Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Monday, September 21, 2020

Huang XingXian's Five Loosening Exercises

Huang XingXian was a student of Cheng Man Ching.

Originally, he was a White Crane master. While in Taiwan, he met and challenged Cheng Man Ching and lost. Therefore, he became a student of CMC where he mastered the latter's martial art.

He later moved to Malaysia where he taught thousands of students.

Among his own contributions to CMC's art is a set of five "Song Gong" or loosening exercises, which not only loosens the body, but also helps to coordinate upper and lower body movement.

Below is a video of master Huang's Song Gong exercises.


Frank Granovski said...

I don't understand why some egos feel threatened and require the need to challenge others. Sad.

fencer said...

Thanks for this, Rick. I also practice Prof. Cheng's form, so this is interesting to me.


Rick Matz said...

I added these exercises to my own practice a couple of years ago and have since had a huge release in my back, shoulders and neck.