Shaolin small power kung fu

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Shaolin kung fu power style (炮拳: pao quan),
instructor: abbot Yongxin and monk Yanzhuang, from Shaolin temple

– 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. this is mostly done by abundant power in your moves. one way to increase power is to “use the dead corpse (借尸还魂),” use unused parts of your body. this has 2 main examples: 1. use whole your body to generate power, 2. instead of using just one arm in attack or defense, use both your arms together or in close succession. these multiply power in your moves, which is of great use specially against stronger opponents. these 2 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.

– note: there are various other forms and styles named ‘pao quan’ in Chinese kung fu, and they are historically and technically different from Shaolin pao quan. these are just different styles with similar names.
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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

Shaolin big penetrating kung fu (tong bi quan) B

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instructor: monk Deyong, 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 big penetrating kung fu (tong bi quan) A

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instructor: monk Deyong, 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 small penetrating kung fu (tong bi quan)

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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 small penetrating kung fu (tong bi quan)

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instructor: Yan Zhijun

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 small penetrating kung fu (tong bi quan)

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instructor: Pan Guojing

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 small flood kung fu (xiao hong quan), abridged

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Shaolin kung fu small flood form (小洪拳: xiao 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’: in the final few years of the Jin dynasty (1115-1234), monk Jueyuan (觉远), with permission of chief monk Hongwen (洪温), traveled across the country to collect new information. in Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, he met master Li Sou (李叟), who came to Shaolin together with his son and master Bai Yufeng (白玉峰) from Luoyang city at Jueyuan’s invitation. Li Sou and his son were masters of a local hong quan style. they had a long hong quan form, which is still practiced at some areas around Shaolin under its original name big hong quan or as old-frame hong quan. during their stay at Shaolin, they made a smaller version of this form by combining their style with internal and external styles of Shaolin temple, and this form was called the ‘small 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 small flood kung fu (xiao hong quan), abridged

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instructor: Chen Junjie

Shaolin kung fu small flood form (小洪拳: xiao 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’: in the final few years of the Jin dynasty (1115-1234), monk Jueyuan (觉远), with permission of chief monk Hongwen (洪温), traveled across the country to collect new information. in Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, he met master Li Sou (李叟), who came to Shaolin together with his son and master Bai Yufeng (白玉峰) from Luoyang city at Jueyuan’s invitation. Li Sou and his son were masters of a local hong quan style. they had a long hong quan form, which is still practiced at some areas around Shaolin under its original name big hong quan or as old-frame hong quan. during their stay at Shaolin, they made a smaller version of this form by combining their style with internal and external styles of Shaolin temple, and this form was called the ‘small 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 soft kung fu (rou quan): form 1

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instructor: monk Yanzhuang, from Shaolin temple
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* Shaolin kung fu weapons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE48D537F756421A2