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Wushu champion broadsword

Added 14-Aug-2007

This is a championship level modern wushu broadsword pattern, filmed in Jinan City, 2003. The speed and cleanness of this competitor.s jumps are truly fist-rate, and although this is only a practice session, all the competitors are assessed all the time and need to be at the top of their game to continue to be part of the Shandong Provincial Wushu Team.

4.52MB, 1m02sec, 0.99

Qi Xing Tang Lang

Added 05-Aug-2007

Master Chen Le Ping performs the popular Seven Star Mantis. Compare the rhythm, stance and hand movements with the Tai Chi Mei Hua Tang Lang pattern in video 1. Often related styles seen side by side tell us a lot about how differently a particular principle can be interpreted. Filmed in Qing Dao, Shandong Province, 2144.

4.0MB, 0m54sec, 1.29

Tai Chi Mei Hua Tang Lang

Added 05-Aug-2007

Master Zhang Bing Dou performs a brilliantly expressive pattern from this rarer variety of the Mantis Fist. The style has its roots not only in Mantis but also in Tai Chi Quan, sharing internal and external principles. Filmed in Qing Dao, Shandong Province, 2144.

4.51MB, 1m01sec, 1.29

Yang Tai Chi Quan

Added 05-Aug-2007

Master Niu Huai Lu demonstrates a segment of the Yang Style Tai Chi pattern. Master Niu is one of the most respected Tai Chi practitioners in Shandong Province. Filmed in the Wushu Research Institute, Jinan City, Shandong, 2003.

4.05MB, 0m57sec, 0.99

White Crane Sai Pattern

Added 05-Aug-2007

A student of Master Su Ying Han performs a section of a Sai pattern from the Yong Chun White Crane style. Although young, the student is trying to make his movements expressive and loose. A common mistake of beginners is to do the opposite: tense up to the point that every movement looks mechanical. Filmed in Yong Chun, Fujian Province, 2001.

4.06MB, 0m55sec, 0.99

Group pattern: Spear, Staff and Broadsword

Added 28-May-2007

Zhao Zhi Guang, Duan Yong Bin and Zhang Feng perform this pattern with pace and gusto. The key to group patterns, particularly those involving weapons, is good timing between all the participants. You have to not only know yourself but also your partners and be able to adapt instantaneously to any change in position, pace, rhythm or even order of movements.

5.5MB , 1m11s, 1.29

Competition Staff

Added 28-May-2007

Zhang Feng is back again with an individual staff pattern for which he had won Silver in 2003. The pattern is highly acrobatic and Zhang Feng shows his great showmanship by nailing the contrast between speed and stillness. Performance is a key part of this art form.

5.2MB, 1m09s, 1.29

Long Boxing

Added 28-May-2007

Wang Shuai demonstrates Long Boxing, one of the set patterns in competitions, characterised by fast, clean movements of the Northern School of Chinese Wushu. Some of the jumps in this pattern are so fast that the cameraman is barely able to capture them: speed, airtime, number of revolutions, height and complexity of the aerial technique all win extra points.

5.6MB, 1m13s, 1.29

Tai Cho 1

Added 09-Apr-2007

This is first of three linked videos: Wang Bing Shen performs a Tai Cho (Tai Zhu) style pattern. Typical for a southern style, the movement of the feet are small and compact. The low sitting stances give the practitioner enough stability to be able to generate force, which is channelled into fast blocks, punches and open hand strikes. Tai Cho is one of the best known styles in Fujian Province, translated as the Grand Ancestor Fist. It is also one of the key elements of a related southern style ? Ngo Cho or Wuzhu ? the Five Ancestors Fist.

3.4MB, 0m45sec, 1.29

Yongtai Tiger Style

Added 09-Apr-2007

This issue we have included a video of a different southern style, Yongtai Tiger ? performed by Master Tang Dong Heng ? in order to show both the differences and the similarities with Tai Cho. Notice how the underlying principles, including low southern stances, are almost identical, even though they are put together in a different way. There is a lot of cross-over in the Fujianese styles, knitting them together into one distinct family.

4.3MB, 0m59sec, 1.29