Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu : Yellow Belt
September 30, 2009
Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu : Yellow Belt begins with the first form in the Shaolin Temple curriculum called Lian Huan Quan (连环拳). The routine is defined as Small Linked Boxing due to its natural flow and linked movements. Once completed students can begin learning the Northern Shaolin Routine known as Lian Bu Quan (连步拳) defined as “Linked Stance Boxing” and also referred to as “Ling Po Kuen” by many Cantonese practitioners. Rich with over 70 applications, this traditional Northern Shaolin Kung Fu form is easy and effective to learn and is characterized by large sweeping movements.
Yin Shou Gun (阴手棍) is defined as the “Yin-hand Staff” form. It emulates the circular movements of the famous universal Chinese symbol of Yin in the concept of “Yin-Yang” (阴阳). Although there is much controversy over its authenticity, nearly all of the some 40 Kung Fu schools sorrounding the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, China, teach Yin Shou Gun as the official Shaolin staff routine. Chu Ji Dao Shu (初级刀术) means “Elementary Broadsword” and includes basic broadsword techniques including cuts, splits, sweeps, picks, and presses. After completing combinations Dao Shu #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 you may begin on Chuji Dao Shu Known as Elementary Broadsword.
Please watch the required Yellow Belt 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 Yellow Belt on the left side.