Wulong Quan (Black Dragon Fist)


Level 1 - Jingang Bashi (8 Essential Methods)

Foundational conditioning with emphasis on basic Subak kicks and the Jingang Bashi. The Jingang Bashi are 8 methods first practiced as individual techniques, then freeform combinations.

Terminology

Warmup

Stances (Jaseh)

Kicks (Cha Gi)


Form - Jingang Bashi (8 Essential Methods)

  1. Cheng Chui (Punter’s Fist)
  1. Basic: straight punch.
  2. Advanced: ☰ Qián, the Creative (Lion/Heaven)
  1. Chuang Zhang (Drilling Palm)
  1. Basic: rotating/dropping palm strike.
  2. Advanced: ☵ Kǎn, the Abysmal (Snake/Water)
  1. Pi Shan Zhang (Mountain Splitting Palm)
  1. Basic: overhead chop followed by a lifting strike.
  2. Advanced: ☶ Gèn, the Still (Mountain/Bear) 
  1. Xiang Long Shi (Taming Dragon Posture)
  1. Basic: large vertical uppercut.
  2. Advanced: ☴ Zhèn, the Arousing (Thunder/Dragon)
  1. Fu Hu Shi (Taming Tiger Posture)
  1. Basic: large sweeping arm snare followed by a piercing palm.
  2. Advanced: ☴ Xun, the Gentle (Wind/Phoenix)
  1. Tan Ma Zhang (Sneaking Palm)
  1. Basic: two light plucking movements followed by a heavy palm strike.
  2. Advanced: ☲ Li, the Clinging (Fire/Rooster)
  1. Hu Bao Chui (Tiger Embracing Fist)
  1. Basic: full body drop followed by a springing horizontal punch.
  2. Advanced: ☷ Kun, the Receptive (Earth/Qilin)
  1. Quan Bao Zhang (Great Embracing Palm)
  1. Basic: opening and closing lateral circles.
  2. Advanced: ☱ Dui, the Joyous (Marsh/Monkey)


Level 2 - Xiao Jia (Small Form)

Emphasis: Patient energy, heavy power.

Terminology

Warmup

Footwork

Basics

Kicks

Applications

Form - Xiao Jia (Small Form)


Level 3 - Kuai Tao (Fast Form)

Emphasis: Lively energy, constant movement.

Terminology

Warmup

Footwork

Basics

Kicks

Applications

Form - Kuai Tao (Fast Form)

Level 4 - Chilseong Hyung (7 Star Form)

Emphasis: Variable energy, unpredictable tempo changes.

Terminology

Basics

Kicks

Applications

Form - Chilseong Samro Hyeong (Seven Star Form #3)


Level 5 - Specialization and Philosophy

Students select one of three styles to focus on first, as well as study specific Daoist philosophical works.

Kicks

Applications

Philosophy Reading


Spec 1 - Bajiquan

Bajiquan focuses on body conditioning and power strikes, as well as subtle hybrid forms.

Liu Da Kai - “Six Big Openings”

Baji employs six general strategies to open an opponent’s “door,” which refers to the defenses they create with their arms. The Liu Da Kai are not specific techniques, but six types of body movement concepts.

Forms


Spec 2 - Piguazhang

Piguazhang incorporates techniques and applications from Xingyi, and integrates especially well with the practice of Bagua.

Basics

Xingyi Five Elements

Forms

Spec 3 - Hwarang Do

Hwarang Do is the classical practice of Subak, also called Soo Bahk Do. Beyond intense physical training and live combat, the Hwarang method develops stillness in motion and deep philosophical development.

Terminology

Demonstrations

Classical Subak requires practitioners to develop their own techniques and feats of skill for the purposes of public demonstration.

Forms

The complimentary forms to the Yukro. Each is extremely short, and is well suited to older practitioners for developing strong bones and ligaments.