Tibetan White Crane, Fist Set

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  1. Flying Crane

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    This is the first half of a beginner level set in the Tibetan White Crane System.
    I hope you find it interesting.


     
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  2. _Simon_

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    Awesome, loved it! Can't say I understand forms from other styles but dang I love watching them :). Thanks for posting :)
     
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  3. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I like it

    I once trained with a white crane guy and those windmill-esq swinging arm strikes are a pain to deal with. Best to just get out of the way IMHO
     
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  4. Y.K. Hoh

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    Exemplary precision and power. Love it!
     
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    Like Simon said ( :) ), I have no clue what I’m really watching, but it was pretty cool. I think I understood the uppercuts and elbows though.

    Is that you doing the form?
     
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  6. Flying Crane

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    Yup, that was me from about eight years ago.
    I posted some others that were more recent, from a few months ago. Trying to get everything documented on video for reference. I’ve found that as life takes me in other directions it can be disruptive to my training and I sometimes need to scratch my head a bit to remember some of them.
     
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    If you have specific questions, I will try to answer them.
     
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    I've done a lot of head scratching myself on the aikido koryu katas we don't do so often. Something will come up in class, someone's got a question, and one of the gnomes in my memory bank will wave a hand saying, "Hey, Boss... I think there is a sawari-waza technique set that teaches on that student's question."

    Me, "Yeah? Well, go get me that video file."

    *scratching ensues*
     
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    It could be my gross misunderstanding, but...

    A very good proportion of that set looked like it would make more sense if you were using a blade of some sort.

    Is it supposed to be fully empty hand or does it later translate to work with weapons?
     
  10. Christopher Adamchek

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    Nice, good form
    Also liked how many moves i felt like i could almost see a sword in your hand
     
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  11. Flying Crane

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    It is the first half of our primary beginner level empty-hand set. The rooting and rotational principles that drive the empty hand techniques apply equally well in our weapons sets. So no, this set is not “meant” to be a weapon set, but you have made a good and insightful observation.
     

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