CRYSTALIZATION OF THE PAST MASTERS
Part 1 -- the Basics

Shaolin combat sequences

Grandmaster Wong demonstrates a serious mistake some martial artists make when they attack. Do you know what it is?


We are very proud of our students, especially those who learned kungfu the first time, at the Introductory Shaolin Kungfu Course held in Japan from 16th to 18th December 2007. They achieved in three days what many other people may not achieve in five years! They worked very hard for it, and they also had a lot of fun.

Of course, and as usual, many critics will accuse us as being boastful — that is their business. But we are not afraid to say the truth, and we say the truth not because of vainglory but to remind ourselves that there is much more in Shaolin Kungfu (and Taijiquan) than what most kungfu practitioners today think there is.

How could we justify our claim? Let us look at the three hallmarks of great kungfu, namely internal force, combat efficiency and spiritual cultivation. All the course participants achieve these three wonderful benefits. But not many kungfu practitioners today after five years of training experience internal force or are able to use kungfu in free sparring.

We must have no illusion that we can be great fighters after just three days. This has never been our claim. But we do claim that we can use kungfu patterns for combat, irrespective of whether we win or lose the fight.

But what makes us very pleased with our result is our spiritual cultivation. As it is evident in the video clips shown in this series, our students are happy and relaxed even when sparring, and they help one another to progress. Today many other kungfu practitioners are angry and stressful, and hurt one another even in friendly sparring.

This series is presented in four parts. This is the first part, and is divided into the following sections which follow the order the course was taught.

  1. Stance Training
  2. Art of Fliexibility
  3. Footwork
  4. Hand Forms
  5. Explode Force
  6. Safety First

Besides being a review for the course participants, this course provides excellent reference material for those who wish to prepare themselves for more advanced Shaolin Kungfu courses at the UK Summer Camp in July 2008 and the Intensive Taijiquan Course in September 2008.


Please note that you can download the video clips onto your own computer and view them at your leisure. Enter the webpage (not this one) where the selected video clip can be downloaded. Place your computer pointer at the picture or one of the links, and right click. Choose “Save Target As”. Select the directory or sub-directory where you wish to keep the video clip. Click “Save”.


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Stance Training

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Entering Zen
Swaying Willows
Horse-Riding

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Bow-Arrow
Turning Around
False-Leg

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Unicorn Stance
Turning Around
Four-Six

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Single Leg
Goat Stance

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Stance Training in Shaolin Kungfu from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Art of Flexibility

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Three Levels
Dancing Crane

Footwork

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Differentiate Yin-Yang
Waist Rotation
Waist Rotation

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Waist Rotation
Moving Forward
Waist Rotation


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Flexibility and Footwork in Shaolin Kungfu, Japan 2007 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Hand Forms

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Palm
Leopard
Fists

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Claws
Crane Beak

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Crane Beak
One-Finger Zen

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Dragon-Hand
Dot
Sword-Finger


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Shaolin Basic Hand Forms - Japan 2007 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Explode Force

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Black Tiger
Spiral Movement
Five Hurdles

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Flowing
Smooth Movement
Correct Mechanics

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Back Leg
Opium Smoking
Solidness and Agility

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Elegant in Life
Graceful and Relaxed
Explode Force

Safety First

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Exposure and Coverage
Free Offer
Complete Art


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Exploding Force and Safety First in Shaolin Training -- Japan 2007 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


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Overview


We would like to express our thanks to Sifu Emiko Hsuen and Sifu Yumi Honjo from Shaolin Wahnam Japan for recording these videos

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