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Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu 4-DVD Set
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and Nicholas C.
YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
PO Box 480
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
does a particular martial art come from? How did it develop and why? Is there a
genuine rationale beyond these sequences? How can a particular succession of steps
and strikes be employed in real-life real-time situations? These are just a few
of the questions an astute martial artist asks when pursuing their particular
tradition so as to beef up and fortify the value of what they are being trained
in. Since 2005 Dr. Yang, renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts
and Qigong, and Nicholas Yang, award winning martial artist in bare-hand and
weapons, have been composing and compiling a four volume DVD series that has
been bundled together as the “Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu 4-DVD Set”. These
instructional videos compile 27 hours of presentations, instructions,
demonstrations, and rationalizations intended to take a self-motivated trainee
from the most basic level to the advanced.
In the “Shaolin
Long Fist Kung Fu 4-DVD Set” eleven complete long fist sequences are covered.
Before the sequence is taught, Dr. Yang gives a detailed historical background
of how the sequences developed, from where, and from whom. There are several
conditioning exercises for strength training and speed that are demonstrated
and explained. Each specific long fist sequence is then demonstrated in slow
speed and regular. After that, the martial applications for the steps, kicks,
blocks and strikes are unpacked and played out. And lastly the particular instructor
of that DVD spends time giving final words of encouragement, caution, and vision
for the future. Dr. Yang is the primary instructor in the first DVD that covers
Lian Bu Quan, Gong Li Quan and Tan Tui. Nicholas Yang takes the lead in
presenting Yi Lu Mai Fu, Er Lu Mai Fu, Shi Zi Tang, Xiao Hu Yan, San Lu Pao,
Taizu Changquan, Si Lu Quan, and Si Len Ben Za.
In all sincerity
“Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu 4-DVD Set” is like having a personal Kung Fu
instructor in your home taking you step-by-step through special lessons. This
bundle of DVDs is perfect for the highly motivated learner who desires to gain
some skill in Kung Fu. And it is an excellent instructional set of DVDs for the
seasoned martial artist in another tradition who wants to expand, enrich and intensify
their practice of martial arts. I highly, and happily, recommend this DVD set!
My deep appreciation goes to YMAA
Publication Center, Inc. for providing, upon my request, the free copy of “Shaolin
Long Fist Kung Fu 4-DVD Set” used for this review. The assessments are mine
given without restrictions or requirements (as per Federal Trade Commission’s
16 CFR, Part 255).
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