Beijing Chinese Martial Arts Tour - Kung
Class Duration: 1-2 hours
Sanfeng Taiji Class and China Great Travel
1) Open areas of your hotel
2) East of Sacred Bridge in Temple of Heaven
3) The terrace beneath the CCTV Tower
4) Open ground in front of China Social Science Literature
5) Any suitable places per your request
Chang Quan (Long Fist) refers to a number
of Northern Chinese styles characterized by long, extended
movements. Chang Quan or the long-style Chinese Chuan is the
general term for a dozen schools of Chuan. These include:
- Cha Quan (Cha-family Chuan)
- Flower-Style Chuan
- China-Style Chuan,
- Paochui (Cannon Chuan)
- Hong-family Chuan
- Red-Style Chuan
- Shaolin Chuan
- Fanzi Quan (tumbling Chuan)
According to historical records, by the
latter half of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) classifications
of fist fights and Chuan schools and styles had appeared.
This classification became more detailed in the Qing Dynasty.
Ming Dynasty general, Qi Jiguang, and Wushu master Cheng Chongdou
both pointed out the difference between the long-style Chuan
and the short-range fighting. They categorized the 32 stances
practiced by the first Song Dynasty Emperor Taizu (also known
as Zhao Taizu Chang Quan) as the long-style Chuan and the
Mianzhang Chuan as the short one. The modern long range fist-fighting
has programmed into its routine the strong points of the Cha-family,
flower, cannon and red Chuan skills. The basics in the different
forms of hands, hand techniques, footwork, step forms, ways
of maneuvering, stances of the body, movements of the eyes
and legs, balancing, jumping and leaping are standardized
and choreographed in accordance with the direction of movement
of the long-style Chuan. The jumps, leaps, rises and falls
are programmed into different training routines with different
degrees of difficulty, such as the long-style Chuan for beginners
and long-style Chuan for youths.
The main characteristics of the long-style
Chuan are expansiveness and gracefulness in posture and agility
and speed in movement. Long-style boxers fight to the extreme
of their arms' length. They move fast, jump high and far and
combine hardness and softness, fast and slow moves, motions
and stillness. Their movements are clearly rhythmical. Their
generation of energy is powerful and the origin and outlet
of the energy are clear. The bones and ligaments of the long-style
boxers are compatible with their movements and actions.
Chang Quan is more suitable to youngsters
who can enhance strength, speed, agility, elasticity and endurance
through exercise and practice. It helps develop the physique
and teach the techniques and skills in offence and defense.
|10 persons up
What are taught in the class?
The class lasts 1-2 hours and consists
of the following main steps:
1. The brief introduction to the origin, development, classification
and function of Chang Quan (Kung Fu) will be made by your
masters in the class. (10-15 minutes)
Kung Fu Master will present a full demonstration of "to-be-taught"
Chang Quan (Kung Fu).
2. You will be taught according to your age, interest level
and physical aptitude. You can select from a range of class
options. (40-60 minutes)
3. Attending any one of these options will surely raise your
interest in China's Kung fu and will also lay a good foundation
for further study at another time.
4. After each class, competitions will be held to test the
skills you have got from the lesson. The winner will get special
Chinese crafted gifts.