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.
The Shun Wu Tang system consists of 3 major influential styles:
Tai Tsu Chuan – Grand Emperor Style
Luohan Chuan – Enlightened one Style
Dazun Chuan – DaMo/Bodhidharma revered Style
While these three are the major influential styles in the Shun Wu Tang System, there are quite a few other styles that contribute to the school of movement. Chin Na (Chinese grappling, trapping and seizing) and Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) contribute to this list, as well as Bai He (White Crane), Tai Chi Chuan (Grand Ultimate fist), Bagua Zhang (8 trigram palm), Xing Yi Chuan (Form/Intention fist) and a few others. Add to this list Western Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Military Chin Na and Shuai Jiao, that Master Su has studied, and you have a very comprehensive, “complete”system.
All instructors in South Africa,also come from unique backgrounds consisting of various martial arts such as: Goju Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Jujitsu, Ninjitsu, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Aikijitsu, Amok knife fighting, Escrima and Kail, and various forms of Chinese Martial Arts. Put all these combined years of experience together and you have the largest collection of martial knowledge and skills available, under one organisation: Shun Wu Tang Martial Arts Academy.