Lost Track

Here is a series of books on LOST TRACK Kung Fu, also variously known as Mi Zong and Yan Qing. Mi Zong was developed in Cang County, the birthplace of such great arts as BaJi. It should be honored and known as much as the Shaolin Temple for its contributions to the world of martial arts. Suffice to say YanQing is a huge system (over 100 sets in some branches) with much information in it. Its appearance is graceful, extended but peppered with ambushing steps and unusual poses. It has "married" into many other clans and stills commands respect in the martial world after centuries of existence. See our INFO BOX.

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HONG KONG Pamplets: Below we offer some unusual booklets, all printed in Hong Kong. Each staple bound pamphlet is small (about two dozen pages) but beautifully done with full color photos, about nine per page, exceptionally clear. There is no breakdown in English or Chinese though all the moves are named. An introductory paragraph gives background, special techniques and difficulty rating for each form. More of a printed film strip to act as a reference and a reminder. In this section, all forms are from MiZong "Lost Track Style" and associated with the world-famous Chin Woo school out of Shanghai.

Plum Flower Pole style Kung FuNew! KM017 Mai Fu Quan Kung Fu
Lam Wing Kit & Ying Fun Fong
$13.95, 26 pages, softbound, pamphlet,
color photos, no written breakdowns, moves named

Ambush Boxing. For this title: Mi Zong Luo Han is the source of this form. Mai Fu is a well known form often associated with Cha style Muslim Kung Fu. Its name derives from the idea of launching a sudden ambush, or of hiding body parts to confuse the opponent. On a more technical level it specialized in splitting the attention with such training methods as keeping one hand in front and the other where even you cannot see it. An elegant and well-constructed form.

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Plum Flower Pole style Kung FuNew! KC067 Cha Chui Kung Fu
Lam Wing Kit & Ying Fun Fong
$13.95, 26 pages, softbound, pamphlet.
color photos, no written breakdowns, moves named

This form is also known as Zha Chui, and is one of Mi Zong’s representative forms. Its actions are powerful, hard and fast. Body work must be quick and footwork flexible. There are a lot of changes of height. A sophisticated and mature form.

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Plum Flower Pole style Kung FuNew! KX006 Small Five Tigers Boxing
Lam Wing Kit & Ying Fun Fong
$12.95, 22 pages, softbound, pamphlet.
color photos, no written breakdowns, moves named

Xiao Wu Hu Quan. This form is also known as Small Five Tiger Jia or "Frame." Such a title generally means a fundamental form with essential movements and postures to allow the student to “get a feel” for a system. Though short, this certainly retains the Northern movements that make it very much represent Mi Zong, its origin style. Long punches, and stances, even the Five Phoenix kick. Short form, nicely photographed, extended movements.

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Plum Flower Pole style Kung FuNew! KD015 Big Five Tigers Boxing
Lam Wing Kit & Ying Fun Fong
$16.95, 27 pages, softbound, pamphlet.
color photos, no written breakdowns, moves named

Xiao Wu Hu Quan.This is the complete Five Tiger Boxing with strong strike, fast movements and a lot of side-stepping. This form is ranked as intermediate. Though not as flashy as some of the others in this series, this form has more changeable shapes, more unusual angles and complex actions.

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Plum Flower Pole style Kung FuNew! KK009 Open Door Leopard
Lam Wing Kit & Ying Fun Fong
$12.95, 26 pages, softbound, pamphlet.
color photos, no written breakdowns, moves named

Kai Men Pao is a hearty representative of the Lost Track branch, and concentrates more on jumping with high kicking and sweeping leg actions. It is performed with energy like a wild leopard running out of a gate, power and speed combined. Pretty much the whole range of kicks fundamental to the Long Arm styles. A lot of kicks for a relatively short form.

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Shaolin Mantis Cha Chui formSC 806 Shaolin Yan Qing Boxing
by Geng Jun
$10.95 Simplified Chinese and English ,
142 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end.

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series studied under SuXi, SuFa and Li ZhuanYuan. This is the Shaolin version of yan Qing which is also known as MiZong (Lost Track). The origins of this style are that it was developed at the Shaolin Temple in the Song dynasty by one Lu Jun Yi then further evolved by Yan Qing, his apprentice. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.


