The routine of wu bu quan

Shaolin Forms teach us to maximize the way we live our lives.  

 

once you master forms, you master the art within you more than the movements about you.

What is a form or a routine?

forms or routines are called taolu (套路/tàolù)

A form comprises different stances, footwork patterns, blocking movements, evasive actions, striking and kicking techniques. They represent the real fighting experience of the masters who developed the forms.

WHy is important to learn forms?

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts are holistic systems that have several goals:


Body training (anaerobic endurance, the high physical intensity in a short amount of time, flexibility, and leg dexterity)


Body awareness


Movement and position


Fighting techniques (advance and retreat, defend and counter-attack, jumping and dodging). 

The measure of a martial artist is trying to measure him or herself to get the best out of life. 

They use Martial Arts as a measure since life has none.

Many people that can read cannot comprehend.
Many people that practice their forms do not always know what’s going on.
When you become skillful is when every move becomes useful to you.

What is the connection between forms and body?

forms are patterns of movements combined together which when practiced many times, they ingrain into muscle memory.

The forms are at the core of Martial Arts born from as traditional ways to survive life threatening situations. 

The outcomes of forms practice include muscle memory through blocks and strikes, mind focus on tasks, precision in execution, body power, breathing control, and flow of Qi. In addition, they are a great tool for practicing moving meditation. 

The goal for a form practice is to preserve and pass on to future generations a traditional skill. 

WHy are training forms so important?

Improving physical fitness and self-defense can make people physically and mentally exercised. The practice has proved that external energy can benefit joints, strengthen muscles, bones, and physique.
Internal energy management, channel meridians, spiritual adjustment, and martial arts exercises pay attention to regulating the breath, mental activities, controlling inner environment balance, regulating Qi and blood, and improving body function
Physical fitness helps one overcome the negative evasion barrier when encountering strong hands and exercise bravery, fearlessness, and tenacity during a fight. 
After long-term training, people can cultivate the right habits and morals of hard work, courage, tenacity, open-mindedness, studiousness, enterprising, and creating a beautiful enjoyment.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Bruce Lee

Why is training WU BU QUAN (五步拳) form so important?

The "Wu Bu Quan Taolu" translates as "The Five Stances Form." It is the fundamental Shaolin Quan routine for beginners. Although it is a concise routine, the perfection of this Wu Bu Quan is not effortless.
Physical fitness in the form of flexibility, agility, power, speed, and the balance must develop during the physical phase to execute the technical requirements of the Wu Bu Quan. In addition, including reverse abdominal breathing in practice will develop the Qi (internal energy), resulting in explosive movements.
To increase the difficulty of the routine, where balance and sensory acuity becomes an essential part of the training, practice blindfold.

The Shaolin temple YUNNAN curriculum path

The Shaolin kung fu levels of development are based on the duanwei system (professional grading), not on the belt system, which is specific for karate practitioners

level 1 routines

1. Wu Bu Quan (The Five Stances Routine)

2. Lian Huan Quan  (Chain Fist Boxing Routine)

3. 1st Duanwei Routine & Duilian (Duilian means two people fighting)

level 1 EXAMINATION

1st Duanwei Routine & Duilian (Duilian means two people fighting)

The 1st duanwei examination is organized by
the Shaolin temple Yunnan & the international Shaolin wushu federation.

F.O.R.M.S. can be seen as an acronym.
F. stands for FIGHT. The sequence of moves in a form has practical applications in combat. Shifu will teach applications of the move sequence, but you will discover new applications the longer you practice.
O. stands for ORDER. A form is a set sequence performed is a set order.
R. stands for REPETITION. A form requires perseverance in practice. The more you repeat the moves, the more they become part of yourself. They will be ingrained into your muscle memory.
M. stands for MEMORY. When you practice a form you will engage not only your muscle memory but also your mind. Therefore, the forms practice will train your body and mind, helping to re-establish the connection between the body and mind.
S. stands for SKILL. The more repetitions for your form, the higher your Martial arts skill.

