Shaolin Chuan

Little Forrest Boxing

Hua Quan

Kung Fu Quotes...

You do 1,000 times!

A famous quote from Grandmaster Peter Kwok

Lift your head and drop your shoulders.

A famous quote from Shifu

I am not a meat hook so don't hang on me!!!

A famous quote from Yang Cheng Fu

You can do anything you want...as long as you know how!!!

A famous quote from Grandmaster Mark Gates

Crect!!!

From a favorite Hsing Yi Teacher of mine Grandmaster Yang Fukui

More HIT ~ Less SPIT!!!

From my Senior Student...Master Po!

NO Kung Fu faster than Speeding Bullet!!!

Kung Fu Grandmaster...Peter Kwok!

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

Some philosopher...Arnold H. Glasgow!

 

Hua Chuan 2Yi Lu Hua Quan

China Fist One

First Series Hua Chuan

China Fist 1

These video's are here for general reference and demonstration.   We are working on step by step video tutorials bringing you all of the details, but in the meantime, I hope this helps.  

About the translation...

Peter Kwok didn't provide to his students the names of the movements for this form.  

I did have one teacher who found this form in book form in Chinese.  He had it translated.  But has not passed it on. 

I have a student who obtained and provided to me all four Hua Chuan's in book form, in Chinese.  I found someone to translate this information for me.  Since none of my teachers had a reliable and consistent translation, I am using my translated material to document the form.


 

Hua Chuan 1 in Chinese with illustrations - pdf
(right click to download and save)

About China Fist 1

Kuo Shu, a sport with a distinctive national style, is one of our culture heritages.  It is also called a classic artistic gymnastics combining contest and Chinese dances.  It has been developed for thousands of years.  Many people use Wu Shu to improve their physique, cure sickness, and mold their temperance.  Many old persons in the 70's or 80's are still strong and vigourous, walk, briskly because they keep practicing Wu Shu for a long time.  These examples provide evidence that Wu Shu is valuable. 

China Fist is one member of the Long Fist family in Wu Shu.  It has many set lit other fists.  As a saying says, with 48 sets of China Fist, you can go anywhere all over the world.  It involves knife, spear, sword, and rod.  It also has 18 primary and secondary sets and 12 advanced sets without any apparatus. 

Although the fame of China Fist is not based on development of the whole body, like what modern gymnastics does, this doesn't mean China Fist has not the capability of developing the whole body.  The facts tell us China Fist, like Cha Chuan, Hua Chuan (Flower Fist), Pao Chuan (Cannon Fist), Hong Chuan, Fan Zi, Liu He, and Shaolin, can highly develop human strength, speed, sensitivity and endurance. 

Yi Lu Hua Chuan is the first set of the 12 advanced sets in the Hua Chuan Family.  Its contents are plentiful.  Postures of the upper limbs include 4 basic hand postures (fist, palm, hook and claw) and 12 basic techniques (dash, push, fall, cut, chop, raise, pushup, support, holdup, cross and shake).  Postures of the legs include 5 stances (foward lunge, horse, fall forward, void step, and "J" Step and the 7 basic techniques are forward, backward, stride, steal, tread, attack, and jump.

Moreover, China Fist also involves:  1.  Some balance actions in which only one leg is standing on the ground,  2.  Jump actions such as raise feet twice, whirlwind feet, jump and kick horizontally, and jump and displace lotus, and 3.  rotating actions such as sweep forward, sweep backward, steal and turn around, and raise legs and turn around.  It also involves several body folding actions.

These basic postures give people alot of opportunities to exercise their arms, legs, improve one's strength, speed and senstivity, furthermore, this set of fists lasts long, so it can build up one's endurance. 

Hua Chuan 1 ~ Preface by  Cai Yunlong, 1956 Number One Series of  Hua Boxing.

 

 

  Hua Chuan 1 by Alaan - Just Practicing






Hua Chuan 1 Demonstration by Shifu Al Bender