Tag Archive for Wujido

The Real Method of Parry and Punch in Yang Taijiquan

Art by Xiao Yang Harkins

Basic Method of the Punch and Parry

Although the method seems rather straightforward there are many nuances involved.  The first mistake often made is to see the method as expressed in the drawing shown to the left.  Why a mistake?  Because the method of Taijiquan requires the understanding that the end of one technique is the beginning of the next and there is a lot of content following the resolution of the prior method.  Assuming you […]

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 […]

Song of the 8 methods

Song of the 8 Methods

This has been the history of many inner schools.  By providing guidelines in the form of poetry and song these provide a convenient way to memorize the instructions.  Often also the instructions given in this way are also made obscure in order to dumbfound the ignorant and course individuals who often pollute the martial arts world.  By providing riddles and metaphors in the form of song and meter it is possible to pass along extremely […]

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 […]

Bagua: Pre-Heaven and Post-Heaven

Kungfu Secrets Revealed

One of the reasons why there are not as many practitioners of Kungfu here in the United States and quite honestly, even in China there is less and less interest in the modern version of Kungfu referred to in country as Wushu (martial arts) is that many keys to knowledge are hidden away from what they would call “outsiders” and knowledge is deliberately withheld.

Now in some respects it is understandable as some of the secrets […]

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 […]