White Crane Gate – Feeding Crane Boxing
Bai He Men Shi He Quan
The White Crane Gate – Feeding Crane Boxing system (Bai He Men Shi He Quan) from Taiwan has been passed down unchanged in the Liu family. This system contains a complete and traditional curriculum, including power development (kung li), forms, application, chi’ gong, body conditioning, as well as herbal medicine and other traditional practices. The authentic Feeding Crane Kung Fu applications are a key to unlock the many secrets within traditional forms and techniques that have been lost in time.
Master Liu says Feeding Crane is strictly for self-defense, and more specifically, when one’s life hangs in the balance. The applications, techniques and preparation for Feeding Crane are geared toward inflicting devastating and overwhelming self-defense techniques that would totally render any assailant incapable of an assault. White Crane / Feeding Crane Kung Fu is believed to be the grandfather to many Okinawan systems that were influence by its techniques in the early part of the century and brought from China to Okinawa helping to lay the foundation and development of many of the original forms of Okinawan Karate.
Through Master Liu, TMAI introduces the Feeding Crane system and explain its relationship to other White Crane disciplines such as Flying Crane, Whooping Crane, and Sleeping Crane. He will teach several short-power exercises (“gung li”) which develop the ability to deliver the incredible kinetic shock that is characteristic of Feeding Crane technique. You will be introduced (with plenty of hands-on and partnered work) to a collection of applications and training practices from the Feeding Crane system, ranging from gentle redirections to brutal counters, locks, breaks, and throws. Fundamental forms including 3 Battles (Samchien/Sanchin) will also be taught. These training methods and power generation drills should be of particular interest to Okinawan and Japanese karate practitioners, as well as students of Chinese Martial Arts traditions.