Friday, December 7, 2007

Snake Style #1

Snake preparing to strike

Xiao Yang at Chinese Nationals

Today we begin a study of the movements of the snake as used in martial arts techniques. A powerful figure in mythology, the snake has been widely imitated in it's coiling and fast strikes. The legendary Chang Seng Feng is said to have witnessed a fight between a snake and a crane, and created Tai Chi Chuan from that experiance. There will be another teaser over the weekend, but the really cool stuff will start Monday..

1 comment:

Hand2Hand said...

The same story about the snake and a crane has been used in stories of Wing Chun's origins as well. Just substitute Ng Mui for Chang San Feng.