Shaolin Airbender. All levels of practitioners are welcome- we are a research-based organization dedicated to preserving feudal Chinese Kungfu. The training group here is disciplined, scholarly, and easy going. In the quest for historically accurate Baguazhang of the founding fathers, detailed military science is required to pinpoint exact nuances and truths. One cannot fear the history of medieval Baguazhang masters if one is to represent the original artifact in modern times. First Generation Baguazhang is near extinction in today's kungfu culture. Its factual history has been neglected by commercialization and modern kungfu trends/ cinema. Modern Baguazhang can run, but it cannot hide from its factual history. Preservation of historical artifact is only possible with detailed knowledge of ancient cultures.
Feudal Shaolin is renown for its devastating and scholarly- Baguazhang Dragon palms of IRON. The system was modeled after the demeanor and fighting strategy of an attacking tiger. The striking movements are fast, agile, and powerful. Feudal Shaolin Dragon system consists of shocking, tearing, clawing, and grasping applications.
Dong Haichuan is renowned for Shaolin airbending prowess in Inner Mongolia- serving as Imperial tax collector for the Nine Gates Security Forces. Tax collectors in the Qing era are military police or county magistrates, with kungfu tasks consisting of law enforcement, judge duties, militia training, and walking circles around trees! Meditation and harmony are essential for discovering inner "stillness in motion" during patrol.
Cheng Style Baguazhang is foundationally feudal Shaolin polearm of Qing Dynasty military police. Sun Zhijun in the picture. The old masters have forgotten the original context of Cheng Ting Hua's methods- we are here to remind them. Protect and Preserve, Resurrection.
Feudal Shaolin Dragon & Tiger Kungfu is fundamental to Yin Fu and Cheng Tinghua's original Baguazhang. Even late into 1936, the Baguazhang of Qing military/ militia is labeled as "Chinese Boxing" Retainers of the Empress Dowager and Shaolin Seizing, Grasping techniques. Zhejiang Shaolin Officer is in the picture. Nobody was harmed in this demonstration of the Tigerclaw. The Shaolin Police are the good guys.
Shaolin Staff & Cudgel are foundational to Cheng Tinghua's Baguazhang framework, and notably the Single and Double Palm Change. Shaolin military drilling methods are integrated with "Inner Palace" Penetrating Palm Routines. History is Fun!
Factual documentation/ research into feudal Baguazhang is scholarly, educational, entertaining, and light-hearted fun. There is much mystery and wonder in "real" 1st Generation Internal Martial Arts. The Shaolin Avatar is defending against multiple armed opponents- utilizing Airbending double palm strikes! Good thing this is a cartoon or odds are not favorable for the Airbender champion. No Airbenders were injured in this demonstration.
Yin Fu and Cheng Ting Hua trained with Shaolin Pudao/ polearm as characterized by the Interlinking Body methods. The empty-hand routines appear graceful, dynamic, and smooth without the pudao context- with the feudal melee weapon in hand, however, it is a different beast.
The Pudao is respected by the Qing Imperial Guards and trained for close combat and strength development, meditation, and qigong practice- ideal for foot officer duty because of practical length and structure. He Jinbao generally appears more smooth and silky with Dragon Interlinking Body/ empty-hand practice. However, while wielding the Pudao melee weapon- of TERRIFYING PROWESS!
The Orthodox Penetrating Palm methods in He Jinbao/ Xie Peiqi branch contain different transitions and footwork than the four-point system drilling style. Feudal Shaolin Luohanquan integrated with Anglo-French/ Prussian strategy is the foundation. The "Inner Palace" techniques are characteristic of General Managers and Eunuch Bodyguards of the Imperial Household Department/ Nine Gates Security Forces in Qing era. The duties of the Inner Palace departments vary greatly from the Qing Special Forces and Intelligence Agency, the weapons and strategy will not be the same. Lack of historical research, neglected by the change of time- prevents such simple observations and truths from various lineages around the globe, resulting in the misunderstanding of "real" Baguazhang in ancient cultures. We are here to preserve Baguazhang artifact backed by factual research and military science. The old Baguazhang masters today deserve great respect, and some have maintained historical artifact regardless of modernization. However they have forgotten the original context- we are here to support them.
Feudal Shaolin Penetrating Palm application for mounted officers. The soldier floating in mid-air is wearing quality protective gear and Yin Fu's lance is a blunt trainer. Yin Fu is the Qing Imperial Guard Commander - Spear/ lance is the primary strategy for Penetrating Palm Routines, along with innovative cardio and strengthening exercises to fit every need!
The legendary Shaolin Squadrons- Shaolin Warrior Monks at the fall of Qing Dynasty. Shaolin Kungfu has a profound connection with the Qing Dynasty Security forces. The monk sergeants are taking a small break from acrobatics and meditation cultivation for this photo opportunity. The Shaolin Squadrons of feudal China are chivalrous and valiant heroes, in the pursuit of honor and peace. Feudal Airbending-fu is awesome!
“And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge.”