First, be advised that all of these VCD's are IN CHINESE ONLY. In our opinion that doesn't matter much because the instruction is clear and the quality of photography very good. But we will not accept returns just because people didn't read... IN CHINESE ONLY. Given that, these are really tremendous deals for the money. Each of these special VCD's can be played on a computer for full enjoyment. Made for PC's they are also Mac compatible by downloading Quick time (for free) and any similar VCD player program. Also playable on most DVD players. For less than $10.00? Wow!

BA SHAN FAN Style

Demonstrator/Teacher: Zan WeiFan.
Ba Shan Fan is tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self defense and fighting. Almost a short fist style with xing yi like movements and fast hands form solid positions. Ba Shan Fan is probably more famous under its alternate name: Fan Tzu Boxing.

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SC333 Shaolin Fan Zi Boxing (Tumbling Fist)    with VCD
Compiled by Lu SuLing
88 pages, photographs, softbound
$17.95 Simplified Chinese/English with VCD (Chinese/English)

Originally called "Ba Shan Fan" or Eight Turning Evasions, this is a famous boxing style in Northern China. Fan Zi, or Tumbling Boxing, is a powerful, tight, explosive style with turns and fast solid striking. It specializes in evasion with forceful counter-attacks. It emphasizes strong legs and stances. I am writing this on the Fourth of July and recall the descriptive phrase for Fan Zi: "Both fists strikes like a string of firecrackers." Such is synchronicity. It is also characterized by being "swift, violent and powerful." I think this is one of the better forms in this series of 'en face' (Chinese/Englsih facing pages.) The practitioner is strong and his movements definite and fierce. Though the movement and flavor in this Shaolin branch version is athletic, there are no fancy or extraneous actions here. Around 48 techniques to the whole form.

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Ba Fan Kung Fu 4 Calm LevelsVCD#196 Ba Shan Fan style Four Calm Levels -In Stock
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

SZ PING SHI , Four Calm Powers. Here we have fast kicks, quick hands, a short learnable set with applications shown. Pin means calm. This routine is said to calm your mind, qi, and heart. The acquisition of Stillness is useful in fighting and, as George Xu once told us, "takes away the fear". Ba Shan Fan is tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self defense and fighting. Almost a short fist style with Xing Yi like movements and fast hands form solid positions.

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Special Orders: As might be expected, there is less call for some of the rarer Kung Fu styles and we keep these on "special order".
In this case these may take just a few extra days to come in.

Ba Fan Kung Fu Shaolin CollectionVCD#192 Ba Shan Fan style Shaolin Collection
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

SHAOLIN JI means Shaolin Collection. This VCD show the applications of basic movement and series of actions. The emphasis here is on practical movement and "small frame" related to original Shaolin type power. Ba Shan Fan is much tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self defense and fighting. Sort of Wing Chun if invented by Northerners. This is the basics VCD for the series.

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Ba Fan Kung Fu Plum Blossom CanonVCD#193 Ba Shan Fan style Plum Blossom Cannon
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only


MEI HUA PAO is Plum Flower Cannon. This form shows movements that are more "hard" with applications demonstrating hand leg combinations. Tornado kick and back kick both in the form. This routine contains 3 basic cannon fists, basically 3 palm skills, & 4 various footwork patterns. Ba Shan Fan is much tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self defense and fighting. Sort of Wing Chun if invented by Northerners.

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Ba Fan Kung Fu 7 Step Boxing

VCD#194 Ba Shan Fan style Seven Step Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

QI BU QUAN. This VCD also has some discussion and demonstration of applications . The form is said to emphasize Chi accumulation and storage. A little softer than the previous Mei Hua Cannon Fist. Ba Shan Fan is much tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self defense and fighting. Almost a short fist style with xing yi like movements and fast hands form solid positions.

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Ba Fan Kung Fu Tumbling Clouds VCD#195 Ba Shan Fan style Tumbling Cloud Hands
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

YUN SHOU FAN or Tumbling Cloud Hands. The emphasis here is on double arm actions and flicking movements almost like Praying Mantis Fast hands with coordinated leg actions. Still not as large framed as many Northern Fists. Applications shown. Ba Shan Fan is tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self defense and fighting. Almost a short fist style with xing yi like movements and fast hands form solid positions.

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Ba Fan Kung Fu 6 RootsVCD#197 Ba Shan Fan style Six Row Roots
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

LIU TANG GEN: Six Rows Root. More short and quick movements this form particularly emphasizing elbow actions and direct punching. Applications show not only practical movements but rapid and streamlined follow ups some of which are pretty interesting. This form is also called MuTzi Mother-Son Fist. The implication here being Mind is to Chi like Mother to Son. Free fighting type applications. Ba Shan Fan is tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self defense and fighting. Almost a short fist style with xing yi like movements and fast hands form solid positions.

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Ba Fan Kung Fu 8 Steps

VCD#198 Ba Shan Fan style Eight Quick Steps
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

BA BU JI. This VCD stresses quick feet, quick hands and quick thinking. Applications show moves based on not only fast moves but sudden changes of direction and counter fighting. Ba Shan Fan is tighter than most Northern Styles with obvious applications to practical self-defense and fighting. Almost a short fist style with xing yi like movements and fast hands form solid positions.

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