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Martial Tube / Shanghai Youth Kendo Competition videos
« Last post by Webmaster on April 27, 2017, 10:03:44 am »
Here are some videos of Kendo fights taken by during the "Shanghai Youth Kendo Competition". Shanghai, China, on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.

Shanghai Youth Kendo Competition - Senior high school

Shanghai Youth Kendo Competition Primary school
That's ture, accoding to the tradition, the chinese people like to practice the martial arts outside, but unfortunately, in now days, the young people work hard and have less time to train early in the park. In a park is more interesting than a club, because you can cross different people and exchange the skills with them to enrich each others. #UC37
Martial Arts / A typical martial art morning in China (Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Qi Gong)
« Last post by Webmaster on April 17, 2017, 08:31:31 am »
In China, martial arts are most often practiced early in the morning in parks. Traditionally, Chinese people enjoy practicing martial arts being close to nature, according to the principle of harmony between man and nature (天人合一 tian ren he yi)

The team took some pictures of a typical martial morning in a Shanghai park.

Practice of Tai Chi:

Xing Yi practitioner :

Push hands (Tui Shou) :

Qi Gong:

Zhan zhuang - Stand straight as a pole (Zhan Zhuang)

Fa Jin (force or explosive power):

Martial Arts / Re: Shaolin Seventy Two Chin-Na Techniques
« Last post by sophisticus on April 15, 2017, 03:02:53 am »
This technique is used by the police in china, i've seen a documentary talked about it, the police invite the Shao Lin monk to teach them. Base on the quan fa taught by shao lin monk, they work on and modify it to make it more adaptable in their work.
Martial Arts / Shaolin Seventy Two Chin-Na Techniques
« Last post by Webmaster on April 14, 2017, 09:57:44 am »

Revealing a Well-Known but Little-Understood Shaolin Art

Shaolin Kungfu is famous for its “Seventy Two Chin-Na Techniques”. “Chin-na” literally means “hold-grip”. It refers to a special way of fighting where by holding and gripping opponents in some specialized ways, you disable them from further action but without hurting them unnecessarily.

Chin-na is a compassionate way of fighting. Instead of injuring opponents seriously, like breaking their bones or damaging their internal organs, so that they cannot continue fighting, you put them out of action temporarily. They can seek medical help later on — not from conventional doctors as they would not know the nature of injury involved, but from kungfu masters or chi kung healers — to restore their health and normal functioning.

Chin-na is often mistaken to be the same as holds and locks. They are quite different. When you release your holds or locks, your opponent can continue to fight, but not in "chin na".

Traditionally, injuries from chin-na are classified into three main categories:

    “fun khern” or separating tendons (including meridians)
    “chor jit” or wronging joints
    “na yuit” or gripping vital points

Some masters, however, refer to five categories, adding the following two:

    “chit mak” or blocking meridian
    “pai hei” or stopping energy

In the traditional classification, “blocking meridian” and “stopping energy” can be caused by separating tendons (including meridians) or gripping vital points.
Shaolin Seventy-Two Chin-Na Techniques

Due to its long history, there are different versions of the Shaolin Seventy-Two Chin-Na Techniques. The ones I practice are as follows. The names are in Cantonese pronunciation, followed by their English translation.
Shaolin Chin-Na

Golden Cockerel Locks Throat

    Single Tiger Emerges from Cave
    Tan Fu Chuit Toong
    White Tiger Presents Claws
    Pak Fu Hein Jow
    Lead Horse Back to Stable
    Tai Ma Kwei Choe
    Golden Dragon Shoots Tongue
    Kam Loong Thow Lea
    Lohan Tames Tiger
    Lo Han Fok Fu
    Circling Hands Eagle Claws
    Wan Sau Yin Jow
    Single Leggedly Lift Guitar
    Hou Tze Thou Thow
    Beautiful Girl Turns Shuttle
    Mei Lui Kow Sar
    Cross-roads Hand Locks
    Sap Tze Khow Sau
    White Ape Grips Branch
    Pak Hou Man Chi
    Grand Old Man Catches Fish
    Tai Kung Tiew Yu
    Kwan Pheng Carries Insignia
    Kwan Pheng Pou Yein
    Hungry Tiger Leans against Fence
    Ngo Fu Pang Lan
    Pull a Tiger's Tail
    Phat Fu Mei Sei
    Running with a Hidden Tiger's Tail
    Chow Chong Fu Mei
    Hand Technique of a Balance
    Thien Pheng Sau Fatt
    Old Eagle Catches Snake
    Lou Yin Kham Seai
    Lohan Strikes Drum
    Lo Han Khaik Ku
    Immortal Tames Tiger
    Kam Kong Fok Fu
    Block the Big Boss
    Lan Kong Chit Pa
    Enter Sea to Catch Monster
    Yap Hoi Kham Kow
    Small Soldier Carries Umbrella
    Siew Ping Tham San
    Immortal Carries Sticks
    Sin Yein Tham Chai
    Nun Carries Umbrella
    See Ku Tham San

