First, be advised that all of these VCD's are IN CHINESE ONLY . In our opinion that doesn't matter much because the instruction is clear and the quality of photography very good. But we will not accept returns just because people didn't read... IN CHINESE ONLY . Given that, these are really tremendous deals for the money. Each of these special VCD's can be played on a computer for full enjoyment. Made for PC's they are also Mac compatible by downloading Quicktime (for free) and any similar VCD player program. Also playable on most DVD players. For less than $10.00? Wow!

YUAN GONG QUAN Ape Movement Boxing


Overall aspects of this style:
This is an unusual style that obviously patterns its forms after its direct usage. The basis of this style is a series of 12 "root" forms which can obviously be practiced one right after the other. Each one is roughly the equivalent of two "roads" with about fifteen to twenty movements in each road and some moves repeated. Applications are shown for many movements. The actions imitate an ape but not theatrically, more in usage. The fighting is organic and unpolished and in its energetic issuance of power somewhat resembles Tong Bei or Pi Gua, somewhat Baji and not a little unlike Yi Quan. Loss arms count and the back is curved and extended with the chest sunken. To our eyes an interesting and historical style which may not look very pretty. A few surprises in usage. Liu Guo Hua is an older practitioner still with a lot of pepper.

The Heritage of Yuan Gong Quan
李福林
Li Fu Lin: Creator
常跃先
Chang Yue Xian: 2nd generation
王貴
Wang Gui: 3rd generation
张荫藩
Zhang Yin Fan: 4th generation
刘国花
Liu Guo Hua: 5th generation, performer
VCD#1544 Ripping Hand
撕手单卧莲 和 撕手双卧莲
About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
Quantity

Ripping Hand Single & Double Lying Lotus.
This disk comprises Roots 1 & 2 of the total 12 Roots of Yuan Gong Quan.

VCD#1546 Crab Hand and Flying Dragon
蟹形手 钝镰割谷 缠手 • 阴阳相反 鸟龙绞柱
About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
Quantity

Crab Shaped Hand Rusty Sickle Harvests Crop Twining Hand & Yin Yang Mutually Turning Flying Dragon Wraps Pole.
This disk comprises Roots 5 & 6 of the total 12 Roots of Yuan Gong Quan. See above for general comments.

VCD#1548 Picking Hand Smoothing Hand
摘手猿猴抱膝 •捋手樊哙蹬车
About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
Quantity

Picking Hand, Ape embraces Knees and Smoothing Hand, Fan Kuai Pedals Cart.
This disk comprises Roots 9 & 10 of the total 12 Roots of Yuan Gong Quan. See above for general comments.

VCD#1550 Rolling Arms Boxing
猿功滚劈拳实打
About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
Quantity

Yuang Gong 's Rolling Splitting Real Strikes. This is a middle level form of the Yuan Gong style. It is fierce and uses proper strength for its intermediate applications which are shown on the disk. More sophisticated than the twelve roads it intermixes many skills of the system. In some aspects, while lighter and softer, it bears some resemblance to Baji and other explosive, relatively direct styles.