Mei hua quan (Plum Blossom Kung fu) is a style oringinated in Northern China (Shandong, Hebei, Henan) and popular among farmers in China. Mei hua quan alternates fast and slow movements and soft and hard movements.
The Shaolin way of life is about improving the physical and spiritual well-being of humanity. Shaolin has a long history and it is our intention to preserve the tradition of the style through practice and teaching to our students. Shaolin is a group of styles with the same geographic orignin.
Wudang Kung fu, Wudang quan, generally includes the disciplines Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, several Wudang-Styles, and the use of various weapons .Wudang Kung fu is based on Daoist theories, such as Yin and Yang and the combination of action and non-action. Wudang boxing uses soft and continuos movements and aims to flexibility.
Bagua is an internal style of Chinese martial arts,that utilizes manly palm techniques, rather than punches. Forms develop in circle, with continuos twisting, spirals, and changes of direction. Bagua Zhang allows to fight with 8 opponents at once.
Qi Gong is composed of static or dynamic exercises associated with a normal or reverse breathing. These exercises are said to have positive impacts on many different aspects of health: reinforcement and flexibility of the body, fortification of the heart, regulation of the digestive system, calming of emotions and stress management, arthritis and rheumatism, bodily functions.
Imitating the movement of a drunken person, causes confusion in the opponent by giving the appearance of losing balance and by moving in an unpredictable way. The agile footwork enables the exponent to totter, sway and fall without harm, rise up onto the tips of his toes and then drop to low, crouched positions, confusing the opponent.
These styles were creating by imitating the movements of animals and insects. When practicing animal styles, it is important to imitate also the expressions of the animals, not just their movements. Mind, body, and spirit should identify with the animal represented.