Shaolin big Buddha kung fu (luohan quan)

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instructor: monk Xingsen, from Shaolin temple

Shaolin Buddhahood style (罗汉拳: luohan quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of camouflaging and avoidance. Shaolin monks are Buddhists and Buddhahood is their way. 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) salutation 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. it is to avoid direct confrontation and violence. in a confrontation, ‘peace is better than victory, retreating is the first tactic, 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 to something that does 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, and other covering moves to keep the offensive and defensive moves hidden to the last moment, and also fully controlled moves to stop, avoid, or control the opponent rather than hitting or 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 small Buddha kung fu (luohan quan), simplified

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instructor: Liu Zhenhai, monk Degen’s disciple

Shaolin Buddhahood style (罗汉拳: luohan quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of camouflaging and avoidance. Shaolin monks are Buddhists and Buddhahood is their way. 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) salutation 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. it is to avoid direct confrontation and violence. in a confrontation, ‘peace is better than victory, retreating is the first tactic, 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 to something that does 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, and other covering moves to keep the offensive and defensive moves hidden to the last moment, and also fully controlled moves to stop, avoid, or control the opponent rather than hitting or 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 plum-flower kung fu (mei hua quan)

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instructor: monk Xingsen, from Shaolin temple

Shaolin kung fu plum-flower style (梅花拳: mei hua quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of ground fighting. the saying is “plum substitutes withering peach (李代桃僵).” have substitute plans for when your main plan may fail. penetrating opponent’s guard is a main tactic but not an easy one. an easier substitute tactic is to “remove firewood from under the pot (釜底抽薪),” that is, target opponent’s logistics, i.e., his lower body. the lower body, though not as deadly as the upper body, is not closely guarded as the upper body and is an easier target. however, if opponent knows you change your plan to low-height and ground fighting, he would bring his guard downward to neutralize your plan. thus, “deck the tree with fake flowers (树上开花),” i.e., keep your failed or another fake tactic on display as a cover to hide both your failure and your new tactic. so keep pretending that you are trying to penetrate opponent’s guard while your actual goal is ground attacks. these involve usual moves combined with low-height and groundward maneuvers mainly by the legs when appropriate. these are the main tactics of Shaolin plum-flower style.

– ‘history’: in the early Song dynasty (960-1279), based on chief monk Fuju (福居)’s teachings, his disciple monk Jueda (觉大) created this style. it originally had about 96 postures, but in the late Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), monk Jinnaluo (紧那罗) simplified it into about 29 postures.
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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 power kung fu (pao quan) + part 3 B

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instructor: Liu Zhenhai, monk Degen’s disciple

Shaolin kung fu power style (炮拳: pao quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of using power. the saying is “use fire to plunder (趁火打劫),” panic the opponent to force him yield. one way of this is by overloading power in your actions. to multiply power in your actions, “use the dead corpse (借尸还魂),” use seemingly useless things and make them enhance your power. use already unused parts of your body. for example, instead of using just one arm at a time, whether in attack or defense, use both your arms together or in close succession. this multiplies power in your moves, which is of great use specially against stronger opponents. these are the main tactics of Shaolin power style.

– ‘history’: there are historical records that Shaolin monks performed a pao chui (cannon hammer) style in an exhibition in presence of the first Tang dynasty (618-907) emperor. however, pao quan was first officially compiled in the early Song dynasty (960s AD) under the supervision of chief monk Fuju (福居). in the late Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), monk Jinnaluo (紧那罗) improved this pao quan form. this was the ‘small pao quan’. in the mid Qing dynasty (1644-1912), the early 1800s, monk Zhanju (湛举) combined pao quan techniques into a base of small and big hong quan, tong bi quan, luohan quan, and some other materials to create the ‘big pao quan’. specially, there was a set called Shaolin xinyi ba, which is still widely practiced in Dengfeng area around Shaolin temple. this set imitates daily and farming activities by combining standing and small-frame stances with the pounding moves of the arms and fists, which use whole the body to generate explosive power. Zhanju combined xinyi ba moves into the small and big pao quan and perfected them.
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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 power kung fu (pao quan) + part 3 A

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instructor: Liu Zhenhai, monk Degen’s disciple

Shaolin kung fu power style (炮拳: pao quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of using power. the saying is “use fire to plunder (趁火打劫),” panic the opponent to force him yield. one way of this is by overloading power in your actions. to multiply power in your actions, “use the dead corpse (借尸还魂),” use seemingly useless things and make them enhance your power. use already unused parts of your body. for example, instead of using just one arm at a time, whether in attack or defense, use both your arms together or in close succession. this multiplies power in your moves, which is of great use specially against stronger opponents. these are the main tactics of Shaolin power style.

– ‘history’: there are historical records that Shaolin monks performed a pao chui (cannon hammer) style in an exhibition in presence of the first Tang dynasty (618-907) emperor. however, pao quan was first officially compiled in the early Song dynasty (960s AD) under the supervision of chief monk Fuju (福居). in the late Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), monk Jinnaluo (紧那罗) improved this pao quan form. this was the ‘small pao quan’. in the mid Qing dynasty (1644-1912), the early 1800s, monk Zhanju (湛举) combined pao quan techniques into a base of small and big hong quan, tong bi quan, luohan quan, and some other materials to create the ‘big pao quan’. specially, there was a set called Shaolin xinyi ba, which is still widely practiced in Dengfeng area around Shaolin temple. this set imitates daily and farming activities by combining standing and small-frame stances with the pounding moves of the arms and fists, which use whole the body to generate explosive power. Zhanju combined xinyi ba moves into the small and big pao quan and perfected them.
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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

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Shaolin small power (pao quan) aka. iron arm kung fu (tie bi quan)

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instructor: monk Xingsen, from Shaolin temple

Shaolin kung fu power style (炮拳: pao quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of using power. the saying is “use fire to plunder (趁火打劫),” panic the opponent to force him yield. one way of this is by overloading power in your actions. to multiply power in your actions, “use the dead corpse (借尸还魂),” use seemingly useless things and make them enhance your power. use already unused parts of your body. for example, instead of using just one arm at a time, whether in attack or defense, use both your arms together or in close succession. this multiplies power in your moves, which is of great use specially against stronger opponents. these are the main tactics of Shaolin power style.

– ‘history’: there are historical records that Shaolin monks performed a pao chui (cannon hammer) style in an exhibition in presence of the first Tang dynasty (618-907) emperor. however, pao quan was first officially compiled in the early Song dynasty (960s AD) under the supervision of chief monk Fuju (福居). in the late Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), monk Jinnaluo (紧那罗) improved this pao quan form. this was the ‘small pao quan’. in the mid Qing dynasty (1644-1912), the early 1800s, monk Zhanju (湛举) combined pao quan techniques into a base of small and big hong quan, tong bi quan, luohan quan, and some other materials to create the ‘big pao quan’. specially, there was a set called Shaolin xinyi ba, which is still widely practiced in Dengfeng area around Shaolin temple. this set imitates daily and farming activities by combining standing and small-frame stances with the pounding moves of the arms and fists, which use whole the body to generate explosive power. Zhanju combined xinyi ba moves into the small and big pao quan and perfected them.
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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 small power kung fu (pao quan)

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instructor: Liu Zhenhai, monk Degen’s disciple

Shaolin kung fu power style (炮拳: pao quan):

– ‘combat strategy’: this style teaches tactics of using power. the saying is “use fire to plunder (趁火打劫),” panic the opponent to force him yield. one way of this is by overloading power in your actions. to multiply power in your actions, “use the dead corpse (借尸还魂),” use seemingly useless things and make them enhance your power. use already unused parts of your body. for example, instead of using just one arm at a time, whether in attack or defense, use both your arms together or in close succession. this multiplies power in your moves, which is of great use specially against stronger opponents. these are the main tactics of Shaolin power style.

– ‘history’: there are historical records that Shaolin monks performed a pao chui (cannon hammer) style in an exhibition in presence of the first Tang dynasty (618-907) emperor. however, pao quan was first officially compiled in the early Song dynasty (960s AD) under the supervision of chief monk Fuju (福居). in the late Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), monk Jinnaluo (紧那罗) improved this pao quan form. this was the ‘small pao quan’. in the mid Qing dynasty (1644-1912), the early 1800s, monk Zhanju (湛举) combined pao quan techniques into a base of small and big hong quan, tong bi quan, luohan quan, and some other materials to create the ‘big pao quan’. specially, there was a set called Shaolin xinyi ba, which is still widely practiced in Dengfeng area around Shaolin temple. this set imitates daily and farming activities by combining standing and small-frame stances with the pounding moves of the arms and fists, which use whole the body to generate explosive power. Zhanju combined xinyi ba moves into the small and big pao quan and perfected them.
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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 small piercing kung fu (tong bi quan) of west courtyard

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instructor: Liu Zhenhai, monk Degen’s disciple

there are 3 forms. the 1st form is also called ’13 hammers’ (shisan chui), the 2nd form is also called ‘big Liu He quan’, this 2nd form is listed by the Shaolin Encyclopedia as the 2nd form of Shaolin Taizu Chang quan, the 3rd form is also considered as the small Mei Hua quan in the western courtyard. Shaolin small Tong Bi quan is the 1st form of the 3 forms of the big Tong Bi quan of the western courtyard. the small and big Tong Bi quan of the western courtyard, Shaolin Taizu Chang quan, Shaolin small Mei Hua quan, Shaolin big Hong quan, and some other styles are of the same family of Shaolin style which partially comes from the teachings of the army generals of the late Zhou and early Song dynasty, and were later combined into Shaolin Luohan style to form these styles.
Shaolin big Tong Bi quan is another distinct style that comes from the southern courtyard. there it is called small Tong Bi quan, together with the big Tong Bi quan of the southern courtyard. this style has been later created, supposedly based on the small Tong Bi quan. it has the same kung fu concepts as the Shaolin small Tong Bi quan, so they are coupled as a small and big pair.
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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 penetrating kung fu (tong bi quan) B

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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