Grandmaster Tse’s Chùn Yuén Diaries 俊元日記 7

Shàolín Quán 少林拳 – Shàolín Fist, passed down to many people and spread out to many areas as these people passed on their skills.

History and Name

Part 7

After many generations these skills have developed into many different styles of Kung Fu. For instance, in Guǎngdōng 廣東 – Canton, there are five major styles: Hóng 洪, Liú刘, Cài 蔡, Lǐ 李, Mò 莫 and Wing Chun 詠春拳. Even Wing Chun came from Shàolín and was developed by the Shàolín nun Ng Mui 五枚. Our Chùn Yuén Quán 俊元拳 also originated from Shàolín Quán and was passed to the Běijīng 北京 opera actor Wáng Píng 王平. He passed it down to my Sīfú 師父, Wu Chun Yuen 武俊元. My Sīfú also learnt some skills from another teacher who as far as I know was called Wú Rén 胡仁 and unfortunately, there are not many stories about him. I only know for sure that he taught my Sīfú the form Wǔ Hǔ Duàn Mén Dāo 五虎斷門刀 – Five Tigers Breaking the Gate Dāo. There must have been some connection with my Sīgōng 師公 – Grandteacher, Wáng Píng, as the beginning of Five Tigers Breaking the Gate Dao is the same very like the beginning of Xíng Shǒu 行手 – Style Hand, and in most of the forms, the beginning part is quite similar. As I know, Wáng Píng created the White Crane Sword. The Green Dragon Sword and White Crane Sword are more like opera performances they are very similar.

Xing Shou by Grandmaster Tse