DVD #11233 Eight Outside Legs
This is an explanation and demonstration of famous instructor, Wan Lai Sheng's, important leg actions. There is no form here but in depth details on the basic eight leg attacks and their relation to self defense. The demonstration is less "staged" than when we sometimes see as real usage. LiangShou Zhong's teaching is exceptionally "modern" and complete with details articulated and not skipped.
DVD #11234 Eight
More kung fu kicking skills. This time there is a lot of leg against arm action as these actions teach not only normal defenses with powerful kicks but the distinctly different actions of legs vs. arms and other Northern style specializes like angular kicks and spatial adaptation.
DVD #11235 Eight "Dark" Strikes
You can attack in the light or in the shade. These are basic but skillful attacks with the hands including hand switches with pushes, elbow strikes, throws and other significant special attacks. Most of them are in close, and come at unusual angles. A push is, after all, a push. It's HOW you deliver it that makes the difference.
DVD #11236 Eight
With exuberance and almost mischievous delight this instructor shows basic strikes with arms and legs that might be termed "ming" or bright and direct. All the movements in this series fall into a category some instructors would call "embryonic." That means that while they appear to be simple one action or two action techniques they are actually more than that. They are the significant actions from which entire techniques and series of techniques could be built. Shown with intelligent variations.
DVD #11237 Eight
punches and kicks, throws and strikes. The demonstrations are nicely
done with energetic applications where we often see lethargic movements.
The actions are basic but sophisticated with angles that lead to
variations. If there is a punch the angle is blind or compliments
the angle of attack or it goes into variables what can happen next.
Good fundamental Kung Fu approach to attacks. These moves come to
us from Wan Lai Sheng himself and show a knowledge of fighting and
a straight forward approach to the subject.
DVD #11238 Eight Inside Punches
bumping, sweeps, takedowns, tight locks, turning strikes and all
the rest for powerful inside fighting. Follows pretty much the format
of the overall presentation. Liang's applications and light hearted
but dedicated approach is a pleasure compared to the somewhat distracted
way many teachers approach this subject. You don't need much Chinese
here. He's pretty demonstrative.
DVD #11239 Zhang
San Feng Sword
is not the standard Tai Chi sword. It is a Wu Dang style sword,
slow and soft, filtered through the knowledge of a real Kung Fu
professional, Wan Lai Sheng. The movements are conservative and
ancient with a special emphasis on Mo or rubbing action. Relatively
tight stances and movements but a deep feeling of control and engagement
rather then just posed and regulated traditional dance.