White Crane Kung Fu was developed and taught in the 17th Century by Fang Qi Niang in Yong Chun, Fujian, China. It has been widely practiced in the area with little modification since then.
In this book Martin Watts gives an overview of the system of White Crane Kung Fu expounding the practices, theory and drills of the style, including a detailed look at San Zhan ( Sanchin's origin ).
He looks at its influence on other styles placed in the context of geography, history and demographic intertia working with original translations of materials until now unpublished in the West.

”This author's work builds a bridge across styles and links the past to the present. Providing a simple way through which to accurately understand the past studies, the technique and philosophy of this style, his work is a wonderful contribution to the current and future generations of this art” (Patrick McCarthy)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Demographic Inertia in Yong Chun White Crane
Research Methodology
The issues of language

Chapter 2. Yong Chun White Crane History
Temples of the South

Chapter 3. Who is Who in Yong Chun
Historical context of the Generations
The first 3 Generations
The legends of 方七娘 fāng qī niáng
Major active lineages in Yong Chun 20th Century
Guān Shān 觀山
Dàyǔ 大羽
Sū Yíng Hàn 苏 赢 汉
Zhèng Xiǎo Róng 郑晓嵘

Chapter 4. Wēng Gōng Cí – Yong Chun National Gym Hall
Previous Heads of the Wushuguan
A personal history of the gym by Pan Xiao De
Pan Cheng Miao 潘成庙

Chapter 5. Wēng Gōng Cí System Overview
Training priorities
Basics / Fundamentals
Ten Requirements for Resistance 敵法十要
Forms / notes
The forms of the Wēng Gōng Cí Wushuguan
Sān zhàn (三戰 - 3 battles)
San Zhan Movement Names
San Zhan Variations in Wēng Gōng Cí
Hè chì zhōng 鹤翅中 
Hè Zhǎo zhōng 鹤爪中
Hè tóu zhōng 鹤 頭 中
Thrusting / Pushing (two dragons snatch a pearl)
Drawing / Pulling
Resistance Training in San Zhan Thrust
Fighting applications
Chinese Perspective on Teaching Applications
Shr San Tai Bau (十三太寶) / Shr San Bu Yao (十三步搖)
Chuān xīn zhōng (穿心中)
Báihè bā fēn (白鶴八分)
Ba Fen with Partner 
Leg Work
Phased insertion of foot sweep
Duì dǎ (對打) Hit against partner
Additional concepts

Chapter 6. Generic training in all lineages
White Crane Traditional Training Tools
Wu De (武德) Martial Ethics / Culture

Chapter 7. Interview with Yan Gong Kan

Chapter 8. Relationships with other styles
Yong Chun White Crane and Wing Chun
Five Ancestors and Great Ancestor
Yong Chun White Crane and Karate
Yao schools (搖) Shake
Ba schools (八) Eight
Yao (搖) Shake / the evolution of a move
Ryukyu timelines

Chapter 9. Legends, tradition and the Tiandihui

Chapter 10. Books and Theory
White Crane Ancestors Immortal True Techniques
Yong Chun White Crane and the Bubishi
Qi Bu Da – Seven points to avoid hitting

Chapter 11. Yong Chun White Crane and the Bubishi two-man Techniques
Master Chen Jian Feng
Bubishi – Matched Techniqes
Jiāngjūn bào yìn / 將軍抱印 / General Holds Stamp
Shuānglóng xì zhū / 雙龍戲珠 / Double Dragon Plays Pearl
Fèng zhǎnchì / 展翅 / Phoenix open wings
Hǔ táo zhū / 虎陶豬 / Tiger Siezes Pig
Měinǚ shūzhuāng / 美女梳妝 / Beautiful Girl does make up
Tiě niú rù shí / 牛入石 / Iron Ox enters stone
Chuān xīn duǎn / 穿心短 / Through the Centre short
Xiǎoguǐ tuō xuē / 小鬼脫靴 / Devil removes boot
Dié shuāngfēi / 蝶雙飛 / Butterfly double fly
Dān fèng zhāoyáng / 丹鳳朝陽 / Phoenix searches sun
Qīnglóng chūshuǐ / 青龍出水 / Qing Dragon Leaves Water
Hǔ chūn yāo / 虎春腰 / Tiger Spring Waist
Qiānjīn zhuìdì / 千斤墜地 / Thousand Jin Fall ground
Bō shuǐ qiú yú / 拨水求鱼 / Stir water catch fish

Appendix. 1980s account of Wēng Gōng Cí history
The establishment of Yong Chun National Martial Arts Gym


Sobre el Autor

Martin Watts has been training exclusively in Yong Chun White Crane Kung Fu since 1993 which he first visited China. In 2013 he was awarded the grade of 7th Duan by the Yong Chun Boxing Association and the YongChun White Crane Boxing Research Society. He is considered one of the most experienced Western Yong Chun white crane specialists.

Autor Martin Watts
ISBN 9788420306353
Páginas 176
Peso (kg.) 0.400
Formato (cm.) 17 x 23.5

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