Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30

Thread: Glory of Kungfu course preparation

  1. #1
    Markus Kahila's Avatar
    Markus Kahila is offline Sifu Markus Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    1,800

    Glory of Kungfu course preparation

    Dear all,


    The upcoming Glory of Kungfu -course at the 2018 Winter Camp will be a very special course, and requires preparation from all participants.

    At the course, Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit will transmit the essence of all of the following arts, representing the true depth of Shaolin Kungfu:






    To help participants prepare for the course, the Shaolin Nordic instructors will be posting additional videos here on this thread of all the above arts / sets.

    We will include run-troughs of all the sets in slow motion, so that it will be easier for participants to pick up the intricacies of the patterns / techiniques in their respective sets.



    The first video will arrive later this month, and we will be posting content throughout the rest of the year.



    To apply for the event, please contact Sifu Markus or Sifu Nessa of Shaolin Nordic directly:

    markus@shaolin-nordic.com
    nessa@shaolin-nordic.com



    Click here for course details.




    Of course, this thread is also meant for discussion regarding the kungfu course, so all your questions and input are most welcome!


    With a Shaolin salute,
    Markus Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  2. #2
    Markus Kahila's Avatar
    Markus Kahila is offline Sifu Markus Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    1,800

    Flower Set, clip 1

    Ok, let’s get this going!



    As mentioned, these videos posted on this thread are meant for preparation for the Glory of Kungfu -course to be held at the 2018 Shaolin Winter Camp. We’ll post a clip every few days, which are meant to make it easier for the participants to pick up the footwork, movements and patterns of the five sets. It bears to mention that these are deliberately performed slowly with emphasis on form - the applications and the essence of these arts will be taught at the course.


    This thread is also for discussion regarding the sets / arts, so if you have any questions or comments, fire away!





    We’ll start off with the Shaolin Flower Set, which is a long set but contains a fair amount of repetition, so it's one of the easier ones to learn. This section is for the first force training part:

    Shaolin Flower Set - Part 1, force training 1




    Here’s the Flower Set set performed by Grandmaster Wong:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pdMC2Jji8E



    Here’s the Flower Set set picture series with pattern names:

    http://shaolin.org/video-clips-6/flo.../pictures.html






    See you soon with more clips!


    Best wishes,
    Markus Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  3. #3
    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Espoo, Finland
    Posts
    377

    Glory of Kungfu - Video clip number 2

    Here is video clip number 2 of the Flower Set!

    (Remember that the set is purposefully done in a very slow manner, for your convenience in making the learning of the sets easier. If you want to see the set in full speed and force, please see the links above.)

    Flower Set part 2:

    https://youtu.be/OkWYCLvZ62U


    Have fun practicing!


    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  4. #4
    Markus Kahila's Avatar
    Markus Kahila is offline Sifu Markus Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    1,800

    Flower Set, clip 3

    And here we go, ciip 3 of the Flower Set, which is the second force training part of the set.


    Please note that this part is performed facing "south", whereas the set started facing "north". In these clips, we will be changing camera angles in order to provide the clearest view to different patterns / forms. But for the correct orientation at any given point in the set, you can always check Sifu's full video of it!






    Shaolin Flower Set - Part 3, force training 2


    Here’s the Flower Set set performed by Grandmaster Wong:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pdMC2Jji8E



    Here’s the Flower Set set picture series with pattern names:

    http://shaolin.org/video-clips-6/flo.../pictures.html






    Best wishes,
    Markus Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  5. #5
    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Espoo, Finland
    Posts
    377

    Flower Set, clip 4

    Here is clip 4 of the Flower Set!




    Shaolin Flower Set - Part 4



    Here’s the Flower Set set performed by Grandmaster Wong:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pdMC2Jji8E



    Here’s the Flower Set set picture series with pattern names:

    http://shaolin.org/video-clips-6/flo.../pictures.html


    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  6. #6
    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Espoo, Finland
    Posts
    377

    Flower Set

    The Flower Set with Pattern Names link above was broken. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

    Here is the correct link:

    http://shaolin.org/video-clips-6/flo.../pictures.html



    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  7. #7
    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Espoo, Finland
    Posts
    377

    Flower Set, clip 5

    Here is the Flower Set clip 5! It is sequence 1 of the set.

    Enjoy!


    Flower Set clip 5


    Happy practice,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  8. #8
    Markus Kahila's Avatar
    Markus Kahila is offline Sifu Markus Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    1,800

    Announcement

    Dear family / visitors,



    Great news! As we'll be publishing slow-motion videos of all the Glory of Kungfu -course sets, Sifu has kindly offered to write a commentary of every clip we'll post to highlight the intricacies of these great arts!


    We'll be publishing Sifu's commentaries right here on this thread. First installment coming soon...



    Best wishes,
    Markus Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  9. #9
    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Espoo, Finland
    Posts
    377

    Introduction to the Flower Set

    Sifu has very kindly offered us commentaries on each video clip we have made.
    So here is the first one: Introduction to the Flower Set


    Developing Internal Force in Flower Set




    One of the most beautiful sets I learned in Uncle Righteousness’ lineage is the Flower Set.

    This set was the specialty of two of the five Shaolin Elders, Ng Mui and Miew Hein, the most senior and the most junior. I also learned another Flower Set from Sifu Choe Hoong Choy.

    I believe the Flower Set from Sifu Choe Hoong Choy was related to the one practiced by Ng Mui, and the Flower Set from Uncle Righteousness was relat4d to the one practiced by Miew Hein. I combined the two sets into one, and first taught it in January 2011 in Saariselka, Finland. It is wonderful that I shall teach the Flower Set again in January 2018 at the Winter Camp.

    There are two parts in the Flower Set. The first part, called “ta-chong”, develops internal force. I recalled that so much internal force was developed at the 2011 course in Saariselka that I had to stop for half an hour, and course participants, still in their T-shirts (as it was warm in the training hall), went out into the open to enjoy the Lapland wintry cold.

    The four combat sequences, called "ta-sai-moon". are special. Each one sequence is sufficient to end combat.

    I shall discuss them as Nessa reveals the combat sequences.

    <End>



    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


  10. #10
    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Espoo, Finland
    Posts
    377

    Swimming Dragon Plays With Water

    Here is Sifu's second commentary on the Flower Set!


    Swimming Dragon Plays with Water

    Not many people know that one of the specialties of the Flower Set is dim mark, or dotting energy points to immobilize opponents from further fighting. This is found in the first of the fours sequences of the Flower Set, called for convenience “Swimming Dragon Plays with Water”.

    Even if one does not know dim mark, practicing the sequence fluently and applying it in free sparring, is sufficient to end combat. It is worthwhile to know that the techniques here are in the “no-defence-direct–counter” category. In other words, the attack techniques already incorporate defence.

    There is some shifting of footwork in this sequence. The secret will be taught at the Winter Camp in Janaury 2018.

    <End>

    Next we will be moving on to the video clips again!


    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


Similar Threads

  1. Restoring the Glory of Kungfu
    By Markus Kahila in forum Articles and Popular Topics
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 7th January 2012, 08:01 PM
  2. Dispelling ignorance and restoring the glory of Kungfu
    By Ronan in forum Other Styles of Kungfu
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 29th May 2006, 04:47 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •