Chinese Martial Arts By Paul Yune Andre Kwon Tchelistcheff The Book Of

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Martial ArtsBy Paul Yune Andre Kwon Tchelistcheff

The Book Of

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Crane style kung fu is a Southern style of kung fu that

came from Fujian The characteristics of crane style kung fu are rooted

stances, hand techniques, and close combat Crane style kung fu was made for tall, skinny people Crane stylists used long, circular movements, not

straight and short movements Crane style was usually done on one leg. One leg

blocking, one leg kicking Crane stylists used long strikes to push their enemy

(ies) back. When their foe(s) are pushed back, crane stylists strike their enemy’s pressure points.

Crane style mimics cranes

Crane Style Kung Fu

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Snake style has two different styles, Northern

and Southern Northern Style: Sinuously move by compressing one’s abs Use grounded footing Aim for eyes, joints, and pressure points Leads to weapon training Southern Style: Usage of chi, or “inner energy” Usage of breathing techniques Both Southern and Northern style mimics snakes

Snake Style Kung Fu

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Leopard Style Kung Fu

Leopard stylists don’t rely on power, they rely on speed, outsmarting their opponents, and attacking from angles

Leopard kung fu masters focus on attacking joints

Leopard stylists use leopard punch and low kicks

The goals of leopard style are to develop muscles, teach patience, and master leopard punch

Leopard stylists usually don’t block-they are very offensive

Leopard stylists use a hit-and-run strategy, much like a real leopard

Leopard style mimics leopards

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Dragon style kung fu is a Southern martial art It is an external method The motto for Southern dragon style. is

“control yourself, let others do what they will. This does not mean you are weak. Control your heart, obey the principles of life. This does not mean they are stronger.”

Dragon style footwork is like a zig zag, much like a dragon

Dragon style has fluid movements which are very hard to counter.

Dragon Style Kung Fu

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Tai chi originally started as boxing but

nowadays people do it to improve their health Tai chi was created in the 17th century (1600s) Tai chi uses chun szu jing or “creating power” The proper stances in tai chi are responsible

for the enormous power tai chi gets “Tai chi” literally means “great ultimate” or

“great ultimate fist”

The History of Tai Chi

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The warm up of tai chi is made of stretching,

body rotations, and breathing The key parts of tai chi are that the eyes lead

your body, your waist controls your body, and your hands follow your body

Tai chi uses zhang zhang which is a heavy concentration exercise

Tai Chi Training

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The Power In Tai ChiSome of the many different

“powers” in Tai Chi

“Cutting power” is a quick cutting motion, used to disable an opponent’s attack

“Counter power” uses an opponent’s strength against them

“Inches power” is a strong strike aimed near a pressure point

“Fine power” is a strong strike aimed right on a pressure point

“Bouncing power” moves an opponent backward in a series of bounces, by using vibrations

“Vibrate power” sends an opponent flying backwards, by using vibrations

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