FEMALE SHAOLIN WAHNAM WARRIORS NOT LIMITED BY AGE, GENDER OR SIZE

Sifu Emiko Hsuen

The following discussion is reproduced from the thread “ Female Shaolin Wahnam Warriors not limited by age, gender or size. ” started in the Shaolin Wahnam Discussion Forum on 20th April 2009.

Sifu Emiko Hsuen

Chief Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Canada & Japan

2009-04-20

Sifu Emiko Hsuen

Dear Shaolin family and friends,

What a fantastic experience it has been learning from Sifu/Sigung in Japan. Thank you, Sifu, for coming all the way to Japan to teach everyone here.

I was delighted to see how the students, regardless of what level they were at (the participants ranged from near-beginners to senior-level students), were able to use genuine Shaolin Kungfu/Wahnam Taijiquan and spar convincingly.

As ever, they thrived under Sifu/Sigung's guidance. Everyone graduated from the Wahnam Taijiquan/Shaolin Kungfu course with a clear sense of how to use Wahnam Taijiquan and Shaolin Kungfu to spar, as well as with a deeper understanding of the fact that age, size and gender are not the final determining factors of success.

I am pleased to add 2 video clips below, showing how the female warriors in Shaolin Wahnam can indeed spar. They are combat-efficient and more than capable of keeping up with men twice their size and physical strength. It is worth nothing that the reason why they are able to hold their own is because of their internal force development, and in particular because of the excellent training in sparring that they have received directly from Sifu/Sigung.


Warmest wishes,

Emiko

Sifu Mark Blohm

Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam USA

2009-04-20

Sifu Mark Blohm

Dear Sijie,

Very impressive.

I enjoyed the skilled footwork especially.

Mark :-)

Sifu Andrew Barnett

Chief Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Switzerland

2009-04-21

Sifu Andrew Barnett

I have not yet viewed the videos. Nevertheless, I would like to comment on the skill and force exhibited by the Japanese ladies I have had the privilege to spar with.

For someone of my size (I am generally considered a “big guy”), it was an extremely impressive experience. Also, a true and great honour to spar with these very skilled and petite Lady Scholar-Warriors. I look forward to doing so again.

Sifu Andrew Barnett

Chief Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Switzerland

2009-04-22

Sifu Andrew Barnett

Now I have had a chance to view the videos. Most impressive. I now look forward to sparring with these skilled practitioners in the near future even more.

Sifu Hubert Razack

Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam France

2009-04-22

Sifu Hubert Razack

This is wonderful! I've had a chance to spar with Sifu Naoko and Sifu Yumi in the past, and am amazed at how even more skilful they are now (and they already were).

Shaolin Wahnam students can have fun identifying the patterns being used, and our guests might find it enlightening to imagine what would happen if one of these kicks would land.

Omar

Shaolin Wahnam Student

2009-04-22

Omar

Very inspiring videos, thanks a lot.

Sifu Roland Mastel

Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Switzerland

2009-04-22

Sifu Roland Mastel

It is heart-warming and it speaks for genuine Kung Fu, if female Warriors are not limited by weight size and brute force.

It is also very heart-warming to realise that in Shaolin Wahnam female Warriors are not an exception, but rather a common appearance.

That said some of my top students are female Warriors, further more and that's interesting, most of them are also very good established in their profession.

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