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Water Margin Wolf Tooth Mace

Added 02-Apr-2006

Our theme for this month seems to be "weapons that could hurt you as much as your opponent". Here, a stylist from Jinan shows us one of the traditional Water Margin weapons, a wolf tooth mace. Filmed in September 2004.

3.3MB, 0m45sec, 0.99

Shaolin Tiger Style

Added 02-Apr-2006

A short and fierce Shaolin Tiger Pattern. Filmed at the Da Fa Wang Temple in Henan, May 2005.

3.8MB, 0m35sec, 0.99

Chun Yang Sword

Added 05-Mar-2006

Wang Jin Ge, a practitioner of Baji Quan, demonstrates a beautiful pattern of the Chun Yang Straight Sword. Wang Jin Ge is a young man and there are still many years of practice ahead of him, but here he gives a surprisingly mature performance of this most difficult of weapons. Demonstrations of straight sword in the modern day usually involve either the slow internal style of swordplay, or the competition wushu style with fast and elaborate movements designed to be pleasing to the eye. A traditional straight sword pattern from an external style such as done here is very rare.

16.7MB, 2m45sec, 1.29

Mian Style Two Person Fighting Exercises

Added 05-Mar-2006

A compilation of partnered fighting drills from the Mian (Cotton) style. Shows two person conditioning exercises and sparring drills. Filmed in Beijing, May 2005.

21.0MB, 3m15sec, 0.99

Wudang Horse Hair Whip Pattern

Added 05-Mar-2006

The horse hair whip is an item of religious significance for the practising Daoist monk. However, in this pattern we see how it became used as a weapon when under attack. Filmed in Wudang, May 2005.

10.0MB, 1m04sec, 0.99

Water Margin Twin Iron Rod (Tie Jian)

Added 05-Mar-2006

The twin iron rods shown in this pattern are a traditional yet noticeably unsubtle weapon. Essentially hollow iron bars, they would be used to crush and splinter bones, bludgeoning an opponent into submission. Many of the moves for the iron rods are similar to a broadsword and they are of similar length and weight. You see the rods being used in a number of different ways - together for double the impact or to crush, in different directions for different opponents, or swinging one after the other in a whirlwind of metal.

4.2MB, 0m53sec, 0.99

Sleeping Crane

Added 05-Feb-2006

Sleeping Crane (Su He Quan) pattern being performed by Master Dai Yi Long. The movements in this pattern are done very close to the body, which is characteristic of the style as a whole, giving the impression of the bird just waking up and ruffling and rearranging its feathers. This masks very particular martial applications as is explained in this issue.s article.

5.0MB, 0m48sec, 1.29

Da Dao

Added 05-Feb-2006

Da Dao, literally translated as Big Broadsword, being demonstrated by Cai Xing Feng in the grounds of the Daoist Temple on Wudang Mountain. The shape of the weapon has the classic curves of the traditional Chinese broadsword, however its size would allow it to be used as a two handed weapon when extra power was required and as a single handed weapon when reach was more important.

11.2MB, 1m28sec, 1.29

Practical Applications in Mian Style

Added 05-Feb-2006

A sequence of practical applications of the basic Mian style exercises. Master Chen shows the basic movement, and then how it can be used against an opponent. Filmed in Beijing, May 2005.

15.0MB, 2m07sec, 0.99

Eating Crane

Added 05-Feb-2006

Eighty year old Master Yu Yu Lin performs the San Zhan Pattern (Three Wars) of the Eating Crane Style (Shi He Quan). San Zhan is a key foundation pattern across many different southern styles of kung fu, from where it has been exported into Okinawa and Japan to become the Sanchin Kata of Karate. The basic pattern is designed to practise one.s stance and posture and build up internal strength through breathing exercises. On top of this each style introduces its own characteristic movements thus making the pattern its own.

7.2MB, 1m31sec, 1.29