|White Crane Kung Fu (Lorne Bernard)
Not only is Mr. Bernard represented here, but we also are able to see demonstrations of salient details by the present master-instructor, Lee Joo Chian, son of Bernard’s original teacher, Grandmaster Lee Kiang Ke (1903-1992), who introduced Bernard to the study of White Crane.
Volume #1: DVD#24371 English/French
This introduces the branch of the crane family known as the Flying Crane, from Fujian province. Many of the key movements are demonstrated by Lee himself, often with applications and self-contained line exercises and drills. Before all this is a nice historical section with texts, calligraphy and photographs often from private collections.
In addition to the core movements of the style we get to see kicks, stances and those essential hand formations that make White Crane such a unique style. Bernard is a very careful teacher whose goal is to honorably and clearly represent his system. A DVD like this showing the basic but very distinct movements of the Crane Boxing is essential because this is one of those systems that builds directly and powerfully on basics. Some systems do like White Crane and Pak Mei are particularly integrated in this manner.
New!! Volume #2: DVD#24372 English/French
This DVD pushes immersion in the vintage White Crane style a large step forward. If you are a White Crane fan, or if you are interested in the way the core of a style is transmitted, this second DVD is a must see. Sifu Bernard presents additional White Crane practice sets--many only about eight moves long, and all of them designed for both single and partner work. The interviews and talks fill us in on the concepts and strategies guiding the style. Sifu Bernard offers thoughtful answers to many of those typical questions centered on fighting for the street. This is more than just a technique survey. It goes to the core and range of this style.
PLUM applauds this dedicated effort and looks forward to offering complete coverage of this martial branch. Just a side note: the forward and back marching, along with the hand positions and creation of power, can only add more evidence to White Crane being a key influence on what we now call Karate. Some of these movements could easily be identified by people in styles such as the “Teacher’s House” (Shotokan).
These 2 DVDs are perfect companions to Mr. Bernard's excellent book: Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu.
Regularly: $34.95, PLUM price $31.50
~Volumes 1 and 2 together: PLUM price $27.95 each ($55.90 for both)
~If purchased with full priced book, DVDs are also $27.95 each. Discount shown in shopping cart.