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Correct Methods for training Punches for precision and power

The Three Basic Punches Method

The three basic punches form the foundation of the Wujido Style.  To remind the student the Wujido Style is popular nomenclature for a unique Shaolin form made up of several Shaolin Styles from the early periods from the 15th and 16th Century primarily with methods and trainings from the original Shaolin period of the Sui and Tang periods.  There is no attempt to modernize the art with the various performance grade wushu styles which are both […]

Wujido 101: Powering up your Front Heel Kick

How to practice a front heel kick

This form of practice utilizes the 5 section method integrating also two additional aspects to the player’s training regime.  One, the development of posted up strength and balance for the platform leg and two, extending and stretching with power to both extend the range of motion of the kicking and posting leg as well as powering up the joint to prevent injuries from explosive extension of your kicks.

Add to this the additional work […]

Wujido 101: Basic Kicking method; the Front Kick

Applying the 5 Section Kick Method

The fundamental kicking methods are four; the front kick, the roundhouse kick, the heel kick, and the back kick.  From these four kicks derive the majority of the advanced dynamic kicks that are common to almost all martial arts styles that utilize kicks as a main feature.  This means Karate, Tae kwon do, Kungfu, Muay Tai, and even Savate and other lesser known styles.

Each style has their own special nuance to the performance […]

Wujido 101: Basic Kicking method; the Round House Kick

There are a few basic movements that come natural using the legs.  There is walking, running, jumping, squatting, and kneeling.  The amazing capacity of the hips and legs to perform almost an infinite variety of movement in dance and sports goes to the amazing capacity of the legs and hips to move to the will and intent of the doer.

However, for those interested in such advanced movements as performed in dance, yoga, martial arts, and sports; it is necessary to […]

Wujido 101: Basic Stance Training; Attention Stance, Open and Close

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For those who have participated in formal training in karate, taekwondo, and other forms of bushido there are formal stances and postures that are part of the training.  Although the attention stance is not generally used so much in kungfu training in America and other places it is valuable as a tool for self-discipline and keeping order in a classroom setting and to display respect to higher ranks in martial arts systems in general.  In […]

Wujido 101: Basic Stance Training; the Balance or Crane Stance

In the beginning of what we call the Shaolin art of Quanfa there were nine exercises.  These nine exercises were the original muscle and tendon changing exercises.  At first these were basic static exercises and as time went on they grew into 12 postures and then 18 postures and from that point through a process of expansion and variation we have the received art which has changed and modified countless times over the years.

Crane

One of the original and most important […]

Wujido 101: Basic Stance Training-Tiger Stretchings its back

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It may appear to the beginner that learning stances is outdated or is not necessary.  This is a great mistake and based on several misunderstandings about the purpose of stance training.  In Kungfu we refer to stance training when  we refer to taking various different poses.  Some of the poses are static and others are not.  To believe the practice is simple and not difficult and not applicable is another great mistake.

 

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Wujido 101: Basic Stance Training-the Horse Stance

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What is the most important stance to train when training in the Shaolin Kungfu (Wushu)?  There is no question that the most important stance is the Horse.  The Horse Stance, called Ma Bu in Chinese and resembles the shape one takes when riding a horse; thus, it is a horse-riding posture.  What may not be well-known is the origin of the horse-riding posture.  Also, in many styles of kungfu there are different variants of the horse-riding […]

Wujido 101: the Down Block

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The three main blocks; up, middle, and down, form the basic blocking system that is derived from the Lohan Shaolin Wushu style and establish the fundamental aspect of defense against various attacks by extending the arms and protecting the body within the area known as the six gates.  The six gates theory will be covered in a subsequent lesson.

The blocks are essentially Low, middle, and high and will serve to block, deflect, redirect, and suppress strikes from […]