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Lost Track Kung Fu #1  

KY004 YAN QING (Lost Track) #1
by Chen Feng-Qi & Chen You-Liang
$17.95, Volume #1 240 pages.

Each book contains three forms. In addition each starts with good introductory information on the history and origin of this famous system. We consider the over all form here pretty good - maybe slightly "contemporary" - but strong and very clear. His teacher also demonstrates and participates in the well-constructed two person forms.

Voume One has
•Mi Zong Quan
The Long Fist set here uses angled and wide swing actions more than linear moves
•Mian Zhang Quan
This Long soft boxing uses "hooking legs" as its foundation
•Zhai Kou Zi (Partner set)
"Undoing the Button" is also called NaFaTao (holding way). There are a lot of Chin Nah moves with special focus on catching and breaking away
NOTE: We also have a few copies of this text available in FRENCH (en francaise). Please ask.

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Lost Track Kung Fu #2  

KY005  YAN QING (Lost Track) #2 
by Chen Feng-Qi & Chen You-Liang
$17.95, Volume #2 324 pages.

Each book contains three forms. In addition each starts with good introductory information on the history and origin of this famous system. We consider the over all form here pretty good - maybe slightly "contemporary" - but strong and very clear. His teacher also demonstrates and participates in the well-constructed two person forms.

Volume 2 contains
•Yan Qing Jia Zi
Also called "Mother Boxing" this is a member of the NeiGong (Internal work) branch
•Lian Shou Quan
Hand and arm motions are linked together to develop skillful angular attacks
•Tao Huan San (Partner set)
This "chain of rings" is a more advanced two-person set

NOTE: We also have a few copies of this text available in FRENCH (en francaise). Please ask.

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Praying Mantis Sabe Arts with Wong Han FunKCS006 Praying Mantis Saber Arts
by Wong Han Fun (Huang Han Xun trans. Joseph Crandall)
$25.00, 101 pages with photographs.

Wong was known as the "Mantis King." This is a Northern branch Praying Mantis version of two bladed weapons, the Yan Qing Saber (Lost Track Saber) and the Jun Da Dao (Military Big Saber). The first is composed of 55 movements and is relatively simple and straight forward with some elegant stances and combinations.
Important: This book incorporates and duplicates the text from KCS003.


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Mizong Lost Track Kung FuKCS005 Xie Zhen Mizong Quan
by Jiang Rong Jiao( trans. Joseph Crandall)
$25.00, 101 pages with photographs

This book speaks about the real Lost Track (aka. Yan Qing or Mizong Yi) style of Kung Fu. The Mizong is a big style with over a hundred forms, famous throughout Northern China. It is based on Shaolin but has unique features such as indeterminacy, softness, misdirection and other worthwhile arts. Jiang is famous for trying to re-enliven Chinese Martial Arts. His books are considered the beginning of "modern" martial writing in the field. This text addresses the background and theory of a favorite style of his, Mizong. Originating in Cang Zhou which is the birthplace of the best Mizong, Jiang was trying to preserve what he considered the true core of the system. He discusses the theory , gives some really interesting analogies, and critques—somewhat—the Huo Yun Jia branch of the family. He also demonstrates (not with the best photos ever) a key Mizong form. As a sometime practitioner of this art, we recommend it for the person not familiar with this important branch of Northern Kung Fu. No longer an easy book to get even in Chinese.

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Plum Flower Pole style Kung FuNew! KL013 Lost Track Blooming Flower Saber
Lam Wing Kit & Ying Fun Fong
$19.95, 26 pages, softbound, pamphlet,
color photos, no written breakdowns, moves named

This intermediate Lost Track form is known as Emerging Flower Saber. It can also mean dewy flower. This is a thorough compendium of saber techniques all demonstrated in a form that captures the attention like a blooming flower. It even manages to combine some of the Lost Track footwork with saber postures. You should know something about the saber before you try this one.

HONG KONG Pamplets: This is from a series of unusual booklets, all printed in Hong Kong. Each staple bound pamphlet is small (about two dozen pages) but beautifully done with full color photos, about nine per page, exceptionally clear. There is no breakdown in English or Chinese though all the moves are named. An introductory paragraph gives background, special techniques and difficulty rating for each form. More of a printed film strip to act as a reference and a reminder. In this section, all forms are from MiZong "Lost Track Style" and associated with the world-famous Chin Woo school out of Shanghai.

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