Re: Hansuki (Tiger Form)
Originally Posted by RevIV
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RE: The opening technique and the form in general:
The form "Hansuki/honsuki/hontsuki" is known to have been taught to Prof. Nick Cerio during one of his visits to Hawaii to train with Prof. William Kwai Sun Chow. The form was taught to him by Prof. William Chun Sr. The form as it is taught today in the shaolin Kempo style stems from that lineage.
The form as it is taught is as I refer to it "The most commonly incorrectly done form in the system". Because most people do not know the sources that comprised the form in it's present format.
To the best of my knowledge, Prof.Cerio was the person who changed the format of the form. n all proability, he simply did not remember who the form originally went or decided to include other aspects of his training with Prof. Chow in honor of what he had learned from Chow. The breathing exercise at the beginning of the form stems from James Mitose's "kosho ryu yoga breathing exercises" taught in Mitose's second book "What is true self defense". The technique that Shaun mentioned was one of Prof. Chow's techniques and was included in the present version and is not seen in the original form still taught by William Chun Jr. In all probability it was prof Cerio that altered the original format of the form. BTW, many times when Prof. Cerio saw someone do hansuki in tournament competition, he would normally have them scored within the first minute of the form because they would incorrectly do the breathing exercises! NOTE: Fred Villari DID NOT learn the form from Nick Cerio. He actually learned it from Prof. Cerio's brother,Frank, after Villari had left the Cerio organization.
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