The Nine principles of Shun Wu Tang
yìng gōng zhí jìn
Advance/drive hastily, strike forcefully
xiāo shǎn cè jí
Evade the attack (and nullify its force), counter-strike from the side
gāng róu bìng jì
Couple force (hardness, attack) with flexibility (soft, defence, evade)
zhèn shēn dǒu jìn
Amplification of force with torque (twisting/shaking the body from feet to hip to hand)
tūn jiān fàng jiǎ
Swallow (hold down) the shoulders, release the shoulder blades
sì diǎn jīn zhèng
Alignment of the 4 golden points
luò dì shēng gēn
Feet rooted in the ground (deep, steadfast stances)
fǎn shè jìn bèi
Amplification of force with bi-directional/counter-directional movements (e.g. pulling the opponent towards you while forcing a strike)
xū nǐ qíng jìng
The Martial Code or Conduct
Zun Jing 尊敬 Respect
Qian Xu 谦逊 Humility
Xin Yong 信用 Trust
Rong Yu 榮譽 Honor
Dao De 道德 Virtue
The Wu De is the warrior code by which all true martial artists live by. It is the guiding principles that help shape the life of a martial artist. While many modern day businessmen will argue that this is a silly romance, for those who love the martial arts and love the principles it teaches and instills in them, this code becomes the rules. This is what separates the real warrior from an attention seeking bully. The real battles are fought within. The prize is not a trophy or medal or belt, the real prize peace, in every sense of the word.
The following article is an excerpt from the August 1992 issue of Inside Kung Fu Magazine…
“The World Kuoshu Championship has earned a reputation as the most violent and bloody martial arts event known to man. But with the years has come a mellowing in the traditional attitude, and with it a relaxing of the rules.
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The Ten Laws of Kung -Fu are non-religious, and transcend all cultures and races, i.e. people of any culture and race would agree that they promote values that are worthy and desirable. Laws, in the Lo Han Kung – Fu tradition, are not meant to be punitive or restrictive, but as practical means to help students achieve set aims and objectives; in this case to help them attain the best possible results in practising Lo – Han Kung – fu for combat efficiency, joyful living, and mind expansion.
Shun Wu Tang rules:
Being a composite school, Shun Wu Tang employs the principles of many systems and styles, both hard and soft, internal and external, Yin and Yang. While Luohan Chuan/Quan is the elementary style of Shaolin Warrior monks and has given birth to many other styles, these other styles also contribute to the SWT system.
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