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White Crane Kung Fu from Yong Chun


White Crane Kung Fu was developed and taught in the 17th Century by Fang Qi Niang in Yong Chun, Fujian, China. It has been widely practiced in the area with little modification since then.
In this book Martin Watts gives an overview of the system of White Crane Kung Fu expounding the practices, theory and drills of the style, including a detailed look at San Zhan ( Sanchin's origin ).
He looks at its influence on other styles placed in the context of geography, history and demographic intertia working with original translations of materials until now unpublished in the West.

”This author's work builds a bridge across styles and links the past to the present. Providing a simple way through which to accurately understand the past studies, the technique and philosophy of this style, his work is a wonderful contribution to the current and future generations of this art” (Patrick McCarthy)
Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1. Introduction

Demographic Inertia in Yong Chun White Crane
Research Methodology
The issues of language

Chapter 2. Yong Chun White Crane History
Temples of the South

Chapter 3. Who is Who in Yong Chun
Historical context of the Generations
The first 3 Generations
The legends of ??? f?ng q? niáng
Major active lineages in Yong Chun 20th Century
Gu?n Sh?n ??
Dày? ??
S? Yíng Hàn ? ? ?
Zhèng Xi?o Róng ???

Chapter 4. W?ng G?ng Cí – Yong Chun National Gym Hall
Previous Heads of the Wushuguan
A personal history of the gym by Pan Xiao De
Pan Cheng Miao ???

Chapter 5. W?ng G?ng Cí System Overview
Training priorities
Basics / Fundamentals
Ten Requirements for Resistance ????
Forms / notes
The forms of the W?ng G?ng Cí Wushuguan
S?n zhàn (?? - 3 battles)
San Zhan Movement Names
San Zhan Variations in W?ng G?ng Cí
Hè chì zh?ng ??? 
Hè Zh?o zh?ng ???
Hè tóu zh?ng ? ? ?
Thrusting / Pushing (two dragons snatch a pearl)
Drawing / Pulling
Resistance Training in San Zhan Thrust
Fighting applications
Chinese Perspective on Teaching Applications
Shr San Tai Bau (????) / Shr San Bu Yao (????)
Chu?n x?n zh?ng (???)
Báihè b? f?n (????)
Ba Fen with Partner 
Leg Work
Phased insertion of foot sweep
Duì d? (??) Hit against partner
Additional concepts

Chapter 6. Generic training in all lineages
White Crane Traditional Training Tools
Wu De (??) Martial Ethics / Culture

Chapter 7. Interview with Yan Gong Kan

Chapter 8. Relationships with other styles
Yong Chun White Crane and Wing Chun
Five Ancestors and Great Ancestor
Yong Chun White Crane and Karate
Yao schools (?) Shake
Ba schools (?) Eight
Yao (?) Shake / the evolution of a move
Ryukyu timelines

Chapter 9. Legends, tradition and the Tiandihui

Chapter 10. Books and Theory
White Crane Ancestors Immortal True Techniques
Yong Chun White Crane and the Bubishi
Qi Bu Da – Seven points to avoid hitting

Chapter 11. Yong Chun White Crane and the Bubishi two-man Techniques
Master Chen Jian Feng
Bubishi – Matched Techniqes
Ji?ngj?n bào yìn / ???? / General Holds Stamp
Shu?nglóng xì zh? / ???? / Double Dragon Plays Pearl
Fèng zh?nchì / ?? / Phoenix open wings
H? táo zh? / ??? / Tiger Siezes Pig
M?in? sh?zhu?ng / ???? / Beautiful Girl does make up
Ti? niú rù shí / ??? / Iron Ox enters stone
Chu?n x?n du?n / ??? / Through the Centre short
Xi?ogu? tu? xu? / ???? / Devil removes boot
Dié shu?ngf?i / ??? / Butterfly double fly
D?n fèng zh?oyáng / ???? / Phoenix searches sun
Q?nglóng ch?shu? / ???? / Qing Dragon Leaves Water
H? ch?n y?o / ??? / Tiger Spring Waist
Qi?nj?n zhuìdì / ???? / Thousand Jin Fall ground
B? shu? qiú yú / ???? / Stir water catch fish

Appendix. 1980s account of W?ng G?ng Cí history
The establishment of Yong Chun National Martial Arts Gym