VCD#271 Yue Fist Applications
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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In Lau Fat Man’s book on Eagle Claw the Yue fist (which connects with the Eagle Claw lineage) is compared to Shaolin as a Southern style ancestor. This is an interesting analogy since the Southern Song was a migration southward in the face of Mongol pressure. The great folk hero, Yue(h) Fei, may or not have had some influence on the following styles: Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong, Eagle Claw, Xing Yi, Six Harmony Spear, Six Harmony Boxing, Wen Shang Kung Fu and, of course, Yue Family style Kung Fu. Yue, like Shaolin, is considered a relatively straight forward and unadorned fighting style as might be expected from a branch with main concern the training of soldiers for the field. This VCD reminds us of the essential fighting orientation of Kung Fu by showing these now well-known movements in the context of straight forward self defense. Much grappling is mixed with very direct and simple strikes. But, best of all, this is a living document of what is probably an actual historical style that survives without claims that stretch the imagination too far. The techniques shown here probably do date back to Yue Fei if not earlier. This disk is a record of the past and a reminder of simple, solid techniques. All application, little explanation is necessary. Presently in stock.