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Southern KUNG FU Styles

Demonstrators: various.
Southern fists represented here are often based on the popular Hung Family. But other styles such as Mok Gar (Mo Chia) and Southern Mantis, each with special characteristics and methods are also shown...
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Southern Kung Fu SaberVCD#1738 Beginning Level Southern Saber
About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese and English

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The shape of this blade is a little different from the typical Kung Fu broadsword. In this case it follows the Southern design of looking more like a “hacking” weapon with a thick head and thicker body. The actual weapon used is a light weight Contemporary weapon, but all the moves are distinct and clear.

This is a well-constructed probably fairly new form but the movements are traditional and the set is both short and interesting. This would be a great young person's set or a school set for beginning to intermediate performance with, possibly, some additions thrown in. Liu Ying is a strong performer with good legs. Her actions are clear and solid. The sixteen movements of the set, named both in Chinese and English, are easy to follow yet not repetitive.

Dragon style Kung Fu

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VCD#1499 Dragon Boxing: 5 Horses Gallop Back
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This is NOT a Wing Chun form but it is Dragon style, that boxing created—it is said— by the nun Ng Mui and therefore the precursor to Wing Chun Pai. The body is rounded, the back expanded, the hands short and sweet. Many throwing and grappling moves spice up the strikes. A little more circular that Wing Chun but this is perhaps before the Chinese met Portugese sailors and modified their style. The form is shown on a rooftop in both normal and slow speeds. It is then interspersed with APPLICATIONS of many of the moves. Not a lot of broken down instruction but generally quite clear.

Basic Course in Southern Kung FuVCD#1471 A Basic Course in Nan Quan Southern Boxing
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A basic course in Nan Quan
This two-disk presentation develops the renovated Southern Fist from the ground up. Much time is spent on the first disk showing proper hand forms important in Southern style basic punches with both wide whipping and short forceful actions. Then short and interesting linked combination are shown which explore such common Southern actions as Wave Punching, Butterfly hand, elbow strikes and Tiger Claws. In the second section a medium to long and quite various form is explored that blends many of the Southern Boxing elements. Some of these include: Tiger Claws, Dragon Stances, Drunken and Unicorn steps, Whip and Wave punches, Snake hands, Hard blocks and many other actions. Instruction which is very clear and demonstrated by Yang De Ming himself is also interspersed with his students competing in open tournaments and demonstrating these forms. This is taught byWang De Ming, a top student of famous Bagua expert, Sun Zhi Jun. DOUBLE Disk Set

Southern Kung FuVCD#1456 Contemporary Southern Boxing
About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese and English

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Southern Boxing occupies a strange corner of Contemporary WuShu. In one sense they have recombined what it appears Northern authorities regard as the almost indistinguishable features of Southern Boxing. If you know the history of the last two or three hundred years of China this will be no surprise. In general Southern Kung Fu has been marginalized. So here we have a decently constructed set performed by Guo YuFeng a very dynamic gold medalist competitor with strong arms. Except for the occasional leap in the air, this is pretty much a form structure on Hung Gar and, to our eyes, peppered with Choy Li Fut. Though there is a reductionist attitude to the forms the essence of Southern is so clear and pure that often despite the recombining the spirit of the style is left relatively in tact. One of the advantages of living in the margins.

 

Southern Tiger Crane Kung Fu

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VCD#868 Southern Style Mok Family Fist (Mok Gar)
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

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Well, let's see. We posted our last Mok Gar vcd and that was #32. Now here's another at #868. How's that for rare? With about a 200 year old history Mok Gar is a powerful, speedy style. This form is demonstrated in sections with example applications shown for each section. The form shown is Lien Tui Quan (Lin Toy Kune) or Leg Practice Boxing shown by Yuan Bo Wang (Yu Ba Wong). Mandarin.

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Southern Tiger Crane Kung FuVCD#298 Southern Style Southern Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

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Demonstrated by He Hsiong a major proponent of the style.
A Southern Fist "Nan Chuan" form shown by a "Southern King" performer. In contemporary WuShu the Southern Fist has been amalgamated into a generic style: this is one of those forms. However, since Hung was selected as the base style, there has not been much loss of meaning or form. This VCD starts with basic Southern Kung Fu hand positions and stances. No applications but a powerful and clear form.

Southern Conquering the Tiger Kung FuVCD#320 Southern Style Southern Fuk Fu Chuan
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

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Demonstrated by Huang Dai Hsiong - Wang Dai Chong, fourth generation successor of Wong Fei Hong, from Fu Shan.

A Southern Fist "Nan Chuan" form "Taming" or "Conquering the Tiger". A good solid form shown with the speed and power characteristic of Southern Fist. Wave punches, crane hands, short bridge moves: all correctly and strongly demonstrated.

Southern Tiger Crane Kung FuVCD#321 Southern Style Southern Tiger/Crane Fist
About 1 Hour,VCD pricing, Chinese Only

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Demonstrated by Huang Dai Hsiong - Wang Dai Chong, 4th generation successor of Wong Fei Hong, from Fu Shan.
A complete and accurate version of the famous Tiger/Crane form, the pivot form of the Hung Family style. This variation is slightly different from the most common seen taught outside Hong Kong but everything is there with just a few differences. The complete form is shown, normal and slow speeds, along with sections. No space left for applications on this packed singled VCD.