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Here you will find a list of the forms taught at China Hand Kung Fu Academy.
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- Blocking Skills
- Springing Legs Form
- Power Fist Form
- Consecutive Linking Step Form
- 20 Methods Fighting Form
- 20 Methods 2 Man Form
- Short Hit Boxing
- Staff Form
- Broadsword Form
- Chin Na Fighting Forms 1 - 6
- China Fist Form 1
- China Fist Form 2
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- China Fist 4
- China Fist 4 - 2 Man Fighting Form
- Spear Form
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- Kwan Do
China Hand Kung Fu Family Tree
The Shaolin lineage of the Peter Kwok system is murky at best. Unfortunately, China Hand Kung Fu Academy only knows a couple facts about whom Grandmaster Peter Kwok studied Shaolin with. We were told that Peter Kwok started his training at the age of 7 years old. His father was a Shaolin Master and his first teacher.
Peter had many teachers throughout his life. The names of those teachers are not available. However, we were told Peter did study with the late Master Wang Zi Ping, a famous Shaolin, Cha Chuan, Tan Toi, and Ba Gua expert and Han Ching Tung .
Wong Zi Ping
So what we can do is start the lineage from Peter and continue from there. This lineage again is not all encompassing and lists only those we know of who received a rank from Peter beyond the First Degree Black Sash.
Randy Elia & Gary Torres
Patrick Hanvey & Mark Gates
Dominick Ruggieri doing
Shaolin Hua Chuan 1
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This the start of the Academy, we have kept track of the ranks issued at all levels.
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Receiving A Rank
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Northern Shaolin Chuan
Kung Fu, Shaolin Kung Fu, or Shaolin Chuan as it is properly called, is probably the best known Chinese martial art. Shaolin Chuan and Kung Fu are used generically to indicate any style of Chinese martial arts. Shaolin Chuan is divided up into two main branches: Northern & Southern. Northern Shaolin Chuan was orginated first, as that is where the first temple was. Then the monks from the Northern Temple went to southern China and started a temple there, hence, Southern Shaolin Chuan.
The saying goes "Northern Feet & Southern Hands." The meaning of this is simply that the Northern Shaolin Chuan styles used more hand and foot work together and moved around more. Southern styles move less and used more hand movements. Much of this was due to several factors.
Northern terrain was much more hilly and the people from northern China were taller in size. Whereas, the south was flatter, more marsh lands and the people from southern China were much shorter in size. Because of this, the forms and type so techniques to be utilized needed to change. But Southern Kung Fu is still rooted in Northern Shaolin Chuan.
At Shao-Shih, Bodhidharma (Da Mo to the Chinese) founded the Little or Young Forrest Temple, which many know as Shaolin. In doing this he also became the first Patriarch of Ch'an (to the Japanese, Zen) Buddhism.
There are over four hundred styles of Chinese boxing, Shaolin is only one of that four hundred.
Shaolin Chuan is an external style which usually begins as an external style and after a few years progresses to a more internal orientation.
As an external style, Shaolin utilizes physical strengths and weaknesses of bone, muscle, sinews, and mind. Shaolin is the amalgamation of many styles and techniques as refined by the monks of Shaolin Monastery.
There are two major divisions of Shaolin. Northern - Bei Chuan (Northern Boxing) - which is a balance of hand and foot techniques and Southern - Nan Chuan (Southern Boxing) - a predominance of hand techniques.
China Hand Kung Fu Academy teaches techniques and forms from the Northern Shaolin System.
The basic philosophy of Shaolin is Buddhist, tempered with Taoist and Confucian thought. Long before Shaolin became known for its martial arts, it was known as a place of great learning. It was renowned for its translations of Buddhist sutras from Sanskrit into Chinese.
Shaolin Masters were trained in such areas as:
- Medicine & herbs
- Martial arts
They were often attributed with supernatural powers. Mostly their accomplishments were brought about by superior training and intelligence.
Myths about those who were trained inside the monastery have never been proved or disproved. Such feats as: flying, walking on water, vanishing, seeing through solid objects, etc., were among the attributes of the Shaolin Monks.
Monks of the Fukien Temple were reputed to have chopped wood for their stoves with their bare hands because bladed weapons were forbidden to the monks.
90% of the success or failure in Shaolin Chuan is literally in your hands (and feet).
You learn form which is a consecutive series of movements linked together to FORM a pattern designed to bring about some change within the practitioner.
Introduces basic martial techniques (strikes, blocks, etc.).
Begins coordination training.
Utilizes the body's External Energy by using techniques rather than internal energy. This is the traditional teaching method prior to learning internal arts.
Instills an appreciation of martial arts as a life art rather than a destructive art, by causing an awareness of body strengths, weaknesses and limitations.
Shaolin Chuan introduces the concept of balanced flowing movements. Much of the training is dedicated to strengthening muscles and tendons. This is accomplished by extreme movements and abrupt changes in directions (advancing/retreating, sinking/rising, etc.). This training brings about improved agility, balance, flexibility, and will benefit one's overall health. When practiced Shaolin Chuan institutes a daily program of exercise which is cardiovascular in nature.
When you practice you perform for yourself. Performance is exercise
for the Mind, Body, & Spirit.
Below is a brief historical recap of the Shaolin Temple
Era of North/South Division 16 Kingdoms period 316-589
|Original Temple built by the Emperor Hsiao-Wen-Ti of the Northern Wei Dynasty.|
Da Mo (Bodhidharma) visits Temple and eventually becomes the Temple Master. He develops a series of exercises designed to strengthen the bodies of the scholarly monks and calls it the "18 Lohan" (18 Budda Disciples).
T'ang 618 - 907
|13 Shao Lin monks aid T'ang Emperor T'ai-Tsung in suppressing a rebellion led by Wang Shih Ch'ung.|
5 Dynasty Era 907-960
Southern Sung 1127-1279
Yuan Mongol 1264-1368
|Monks from Sung Shan (original Temple) establish five more Shao Lin Monasteries at; Wu Tang Shan, Chiu-Lien Shan, Hua Shan, Shantung, and Kwan Tung.|
Ming 1368- 1644
|During Ming Dynasty Shao Lin monks aid in suppressing raids by Japanese pirates.|
|Ching Dynasty Emperor Sheng Tau orders the destruction of Chiu-Lien Temple.|
|1723-1736||Ching Dynasty Emperor Shih Tsung orders the destruction of the Shao Shih or Sung Shan Temple. Only five monks escape|
Republic of China 1911-1949
|Shao Shih Temple catches fire and burns for forty days. Almost all of the Classical literature (the texts went back as far as 1,600 years) was destroyed.|
|1930||Last Buddhist monk ordained at Shao Lin Temple.|
Peoples Republic of China 1949 to Present
|"Cultural" revolutionaries, the Red Guard desecrate Shao Shih and harass the few remaining monks.|
|1983||Restoration of Temple by Government, only 7 monks, 11 disciples in Shaolin|
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