A Brief Introduction to Fujian White Crane Kung Fu
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu, once known as Tiger Crane Combination Kung Fu comes from Fujian Province in China. Fujian Province is famous throughout China for its flamboyant, fierce and efficient White Crane Kung Fu styles. For the sake of simplicity, it is known as Fujian White Crane Kung Fu in the West. It is the complete system of White Crane (the tiger stance providing a strong base for the more flamboyant hand techniques of the crane).
Created by a female martial artist called Fang Qi Niang it incorporates fighting principles to suit every body type and personality, and has a defense to counter various attacks. The characteristics of this style are deep rooted stances, intricate hand techniques and fighting mostly at close range.
Because of its complexity, the system is often known as a “scholar’s style”, suitable for students who wish to take their skill to the highest possible level. The efficiency and practicality of the Crane system is such that a number of other styles have borrowed elements of this style to make those styles more effective.
The Crane is a Chinese symbol of happiness and longevity and Crane style exercises are renowned in China for improving the general wellbeing of the practitioner. As well as the muscle groups, Fujian White Crane Kung Fu exercises increase flexibility, improve lung capacity, strengthen the joints and increase bone density.
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