Huang Feihong Nan Quan DVD Series
Performed and explained by Chen Nian’en
About the Performer: Chief coach of the Wushu team of Brunei.
Chief coach of Huang Feihong Wushu Gymnasium.
Fourth successor of Huang Feihong’s Wushu.
Huang Feihong is a representative Hongquan master at the end of the Qing Dynasty. Routine I of Feihong Quan is a set of basic boxing skills passed down by Huang Feihong. Its specialty is one form with more hands, changing your hands many times in one step, and many short skills. Hand techniques include fist, claw, hook, and kinds of elbow and bridge techniques. “Bridge techniques” is a special hand posture used in Nan Quan (Southern Style Boxing), which is formed by a straight or bow arm to fold, coil, and cut. Such methods are for attack and defense. This basic boxing skill uses sound and exhaling to add strength, helping boxing potential by “crying out to make the clouds and wind change their colors, and punching to make the mountains collapse.”
Routine II of Feihong Quan
Routine II of Feihong Quan is a primary boxing skill to practice making sounds and breathing, so as to practice power by sound and qi. This boxing skill stresses a firm stance on the ground as taking root with straight and elegant body form. There are three forms of thrusting the fist and applying power: applying force rapidly, applying force in a short distance, and applying force at an even speed.
Yongchun Quan is one of the traditional routines in Southern Wushu. As it is said, it was created by Master Wumei from Southern Shaolin. He specially set it up for his excellent student Yongchun. It is a kind of boxing skill which is still a favorite exercise for Wushu lovers around the world.
Yongchun Quan has been handed down in Foshan for ages and has produced many excellent masters in it. Ye Wen and Bruce Lee were from Shunde, Foshan, and were a major contribution in promoting Wushu. The skill characteristics of Yongchun Quan are that the arm should be bent and stay at the middle to defend the important parts of the body.
It bases itself upon actual combat, with major characteristics of changeable forms, agility in use, and short strength. It enables the boxer to grasp chances to fight back. The fists go out at an impressive speed. It is practiced with both strong and soft strength and alternating fast and slow speeds.
Feihong Double Armguard Broadsword
Among the many sets of boxing and weapons that Huang Feihong passed down, the Feihong Double Armguard Broadsword is a typical set of the southern school weapons. The main features of Feihong Double Armguard Broadsword are concluded as practical in combat, careful in arrangement. It stresses a firm stance with a lower center of gravity. It emphasizes the stake, the change of advancing and retreating, and the raising and lowering of body movements. The movements of leaning, jumping, dodging, and turning are practiced through the waist and legs. It is a perfect coordination of body, hands, and broadswords.
Buddhist Arhat Boxing
It is said that Buddhist Arhat Boxing was passed down by a Lama from Tibet to a dignitary with Nanlin Temple in Guangzhou. Afterwards, it was accepted by Southern WuLin (Wushu circle) and became one of the Southern Boxing (Nan Quan). It consists of extending movements, changeful hand techniques, forceful punches, and fast footwork. It is an essential combination of southern boxing techniques and northern leg techniques, so it is simple and easy to use for actual combat.
Thirty-eight Forms of Jinglong Life-Enhancing Method
There is a saying in southern Wushu: “Merge the boxing and qi into one.” It means that the boxing originates from the qi. Therefore, the Nanquan players must practice internal exercises for life-enhancing. The Jinglong Life-enhancing Method is combined with the essentials of the internal exercises of Buddha school, Sun-style Taijiquan, Wu-style Taijiquan, Liuhequan (Six Conformities Boxing) and so on. It forms the unique South Boxing Life-enhancing Kung Fu. It emphasizes abdominal respiration settling qi to Dantian and massaging the acupuncture points by energy. It has good effects on improving the function of the heart and veins, respiratory and digestive systems, and accelerating metabolism.
Specifications: NTSC, All Zones
Language: Mandarin Chinese
2 subtitles (Simplified Chinese/ English)