Shaolin

少林梅花棍 (Shaolin Meihua Gun - Shaolin Plum Blossom Staff)

The Meihua Quan would have origin from an ancient founder lived in not specify age. It synthesizes the ancient military tactics of our country and it is the quintessence of both Shaolin and Taiji. Meihua Quan is the result of experiences during years and years of study, of transformations and successive experimentations, becoming typical Chinese martial art. Masters of Meihua Quan have a relaxed physical look and are free from rigidity in both thought and body postures. The practice of Meihua Quan can bring several benefits: good health, self-defense skills, enhanced prevention and recovery from illness, and improved mental ability.

Traditionally, the staff is made out of a material called wax wood, rather than bamboo as many people might think. Wax wood is strong, yet flexible, making it ideal as a material for the staff. The staff is fashioned with one thick end as the base and a thinner end near the tip, and is cut to be about the same height as the user.

少林太祖长拳 (Shaolin Taizu Chang Quan - Song Dynasty Emperor Long fist)

People from China's Henan area believe that Taizu Chang Quan was developed in the early Song Dynasty era, under the sponsorship of first emperor Zhao Kuangyin. The Taizu Chang Quan style is characterized by powerful strikes and movements, body shaking, being structurally aligned, postures flowing with coordinated footwork, being very firm and stable both in standing and stepping and is effective in evading, grappling, joint locking, and take-downs.

少林五形八法拳 (Shaolin Wu Xing Ba Fa Quan - Shaolin 5 Animals 8 Methods Fist)

The Five Animal martial arts supposedly originated from the Henan Shaolin Temple. The five animals in the Northern style of Chinese martial arts are the tiger, the crane, the leopard, the snake and the dragon.

少林罗汉十八手 (Shaolin Luohan Shiba Shou - Shaolin 18 Arhat Boxing)

The traditional story of its creation states that it was created by monks in the Shaolin Temple, by observing and imitating the forms and expressions of each Arhat Statue in the temple. Each movement in the art of Arhat Boxing are simple and straight. Each movement represents the simplicity and beauty of the expressions of the Arhat Statues. Each powerful attack is hidden through the movements of Arhat forms.

少林短打拳 (Shaolin Duanda Quan – Shaolin Fighting In Close Quarters Boxing)

少林内功 (把段锦,金刚捣锥,导引) (Shaolin Neigong (Ba Duan Jin, Jingang Dao Zhui, Dao Yin) - Shaoling Qigong)

Shaolin Neigong emphasizes training the coordination of the individual's body with the breath, known as the harmonization of the inner and outer energy, creating a basis for a particular school's method of utilizing power and technique.

Neigong exercises that are part of the neijia tradition involve cultivating physical stillness and or conscious (deliberate) movement, designed to produce relaxation or releasing of muscular tension combined with special breathing techniques. The fundamental purpose of this process is to develop a high level of coordination, concentration and technical skill that is known in the martial arts world as Neijin.