Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, 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.