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Yong Chun White Crane is one of the oldest existing styles of traditional wushu. Created in the 17th century by Fang Qi Niang in the social cauldron that was Fujian Province after the Qing invasion of China, the style boasts an unbroken recorded lineage all the way down to the present day. This video shows Master Su Ying Han demonstrate the first pattern of Yong Chun White Crane, San Zhan, breaking it down into key sections. At the same time the voiceover explains the principles that underpin San Zhan, translated from an interview with Master Su. The video is designed as an introduction to the style and is the first in a series of more in-depth videos covering some of China's most famous styles to be produced by Wushu Scholar.
This is a good example of the Northern School of traditional Wushu. The jumping movements are cleanly executed and every strike is delivered with obvious power.
A young practitioner demonstrates his skill with a traditional broadsword. The pattern is fast moving and is occasionally out of shot.
One of the senior masters demonstrates the staff pattern. Filmed in Wudang in 2004.
A girl performing the powerful Ba Ji style of traditional wushu.
A fast paced pattern from the Ba Ji style of traditional wushu. The demonstration takes place outside in a sand arena and the constrained space means that some of the movements are just out of shot.
This video shows a young Shaolin monk doing the traditional flexibility pattern. Don.t try some of these eye-watering movements and positions at home..!
Daoist techniques to achieve a healthy long live are legendary, so much so that the area is considered to be one of the main homes of immortals in China. This video gives you a rare chance to see the complete Wudang longevity pattern. It is taught to . and is here performed by . recovering cancer patients in Shiyan City, Wudang Mountains Area. Please note, because of the length of the pattern this video has a large file size.
Description: A beautifully choreographed two person straight sword pattern. Qingcheng is one China.s oldest internal styles and, like Wudang, it places particular emphasis on swordsmanship. Filmed in Qingcheng, 2005.
A segment of a Yong Chun White Crane free hand pattern, typical of the style with fast, precise hand movements that display intricate locking and trapping applications.