EMei Lan Shou Style - TC153
220 pgs. photographs, softbound, 2013
$14.95 Traditional Chinese Character;
Next to Shaolin and WuDang, EMei is a big center of martial diversity. Among its many styles is Lan Shou or Obstacle Hand. This shows a master form with alternating moves breakdown and then application against a partner. The photos are a little light but the poses and straight forward usage are instructive. Some background and principles in text.
Lan Shou is also rare in being one of the only martial arts that originated in the martial-rich region of TainJin. From there it spread to ShangHai. In another version somewhere around 1652. Obstacle Hand was commemorated at ZhiGu TianFei temple. Lan Shou practitioners also acquitted themselves well in the second World War.
Zheng WenZhong 2002) 7th inheritor to WenQing
Technical methods include tie, collapse, press, shake, cut, stop, poke, hold, tear all attacking the core of the opponent (in some senses the meaning of the name of the style).
Leg arts include: withdraw, flash, plug, guide, etc.
The last grandmaster of LS was Liu Wan Gu. Liu had studied Xing Yi, Bagua, Tai Ji, Tong Bei and Baji. He also learned from his own grandfather, the previous GM of LS. Note: Scott Jensen, now the highest non-Chinese practitioner of LS was also a student Wong JackMan for over twenty years.