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. I have a student
obtain and provide 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 ~ Preface
pages 1 and 2 by Cai
August 11, 1957.
Martial art is a kind of sport with unique national
features in Chinese culture. It is also considered as a classical
gymnastics rhythmic combined with attacking and dancing (Chinese dancing
movements). It was created and developed by our ancestors in the
process of producing and struggling during thousands of years. So many
people rely on it to strengthen the body, cure disease, cultivate their
temperament. And there are so many old people who are still brisk
and lithe. It is just because they practice the martial art
consistently. The value of martial art is able to be proven by so
Hua Boxing belongs to the Long Boxing of Chinese
martial art. It has a lot of series of skills, just like other
boxing techniques. It is said that "there are about forty eight
techniques in Hua Boxing, if you can grasp all of them, you will never
meet a rival". There are sword, spear, sabre and cudgel skills,
and eighteen basic, intermediate series of skills, and twelve advanced
unarmed skills included.
Although the structure of series of skill of Hua
Boxing is not organized from "balance development" and "order of sports"
like "modern gymnastics," but that is neither to say that there is no
"balance development" in Hua Boxing's function nor to say Hua Boxing is
not a scientific sport.n The truth is that the series of skill of Hua
Boxing as well as the others, such as Cha, Hua, Pao, Hong, Fanzi, Liuhe,
Shaolin,etc can work perfectly for the development of physical
condition, such as strength, speed, sensibility, endurance, etc.
The twelve advanced series of skills cannot be
grasped by only one person due to the traditional habit of "teach
students in accordance of their aptitude." Even for me who inherit
the skills from my father, can hardly remember "Number Six Hua Boxing
and Number Eleven Hua Boxing," because I used to practice my favorites
series but ignored some series I did not like. I will try my best to
introduce all the series of skill of Hua Boxing in detail to help people
to research and practice them. About "Number Six Hua Boxing and
Number Eleven Hua Boxing" I forget, I will re-write in accordance with
its boxing charts and the assistance of other players.
"Number One Hua Boxing " is the first series of
twelve advanced "Western Mountain Boxing " and the content of it is very
rich. There are four "basic hands posture," include: fist, palm,
hook and claw and twelve "basic hand movements," include: rush, push,
insert, cut, hack, pick, bridge, support, erect, lift, cross and swing
acted by arms. There are five "basic stance posture", include:
forward lunge, horse stance, squat stance, empty stance, T stance and
"seven basic stance movements, " include: walking stance, backward
stance, moving stance, gun jumping stance, tread stance, beat stance,
leap stance acted by legs.
In addition, there are a lot of "balance actions"
act by left or right leg separately; "jumping movements" such as jump
flying kick, tornado kick, jump and kick horizontally , jump and swing;
"turn around movements" such as sweep forward, sweep backward, gun
jumping stance and turn around, lift the legs and turn around; and a few
All these basic hands and stance postures,
movements provide a lot of exercise opportunities to the arms and legs,
it will enhance the basic quality of arms and legs, such as strength,
speed, flexibility; meanwhile, the process of this boxing is pretty
long,(ten round in total), it will help to enhance the endurance of the
I would like to appreciate Mr. Wu Songling for the