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Tong Bei WHITE APE BOXING
(Through-the-Back White Ape Fist)

Demonstrated here by demonstrated by Zhang Gui Zeng.
One of the numerous styles in the TongBei or Through-the-Back family of Kung Fu. This branch is known as White Ape, one of Tong Bei's earliest aliases. Though the demonstrator is old, many of these traditional movements are examples of TongBei, a famous fist. When he was small Zhang Gui Zeng studied from Tong Bei master, Wang Yu Kun, 王玉昆. Later he studied under Wang Yong Feng, 王永风. At present Mr. Zhang is a high offficial in a number of Wushu organizations including those devoted to Tong Bei Quan.

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White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#1750 White Ape Tong Bei
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese/ENGLISH


Even for a Contemporary WuShu version and even considering the style itself this is almost a WILD form. Running, whipping punches, windmills, high speed and lots of real estate. You MUST have loose shoulders and trained arms so we wouldn’t suggest starting with this if you have never had and Pigua or Tong Bei training. If you like whip punches like the kind found in Choy Lai Fut, this is the form for you. A long form that captures the explosive and spontaneous character of the style. As the English text states, Tong Bei incorporates the SPIRIT of the White Ape more than the shape.

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White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#77 White Ape Tong Bei Cannon Fists
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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8 Hand 12 Linked Cannon FostsS: this is an intermediate to advanced series of forms and movements from the famous White Ape Tong Bei style. Demonstrated and taught by very senior master Chang Gui Tseng (Zhang Gui Zeng) a fourth generation inheritor of the White Ape. He is one of those rare, living masters quite advanced in age who can still pass on authentic and traditional information.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#78 White Ape Tong Bei Tong Bei DeceptiveStaff
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This is a staff set from the famous White Ape Tong Bei (Through the Back) style. Named Chi Li Bian (Deceptive Length Cudgel) it is taught by very senior master Chang Gui Tseng (Zhang Gui Zeng) a fourth generation inheritor of the White Ape. He is one of those rare, living masters quite advanced in age who can still pass on authentic and traditional information. Though demonstrated by a student all instruction if from ShihFu Chang himself and, despite age, passes on the classical Tong Bei tradition.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#79 White Ape Tong Bei Tong Bei Basics
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This is the foundational stretches strikes and general movements from the famous White Ape Tong Bei (Through the Back) style. Demonstrated and taught by very senior master Chang Gui Tseng (Zhang Gui Zeng) a fourth generation inheritor of the White Ape. Thought pretty old his movements are clear and relaxed. A very limber student demonstrates some pretty impressive stretches. Then he shows all the classic Tong Bei strikes, a group of excellent "through the back" arm swing exercises and some two person arm boxing. He is one of those rare, living masters quite advanced in age who can still pass on authentic and traditional information.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#80 White Ape Tong Bei Mother Hands
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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MOTHERHANDS AND 12 LINKED ACTIONS. This is an intermediate series of forms and movements from the famous White Ape Tong Bei (Through the Back) style. Demonstrated and taught by very senior master Chang Gui Tseng (Zhang Gui Zeng) a fourth generation inheritor of the White Ape. He is one of those rare, living masters quite advanced in age who can still pass on authentic and traditional information.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#65 White Ape Big Dipper Tassel Sword
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This is a long tasseled sword set of the White Ape Tong Bei system taught by very senior master Chang Gui Tseng (Zhang Gui Zeng) a fourth generation inheritor of the White Ape. He is one of those rare, living masters quite advanced in age who can still pass on authentic and traditional information. The set is shown by a student but all instruction is from him. His advanced age definitely shows but so does his knowledge of basic sword movements.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#676 White Ape Tong Bei Linked Elbows
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This is pretty much what it claims to be a Tong Bei set with a tremendous number of elbow motions. Many are rolling strikes and switching strikes from one elbow to another. Still the kicks and turns typical of this style of Tong Bei but an interesting emphasis on elbow motions and therefore actions with the back. Form only with breakdowns by the elder Sifu Zhang and his student both.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung Fu
VCD#677 White Ape Tong Bei Survey
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Many sets demonstrated and some of the best not represented in the series so this survey is a must for anyone wanting to learn about White Ape Tong Bei. Among others: Long Tassel Sword, 12 Linked Canons, Tong Bei Quan, Partner Sets, San Shou Fist, Mother Hands, Big Knife, 24 Linked Palms, Staff, Rainbow Sword, Iron Palm training. Master Zhang's oldest student quite powerful and fluid.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#678 White Ape Tong Bei Applications
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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At this level the applications demonstrated by teacher Zhang on his students are mostly control moves often with takedowns. He goes through not only the mechanics of entering, one of the toughest aspects of this type of technique, but also some instruction on points and angles. Straight forward but good and easy to understand.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#679 White Ape Tong Bei Applications Beginning
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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The progression in this style of Tong Bei is very logical. First conditioning, then partner forms, then direct applications. This VCD is based on two training devices: a short bench with a padded bag and a pole wrapped with an animal skin like a huge scratching post. The entire VCD shows training in the Tong Bei striking patterns against these items.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#680 White Ape Tong Bei Applications Intermediate
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This is a TWO PERSON FORM. Now here's the problem. The form is actually pretty sophisticated with many hand exchanges, angular changes and soft parries. Teacher Zhang, getting up there in years, demonstrates with a much younger student and can only show the most cursory movement. The breakdown is better as the form is quite an involved partner set. But the demonstration leaves us wondering if slight bends were ducking actions and knee twitches were meant to be kicks.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#681 White Ape Tong Bei Big Dipper Saber
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Actually quite a good saber set. The first distinctive feature about this one is that it CHANGES HANDS a number of times throughout the form. That's right, the saber is switched from the right to the left hands and back again a number of times. The overall performance of the set is definitely a mark above the average in these disks. Every style has a characteristic weapon and saber is perfect for Tong Bei. The performance in the beginning puts it all together then teacher Zhang breaks everything down.

White Ape Tong Bei Kung FuVCD#682 White Ape Tong Bei Locked Door Spear
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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A long and rather fancy spear set. Many turns and hand changes, single legged stances, butt striking, rolls and twirls. The use of the waving back and other aspects of Tong Bei training are shown clearly in the demonstration of the set. Actual instruction from Master Zhang himself.