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Tai Cho 3

Added 09-Apr-2007

The third of the three Tai Cho (Tai Zhu) patterns. This pattern demonstrates cross stepping and slightly longer stances. The performer is more junior than his two colleagues, which creates an opportunity to see how the explosive powerful movements of Tai Cho are practised and developed in the early years of training.

6.5MB, 1m26sec, 1.29

Jing Wu Twin Broadsword

Added 09-Apr-2007

A graceful exhibition of twin swords in flight. Master Li Da Ling performs this pattern during a practice session at the Jing Wu school in Shanghai, hence the relaxed and confident nature in which the movements are performed. Filmed in April 2006.

4MB, 0m52sec, 0.99

Two Man Staff Pattern - Water Margin

Added 09-Apr-2007

An extremely well coordinated two man staff pattern. In this sequence, the moves flow naturally without jerkiness or hesitation. The rhythym of the moves often switches to the off-beat, meaning the masters have to adapt quickly and can't switch off. Filmed in September 2004.

3.8MB, 0m50sec, 0.99

Wudang Tai Chi

Added 09-Apr-2007

This excerpt from the Wudang tai chi pattern showcases the incredibly strong legs and foundation of Master Cai Xing Sheng, the practitioner here. His stance is low and solid yet the illusion of 'moving as if floating on clouds' is maintained. Filmed in September 2004.

7.0MB, 1m39sec, 0.99

Wudang Seniors Pushing Hands

Added 10-Mar-2007

Two senior masters demonstrate their pushing hands and remind us all of the importance of a young mind! Kung fu is practised for many reasons, but ultimately, we all feel the benefits of continuing health and vitality as we grow older. Part of the reason is that exercises such as pushing hands keep our minds alert and playful. These two masters can't resist showing off for the cameras, and proving that they can still compete even into old age. Filmed in September 2004.

10.1MB, 2m16sec, 1.29

Two Person Soft Freehand Pattern

Added 10-Mar-2007

These two female practitioners, who also performed a soft two person sword pattern released with this video, show how the principles of a soft-style can be applied in practice. We often see examples of pushing hands - semi-competitive freeform exercises used to apply simple principles in a 'real' environment. This pattern, however, contains a large number of different principles of deflection, absorption and redirection, each of which could form the basis of a pushing hands exercise. Filmed in December 2003.

7.1MB, 1m33sec, 1.29

Two Person Soft Sword Pattern

Added 10-Mar-2007

In this pattern, the two female practitioners demonstrate an exceptionally rare soft-straight sword pattern. The essence of the straight sword is to use soft to overcome hard as the blades are often light, flexible and agile. This is especially true when using a 'Yin' or female sword. The two practitioners show a myriad of ways in which the body and sword can be used to divert attacks - sometimes this is through circular deflections, other times it is through movements of the body to dodge the blow. In some movements, a counter-attacking movement is used to neutralise the opponent's attack even before it has started. Filmed in December 2003.

11.7MB, 2m34sec, 1.29

Eating Crane Water Carrier

Added 10-Mar-2007

Master Yu Yu Lin is a practitioner of the rare Eating Crane style of Kung Fu. He performs the pattern unhurriedly, mimicking the graceful movements of the bird that is his style's namesake. The water carrier is turned and swung in movements that are reminiscent of the crane brushing off its wings, but which in fact have intricate breaking and disarming applications in amongst precise strikes. Video shows a key section of the pattern.

3.6MB, 0m51sec, 0.99

Xing Yi

Added 10-Mar-2007

This Xing Yi pattern is done slowly, with each strike loaded with spring force. To generate and contain this power the stance must be strong and steady and the hands only move when the feet have finished moving. Video shows a key section of the pattern.

4.0MB, 0m56sec, 0.99

Tea Shop Bagua - Hangzhou

Added 05-Feb-2007

Depending on the style and the practitioner, Bagua often features very few overt strikes. Martial applications of the movements often centre on locks, breaks and throws. That is not to say that Bagua does not have strikes, but like many styles, they are hidden and require the practitioner to seek them out. This is one of the more martial Bagua patterns in appearance released this month, which makes it extremely attractive and instructional for a Bagua practitioner.

5MB, 1m08sec, 1.29