Every success story to come from the SHAOLIN TEMPLE, big or small, has relied on thE formula G.A.S., Grit, Action, Support! Your success story will be too.

Grit is the foundation; in other words, perseverance, dedication, determination, diligence, the strength of character, and courage.Every person's journey is different, but you will never succeed without grit.
Action is how you bring your skills to life! It's how you get the work done. Through action steps, you move your life and health forward massively.
Support means having access to world-class teachers, authentic knowledge, and resources to keep you from wasting precious time. Support helps you overcome all the obstacles and dark corners you'll encounter along the way.
Remember, time waits for no man!

authentic knowledge & expertise, honesty, transparency & care about the achievement of our students

We built the Shaolin Wu Bu Quan Routine Online course because we saw too many people having major issues with body coordination and proper routines practice.

We built it because we saw many people lost in so-called authentic learning and knowledge for Martial Arts Basic skills and traditional forms.

We also built it because we were tired of the noise and smoke of all the overpriced, hyped-up, and ineffective courses and programs out there. They are taking advantage of people who didn't know whom to trust.

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What you will find in the SHAOLIN TEMPLE WU BU QUAN ROUTINE Online course

In-depth video courses taught by Shifu Shi Yanjun, an expert you can trust.

Inside the Online Course, you’ll find high-quality video instruction from Shifu Shi Yanjun and experts on the traditional form of Wu Bu Quan. Apart from the form, you will learn about Hands and Eyes Training, Hands stances (palm, fist, and hook), and an intro to Stances (Ma Bu, Gong Bu, Xie Bu, Pu Bu, Xu Bu). In addition, we also introduce a sequence for Warm-Up before the form practice. 

The modules include assignments for you to practice at home (where applicable). 

You will receive formal Certification* (*Certification section). 

Our instructors include Shifu Shi Yanjun, Shi Yanbo (Dr. Rhea Du), and Shi Hengyi (Lukasz Duszak). Special thanks to Shifu Shi Hengsen, 35th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk, for the Combat Application section of the routine.

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The topics of study are organized in two Modules containing videos covering specific knowledge.
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WHAT students WILL RECEIVE

DETAILED CURRICULUM

MODULE 1: warm-up

learning topic 1: active rest position
learning topic 2: stretching

Neck stretching (explanation & practice)

Shoulders stretching (explanation & practice)

Torso stretching (explanation & practice)

Back stretching (explanation & practice)

Hamstrings stretching (explanation & practice)

Knees stretching (explanation & practice)

Ankles stretching (explanation & practice)

learning topic 3: traditional standard plank
learning topic 4: TRADITIONAL STANDARD Push-up
learning topic 5: Skipping Rope
learning topicS 6: It's all about balance
learning topic 7: Body Relaxation

MODULE 2: hands & eyes TRAINING

learning topic 1: relaxing shoulders  

Introduction

Sinking & Raising the Shoulders (explanation & practice)

Closing Forward & Opening Backward the Shoulders (explanation & practice)

Turning Forward & Backward the Shoulders (explanation & practice)

Turning Alternatively the Shoulders (explanation & practice)

 

learning topic 2: wrist movement

Introduction

Circling the Wrists Exercise (explanation & practice)

Lifting the Wrists Exercise (explanation & practice)

 Bending the Wrists Upward Exercise (explanation & practice)

 

learning topic 3: leading the eyes movement techniques

Shaking the Wrists with Eyes Coordination (explanation & practice)

Leading the Eyes Movement Coordination

 

Module 3: hands stance

learning topic 1: palm

Types of Palms

Parts of the Palm

Stationary Varieties of Palms

Palms Varieties in Movement

learning topic 2:  fist
learning topic 3:  hook

Module 4: stances

learning topic 1: ma bu (horse stance)

What is Ma Bu?

Challenge Ma Bu

learning topic 2: Gong bu (bow stance)

What is Gong Bu?

