You can do anything you want...as long as you know how!!!
A famous quote from Grandmaster Mark Gates
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!
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
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
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
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
Series of Hua Boxing.