Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu : White Belt
September 30, 2009
The first Open Hand form required in the Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu curriculum is Wu Bu Quan ( 五步拳 ) which literally means "Five Stance Form". It is a famous preliminary routine taught in nearly all of the Wushu and Shaolin Kung Fu schools around the globe. After completing Wu Bu Quan students begin learning 12 Tan Tui (潭腿) series. Tan Tui #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12. For the Wushu Shaolin White Belt examination students are only required to learn the first 6 tan tui combinations in order to pass the test.
Chu Ji Gun Shu (初级棍术) means Elementary Staff and is used to introduce beginning students to the primary techniques such as thrusts, chops, uppercuts, and figure-8 circles. All of these fighting tichniques are composed into 7 combinations that must be perfected. Students must complete combinations #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6. and #7 before moving onto Chuji Gunshu. After completing the 7 basic staff combinations you may proceed to Chuji Gun Shu. This form is also refered to as the 4th level staff form or the 32 movement staff.
Please watch the required White Belt level forms in the video player below, courtesy of youtube and Wushu Shaolin Productions. In addition, you may purchase a copy of the book, Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu White Belt on the left side.