Challenge Gong Bu

learning topic 3: pu bu (crouching stance)

What is Pu Bu?

Challenge Pu Bu

learning topic 4: xie bu (resting stance)

What is Xie Bu?

Challenge Xie Bu

learning topic 5: xu bu (empty stance)

What is Xu Bu?

Challenge Xu Bu

Module 5: the routine of wu bu quan

learning topic 1: demonstration of the routine

Slow Demo

Regular Form Demo

learning topic 2: form movements explanation

Ready Position

Starting Movement

ASSIGNMENT 1

Cut a Palm Left with a Low Pu Bu Stance

ASSIGNMENT 2

ASSIGNMENT 3

Rush the Right Fist in a Gong Bu Stance

ASSIGNMENT 4

Defend the Head and Rush a Fist in a Ma Bu Stance

ASSIGNMENT 5

ASSIGNMENT 6

Rush a Fist Left in a Xie Bu Stance

ASSIGNMENT 7

Piercing Palm Left in a Lower Pu Bu Stance

ASSIGNMENT 8

ASSIGNMENT 9

Block a Palm in a Right Xu Bu Stance

ASSIGNMENT 10

Perform Wu Bu Quan Routine on the Right Side

Finish Movement

ASSIGNMENT 11

ASSIGNMENT 12

ASSIGNMENT 13

ASSIGNMENT 14

ASSIGNMENT 15

ASSIGNMENT 16

ASSIGNMENT 17

learning topic 3: Breathing
learning topic 4: Combat Applications of the Routine

What's next

In addition, you will receive two bonus videos Lian Huan Quan (demo – slow and fast with power), the second fist form of Shaolin Kung Fu. 

This is the next step in the Shaolin Warrior learning path. 

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*On completing successfully the course, you can receive formal certification.

All the certifications are digital versions that you can print at home. 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

When you complete the course you will receive a formal Certificate of Completion from the International Shaolin Wushu Federation. This certification is worldwide recognized as an expert body in Martial Arts. This certification is included in the course fee. 

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

When you complete the course you can achieve a formal Certificate of Achievement from the Shaolin Temple Yunnan and International Shaolin Wushu Federation. To receive this certification you are required to submit a video sample of a routine you perform from the course. 

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HOW WILL THIS WORKBOOK HELP YOU?

The workbook covers all the Wu Bu Quan routine steps towards left and right, including photos of the movements, fighting application, and breathing in 61 pages. The information is presented into bite-size pieces for better understanding. In addition, the workbook includes seventeen assignments on how to practice the routine at home for perfect execution.

What are the advantages of using a workbook?

People can work independently.
Workbooks provide a solid education.
They can fill in educational gaps.
They are some people’s preferred methods of learning.
They are an excellent resource for teaching others.
It can be taken everywhere to accompany the practice session.

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COMMON QUESTIONS

We get asked these a lot.

This class is ideal for everyone.  From complete beginner to advanced practitioner, for the person who if performs well the stances can achieve certification to be able to teach this particular module; for the person that has failed to get up from a comfortable couch over and over because it is old, fat, uncoordinated and embarrassed to exercise.  For the person who cannot find the motivation to work alone or the person who gets bored quickly because exercise is not fun and the entrepreneur that’s burning the candle at both. The corporate executive who lives from the hotel room into a hotel room. The friend that can never commit to going out because it is tired at the end of the day. The guy that always buys something with the thought will do the trick, canceling, and post pointing. The mom or dad finds excuses for not finding the time in a busy schedule as a full-time parent. So, let’s FIND THE TIME! Human adults need to get their sh*t together to live a free life where they have control over the only thing which belongs to them: their own body.

Well, this class is not suitable for the person who is looking to learn advanced Kung Fu in 2 weeks and get certified as a teacher. The friend who has its mind about what is best as exercise, the one that is looking for fighting. For this type of class, you can join our other courses. If you subscribed to our Shaolin Path or Bundle Membership you should not buy this course. 

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