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Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Song-Xi Style

Wu-Tang Southern Sect Pine and Stream Branch. The practitioner shows an interesting style here and with skill. Interestingly enough most of the sets are named after birds. The style has long low stances but many of the hands come straight out of the center of the body then take unusual attitudes. Palms turn over like BaGua and some sets are definitely more internally oriented. It is said to be a continuation of Chang San Feng and other Taoist masters. Among other elements it has "3 hastenings and 6 harmonies. A compilation style such as Shaolin or ErMei it is composed, in part of "Eight Family Fists": Song, Yue, Pu, Zhao, Hong, Gui, Zi and Hua. Among its elements are 24 Double Hands, 24 Double steps, 9 Single kicks, 9 special Hands and 12 Fists. Master Tan is skilled and shows different flavors for different sets such as the Flying Dragon or the Swallow. His students are good and the flavor of the style distinct, something like Lost Track mixed with White Eyebrow if you can imagine...

Demonstrator: Tan Ben-Lun is the Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Nei_jia inheritor of the 19th (that's right, 19th) generation.

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Wu Dang Kung Fu Swallow FistVCD#562 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Swallow Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This is the "entering set" for the style. The emphasis here is on single limb action. There are some nice tight moves with arm actions issuing from the center of the body. Movements somewhat resemble Long Fist with a few off angle kicks. A short set with but not a simple one. Basic but intersting.

Wu Dang Kung Fu 6 Step FistVCD#563 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong 6 Step Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This set has three key poiints: changing, stretching and palm actions. Many stutter step actions and timing changes in the footwork. Hard quick actions somewhat resembling Leopard style. Very active footwork, especially for only the #2 set in the series. Heng energy (horizontal) is strong with many twisting palms and much elbow folding.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Near By FistVCD#564 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Near by Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Or Zhi-Chi Quancan mean "close at hand" boxing. This is said to introduce internal much like a combination of Tai Chi, Xing Yi and BaGua. Wide stretching moves are used with the back hand extended. Alternation occurs of tight claw motions and Tong Bei like arm swings. Intermediate length.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Bright Moon FistVCD#565 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Bright Moon Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This set mixes grabbing actions and striking actions. There is an emphasis on vertical striking energy. Also much folding and off angle hand strikes resembling the Chap Choy of Choy Lai Fut. Much opening and closing. It is said to be practiced singly or as a partner training.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Vulture FistVCD#566 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Vulture Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Diao Quan. This is a long and intresting fist. Contrast is the theme here with motions that are fast/slow; light/heavy; soft/hard. Beside normally striking there are said to be cavity strikes within the set. Kicks are definitely more difficult with an added stress on balance.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Sparrow Hawk FistVCD#567 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Sparrow Hawk Fist
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Taken from ErMei Mountain this set is probably the least beautiful of the style. It is said to be developed by Taoists who studied BaGua theory and the Three Treasures of Spirit, Essence and Chi. It includes cavity striking, the Three Hastenings and Six Harmonies and much stress on Cloud Hand like actions.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Yen Qing QuanVCD#568 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Yen Qing Boxing
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Angular variation is the main point here. As the name, Yen Qing implies, this is much like a Lost Track set with a number of side stepping actions and other off-angle attacks.

Wu Dang Kung Fu SmallLuoHan FistVCD#569 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Small Luo Han Boxing
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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The "hardest" of the set. Short strikes mixed with back knuckles, elbow folds and strong actions. As the name implies, the signature uppercut of the Luo Han style. Much fist work. A realtively short set.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Dragon PalmWu Dang Kung Fu Dragon PalmVCD#570 Nan-Zong Dragon Shaped Palm
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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This is a combination style containing, among others, elements of Yue, Hong and six other styles developed by one Zhang Song Xi in the beginning of the Qing. Thought of as an internal style it has special characteristics such as rounded steps, internal and external harmonies, blocking and hitting strength distinguished. This VCD starts with a demonstration of the Dragon Palms positions. Next it goes to the form itself, a medium length series with exclusive use of the Dragon Palm position. The steps are often circular giving it a Bagua like appearance. Many of the moves distinguish between Hidden Dragon (concealed moves) and Bright Dragon (open attack moves). The form is nice and learnable with a definite “internal” pacing and few hurried or forced movements. Fa Chin is subtle, kicks are few and the entire form takes up a fairly small area. Good for anyone but perfect for the mature practitioner.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Tiger Tail Whip VCD#571 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Tiger Tail Whip
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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A nice set with a "short" staff, often called a whip. Reverse hand and off angles whipping style attacks. Well constructed with a number of hand changes. Back and front hand motions combined. Distinctive Tiger Tail motions as ground sweeps. Demonstrated with his female student and filmed from two angles. Relatively easy to learn.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Spirit Mind StaffVCD#572 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Spirit Mind Staff
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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A form with a little longer weapon than the "tiger tail" whip. This staff set resembles the White Eyebrow stick. It has a number of rolls where the hands are touching one another, called "Big Wheel" turns. Wide ranging swinging motions.

Wu Dang Kung Fu Bright Rainbow SwordVCD#573 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Bright Rainbow Sword
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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A straight sword set with a little difference. Many swords are constructed to show the most graceful and balanced series of actions. This set is about fighting with the sword. The postures are torques and some times even awkward with unusually strong and definite motions for most sword sets. Other particulars include that this set does not use "swords fingers". It is constructed to work with either a whip or a stick.

Wu Dang Kung Fu SurveyVCD#574 Wu-Tang Nan-Zong Survey
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Here are all the sets on the other VCDs demonstrated with brief introductory remarks in Chinese. Occasionally a set is performed a second time with the student showing the same set at a different speed. No applications are shown.