Dim Mak for Martial Arts

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Weapons Training

 


Old Yang Style Tai Chi Large San Sau Fighting Form

 


Pa Kwa Chang – Bagua Zhang Wooden Man Sample

 


Old Yang Style Tai Chi Stick Fighting Form

 


Old Yang Style Tai Chi Spear Form

 


Paul Brecher in China in Yang Shuo

Gao Yen Tao has passed away, June 2014 at the age of 89. This is very sad news he was a highly skilled and inspiring martial artist and a friendly and positive person. I very much enjoyed having met him and his passing is a great loss to the world of the true old martial arts. Gao Yen Tao combined the Shaolin Chuan that he had learnt from his father with the Wutang Shan Chuan that he had learnt from his grand father to make his own Wudang Shaolin Combination Style, he calls his style Bu Di Zhen Kung Fu. In this video Gao Yen Tao demonstrates the Three Section Rice Flail Form and the Coiling Dragon Long Pole Form, the Dragon Phoenix Long Straight Sword Form as well as the first few moves of Hung Chuan, his son George then demonstrates the whole Hung Chuan Form all the way through. The Gao Family are very highly skilled and are well known internationally, many people come to Yang Shuo near Guliin in Guangxi Province to train with them.

 


Paul Brecher in China in Yong Nian

 


Tai Chi Pushing Hands Part 1

 


Tai Chi Pushing Hands Part 2

 


Tai Chi Pushing Hands Part 3

 


Pa Kua Chang – Bagua Zhang Eight Animal Forms

 


Old Yang Style Tai Chi Broadsword Form

 


Old Yang Style Tai Chi Staff Form

 


Paul Brecher in China on Wutang Mountain

 


The First Four Forms of The Wutang Shan Nei Jia Chuan
(Wutang Mountain Internal School of Martial Arts)

 


Paul Brecher in China on Emie Mountain

(Emie Mountain is not as famous as Wutang Mountain but it also has a long tradition of martial arts. Martial artists from both schools/locations often train with each other. I met with Mr Shen the Head of The Emie Shan Martial Arts School, he demonstrated The Emie Chuan Five Animals Form and some Wutang Chuan movements)

 


Paul Brecher in China at Yang Lu Chans House

(Yang Lu Chan the originator of Yang Family Style of Tai Chi lived outside the south gate of the town of Gwan Fu. I visited his house where, on his return from Peking, he taught till his death in 1872)

 


How to Strike in Tai Chi

 


Old Yang Style Tai Chi Large San Sau Fighting Form

 


Third Section of Old Yang Style Tai Chi Long Form

 


Old Yang Style Tai Chi Pao Chui Cannon Fist Form

Some people might be wondering why, if it is tai chi, is it practiced so explosivly fast ? Well this form was originally trained this way. Here is a description of Yang Shao hu demonstrating his Old Yang Style of Tai Chi Chuan from the book, Yang Style Taijiquan published by Morning Glory Publishers in Beijing in 1988.

Yang Shao hu was swift and powerful in delivering his blows and, with eyes blazing like torches, a grim smile on his face and roaring and howling as he darted back and forth, he was held in awe by others.The technical features of his Taiji were: overcoming strong attacks with movements that appeared to be soft, adapting oneself to others movements and following up with quick attacks, using the motion of Sudden Connection Fa Jin to defeat the opponent with surprise attacks.The hand movements included, catching, striking and capturing, injuring the attackers muscles and harming his bones, attacking the opponent veins, using Continuous Fa Jin and Sudden Connection Fa Jin to strike the attacker down with lightning speed. His attacking movements were swift and ferocious and his facial expression was changeable and varied.

A video comparison of my Tai Chi Forms 1989 and now.