Shaolin Chin-Na

Embrace Moon in Bosom

    Sitting Double Lifting Palms
    Chor Seong Thok Cheong
    Double Dragons Subdue Monster
    Seong Loong Fok Kow
    Jade Girl Plucks Flower
    Yok Lui Choi Fa
    Bending Willow in the Wind
    Yein Foong Whet Lou
    Cocoon Hand Technique
    Chin See Sau Fatt
    Counter against Cocoon Hand
    Fan Chin See Sau
    Squatting to Pluck Flower
    Fok Teai Choi Fa
    Immortal Plays Clappers
    Kok Kow Kap Pan
    Golden Boy Worship Buddha
    Kam Tong Lei Fatt
    Squatting to Bend Lotus
    Fok Teai Ow Lin
    Golden Cockeral Locks Throat
    Kam Kai Sor Hou
    Eagle Claw Catches Dragon
    Yin Jow Kham Loong
    Double Dragons Carry Pearl
    Seong Loong Pou Chui
    Rotten Tree Exposes Roots
    Ku Shue Fan Kein
    Golden Thread Hangs Gourd
    Kam Sin Thiew Lou
    Squarting to Lock Throat
    Fok Teai Sor Hou
    Golden Bird Grips Eye-Brow
    Kam See Phan Mei
    Hungry Eagle Charges at Prey
    Ngo Yin Pok Shek
    Old Monk Grinds Rice
    Lou Chang Mo Ma
    Spiritual Monkey Plucks Fruit
    Ling Hou Chak Kor
    Double Bows Carry Moon
    Seong Kung Pou Yuit
    Double Dragons Play with Water
    Seong Loong Hei Shui
    Reverse Showing ofBull's Tail
    Tou Seet Ngo Mei
    Riding a Dragon to Pull Tendons
    Khay Loong choi Keing

Shaolin Chin-Na

Cross-Road Hand Lock

    Two Tigers Subdue Dragon
    Yi Fu Hong Loong
    Fierce Tiger Crouches on Ground
    Mang Fu Fok Teai
    Hungry Tiger Retreatfrom Den
    Ngo Fu Thui Chow
    Little Devil Removes Shoes
    Siew Kwai Thuit Heur
    White Ape Ascends Tree
    Pak Yun Sheong Shue
    White Monkey Catches Boar
    Pak Hou Kham Chi
    Monkey Steals Plum
    Hou Tze Thou Thow
    Stealing Plums Under Leaves Claws
    Yip Tai Thou Thow
    Immortal Plucks Tomatoes
    Sin Yein Chak Kair
    Bail Moon from Sea Bed
    Hoi Teai Lau Yuit
    Catch Tiger in Mountain
    San Choong Kham Fu
    Under Leaf Pluck Lotus
    Yip Teai Choi Lin
    Near Body Tiger Claw
    Khan Sun Fu Jow
    Second Auntie Grips Crab
    Yi Ku Na Cham
    Embrace Moon in Bosom
    Whai Choong Pho Yuit
    Fierce Tigers Cleanses Claws
    Mang Fu Sai Jow
    Black Tiger Guards Door
    Hak Fu Tong Moon
    General Leads Horse
    Cheong Khun Tai
    Lohan Embraces Buddha
    Lo Han Pou Fatt
    Tang Soldier Keeps Guest
    Tong Ping Lau Hak
    Tame Tiger Listen to Winds
    Fok Fu Thean Foong
    Fierce Tiger Crouching at Cliff
    Mang Fu Foo Yu
    Fierce Tiger Descends Mountain
    Mang Fu Ha San
    Fierce Tiger Catches Goat
    Ngo Fu Kham Yeong

Source :
Martial Tube / 18 Weapons of Shaolin - Demo in Shaolin Temple
« Last post by Webmaster on April 13, 2017, 10:32:10 am »
18 Weapons of Shaolin - Demo in Shaolin Temple, by Shaolin Monks. Video taken by team.

Martial Tube / Re: Xing Yi Quan Fist Training Video
« Last post by sophisticus on April 10, 2017, 06:45:02 am »
Defend and attack are both obvious in Xing Yi Quan, i also remark the foot movement, it's also very interesting and useful, suppose the guy in blue is the teacher? He also moves well with the attention of his feet. Thank you for the video.
Martial Arts / Re: Shouts in martial arts
« Last post by Nanji on April 10, 2017, 05:53:34 am »
When I was a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do, we were using shouts a lot. I remember, that greatly helped me to increase power and explosivity of kicks. Also I had the feeling of better moves when shouting. So I think that shouts are really useful in martial arts.

Martial Tube / Xing Yi Quan Fist Training Video
« Last post by Webmaster on April 10, 2017, 05:22:08 am »
Video of Xing Yi Quan Fist Training taken by team, in a park of Shanghai

Martial Arts / Re: Shouts in martial arts
« Last post by sophisticus on April 06, 2017, 06:41:55 am »
What is it "Chi yi"? I don't understand.

The shout is often used in the external chinese martial arts, the internal art like tai chi don't use the shout. According to my opinion, the shout can encourage himself and make the other fear. Bruce Lee always shout with every attack, movement, i think it like sth. help to explore the strength.
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