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Su Jun Yi Yong Chun White Crane Pattern

Added 01-Jan-2007

With visible energy and passion, the young Su Jun Yi demonstrates a long white crane pattern as taught to him by his father, Su Ying Han. Su Jun Yi has been learning white crane for over 20 years himself, and this pattern indicates he has been no slouch. Each strike is fast, springy and distinct, each movement clear and precise and throughout the pattern, his stance is there to support the upper body movements. This is possibly one of the best patterns we have released on Wushu Scholar to date. Filmed in Yong Chun, Fujian, December 2004.

7.8MB, 1m39sec, 1.29

Master Su Performs Yong Chun White Crane

Added 01-Jan-2007

Master Su performs an advanced pattern from Yong Chun white crane style. The pattern is performed with poise and a visible balance between hard and soft, as white crane should be, and in the background his students look on with palpable attention. At the beginning of the video, Master Su demonstrates the key elements of the Yong Chun white crane stance and footwork. Filmed in Yong Chun, Fujian, December 2004.

14.4MB, 3m19sec, 1.29

Wu Tai Chi Single Sword Pattern

Added 01-Jan-2007

Master Chen Guo Fu is a lifelong practitioner of the Wu/Hao Style of tai chi. It is the lesser known of the five government-recognised tai chi styles, having not reached the popularity of the Yang, Chen, Sun or Wu styles. Most martial styles emphasise a deep and long stance, whereas Wu style has an exceptionally upright and small step, and focusses on small movements to conserve energy. In the sword patterns, the sword is held lightly between thumb and forefinger to aid flow and changes of direction.

3.8MB, 0m55sec, 0.99

Article - Soft Weapons Editorial

Added 03-Dec-2006

In the arsenal of Chinese traditional weapons, hand held weapons are sub-divided into thee different types: long weapons, short weapons and soft weapons. This article completes the series of three which give an overview of each of these types in turn. Soft weapons are distinguished by their flexibility, which is achieved either by using a soft material like leather or rope, or by linking sections of harder materials together into a chain. The flexibility allows for a number of important advantages: these weapons are easy to carry and easy to conceal, they are light and manoeuvrable and are capable of striking at a great range.


Cangzhou 13 section Chain Whip

Added 03-Dec-2006

A different and more acrobatic variation on the Chain Whip pattern than that performed by Master Wang. Sun Zhi Wei is a younger man and so is able to throw more of his body into each movement. It is not difficult to see why the Chain Whip is such a popular weapon, particularly with young practitioners.

7.1MB, 1m16sec, 1.29

Meteor Hammer

Added 03-Dec-2006

The Meteor Hammer is one of the most difficult weapons to master, as it requires total commitment to pull it off. When being used, the weapon is spun around under its own momentum and then spat out in a straight line to deliver a strike. The speed and momentum must never be lost, and the rope should not go slack or the weight attached to its end hit the floor (or yourself). Performed by Master Sun Shao Gang, Hebei Province, 2003.

6.0MB, 1m16sec, 1.29

Water Margin 3-Sectional Staff

Added 03-Dec-2006

Mastering a soft weapon like the three sectional staff indicates a stylist's dedication and depth. The recent Jet Li film Fearless portrayed Huo Yuan Jia using a three-sectional staff against a katana, showing brilliantly how effective the weapon can be in practised hands. Similarly, when his opponent attempts to use the weapon against Master Huo, we see how unwieldy it is in untrained hands. The three sectional staff is both a short and long range weapon as it can be folded and extended to suit the distance to your opponent.

7.0MB, 1m33sec, 1.29

Water Margin Chain Whip

Added 03-Dec-2006

The Chain Whip has become a popular demonstration weapon in Competition Wushu and when performed in that setting, it is often combined with highly acrobatic jumps and ground work movements. By comparison, Master Wang Li Sheng's pattern is a no nonsense demonstration of what the weapon itself can be capable of, when the fancy and not so useful stuff is stripped right down.

8.5MB, 2m02sec, 1.29

Yong Tai Tiger Style

Added 03-Dec-2006

The Yong Tai area is famous for its Tiger styles. Master Tang Dong Heng displays power and aggression, just what you'd expect from a tiger. The characteristic hand movements, rotations of the wrist during the opening moves and gripping all go towards strengthening the joints and muscles of the hand and forearm.

1.4MB, 0m41sec, 0.99

Jing Wu Monk Spade Pattern

Added 03-Dec-2006

The Monk Spade is a very heavy weapon originally carried by Buddhist Monks both as a weapon to protect themselves on long journeys and as a tool to help bury the dead. This Jing Wu stylist belies his age, twirling and tossing the weapon in the air as if it was made of plastic.

2.7MB, 0m59sec, 0.99