This is an introductory martial arts course. The course teaches fundamentals of martial arts training as well as principles, philosophies, and formalities.
This course contains videos which teach each of these principles as well as classes in which the student will learn their practical application. Also included are videos which demonstrate how the technique is done in a real life application.
You will learn fundamentals of self defense, proper body motion and alignment, and more.
This lesson covers the informal salute used in Shou' Shu' Kung Fu. Also called the greeting salute.
This salute is a formality used by students and teachers to not only greet one another but also to signify mutual respect among practitioners and the Quan (school) in which lessons are taught.
The lesson explains how to do the salute and also it's usage.
This lesson covers the formal salute. Also called the opening salute.
This salute is used at the beginning and end of each lesson. It conveys a meaning which should be thoughtfully considered at each meeting.
It's secondary purpose is to provide a short ritual in which the student clears the mind and prepares for training. Mentally shedding the stress of the day so that one may give absolute concentration while training.
The hard bow is a forward facing stance. This stance has many uses however it's predominant use is for forward linear power. Shifu Liz explains:
The square horse is a training stance rather than an application stance. It is useful for training but unlike other stances it has very little practical application. The stance is used as a training tool. This tool allows students to practice hand motions without the complication of footwork. Practice is done in the square horse and then that practice is unified with the footwork,
The fighting stance, also called the heel toe stance, is the basic defensive stance. This stance allows the practitioner to maintain an efficient defensive position. this position covers all vital areas and leaves no opening for the opponent. It is a fundamental position for efficient defense.
The first class in the technique Locking Elbow A.
This technique is a defense against a straight punch. It can be done on either side to defend against a straight left or right punch.
The technique also teaches basic principles of Shou' Shu'. These include
These principles form the foundation of learning and develop the natural body motion that is Shou' Shu'
The second class on the locking elbow technique
The third class on locking elbow.
The technique done at fighting speed on an opponent. This is to give a visual demonstration of how the technique will actually be done in a real life situation.
Slow motion demonstration of the technique. This is an easy way to see the whole technique and understand how it works on an opponent.
Slow motion demonstration of the technique facing left
Phil and Liz Weaver have been teaching the ancient art of Shou' Shu' kung fu professionally for nearly 20 years. Over this time frame they have developed teaching systems specifically designed to lead students efficiently through the complexities of this ancient art.
Through doing so they have revived one of the last of the ancient martial arts. An art thought by many to have been lost to history but had been preserved among a small handful of practitioners.
Realizing the many benefits of martial arts training they founded the Sheng Chi Foundation. A non-profit foundation who's mission is not only to preserve the art but also bring it to under served populations so that they may benefit from it's practice. These populations include at-risk youth, soldiers suffering from PTSD, those recovering from addictions, and those generally trying to overcome adversity and lead a better life.
Phil and Liz have run a professional martial arts school since 1995. They teach on a daily basis and have developed methodologies to help people not only with learning the martial art but also in developing the characteristics that lead to success in training and in life.
They are pioneers in developing online martial arts training programs and developed the first online martial arts MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).