instructor: monk Deci, from Shaolin temple
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complete set of Shaolin kung fu video tutorials:
* Shaolin kung fu training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
* Shaolin kung fu styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
* Shaolin kung fu weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2

Shaolin kung fu 13 spear

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instructor: monk Dejun, from Shaolin temple

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The complete set of Shaolin kung fu video tutorials:
* Shaolin kung fu training: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9EB410ECABF43C8
* Shaolin kung fu styles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F75C68BF1246C2B
* Shaolin kung fu weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2