CRYSTALIZATION OF THE PAST MASTERS
Part 4 -- Experiencing the Wonderful Benefits of Shaolin Training

Shaolin combat sequences

Course participants directly experience the difference between using muscular strength and internal force in releasing an opponent's grip


Joy is a salient feature in our raining, which is evident from the frequent laughter heard in our class.

While we are very pleased that we can apply kungfu patterns for sparring, we are more pleased that we are able to spar for a few hours without feeling fatigued or panting for breath. Translated into daily living, it means we have mental clarity and abundant energy to enjoy our work and play.

But we are most happy that our kungfu training is a process of spiritual cultivation. At the basic level, we are relaxed and peaceful, even when sparring. We help our sparring partners and enjoy our practice. At higher levels, we have a glimpse of Cosmic Reality. In this course, as shown in some of the video clips here, participants had a touch of Zen.

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

  1. Chin-Na
  2. Gentle and Graceful
  3. Don't Use Strength!
  4. A Touch of Zen
  5. Taming the Tiger
  6. Move Stance Change Step
  7. Solo Performance
  8. From Pre-Arranged to Free Sparring


You can also view all the videos here


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”.

Sequence 4 — Chin Na

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Grip and Strike
Class Practice
Release Grip

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Not Muscular Strength
Class Practice

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Body Movement
Class Practice
Class Practice

Gentle and Graceful

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Relax
Dodge
Release Grip

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Tame Hand
Graceful Movement

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Chi Flow
Class Practice
Thrust Palm

Don't Use Strength!

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Thrust Palm
Class Practice
Release Grip

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Cloud Hand
White Horse
Class Practice

A Touch of Zen

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Zen
Place Practice
Cloud Hands

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Cloud Hands
White Horse
Lohan Tames Tiger

Taming the Tiger

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Tame Tiger
Tame Tiger
Tame Tiger

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Tame Tiger
Class Practice

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Release Grip
Go with Flow

Move Stance Change Step

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Hiding Flowers
Footwork
Hand Sweep

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Class Practice
Class Practice

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Hip Throw
Move Stance
Change Step

Solo Performance

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Sequence 1
Sequence 2

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Sequence 2
Class Practice

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Sequences 1 and 2
Sequences 3 and 4

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Set — Part 1
Set — Part 2
Class Practice

From Pre-Arranged to Free Sparring

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Sequence 2
Sequence 3

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Sequence 4
Free Sparring

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Free Sparring
Free Sparring
Free Sparring

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Free Sparring
Free Sparring
Free Sparring


You can also view all the videos here


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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