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Yellow Sash Level 3 Welcome and Info

Welcome back! If this is the first page you have landed on or you have not yet looked at the Emei Shan Page first and then return here. If you are here on purpose; congratulations on passing your White Sash and achieving Yellow Sash! Now your Kung Fu training starts looking more like Kung Fu and it requires a small change in thinking and training. It is up to you to both, find what this is and then change. You may find a clues to what you need on this page....

I (Sijo) will cover a few very important concepts on this level without loosing sight of what you have learned. You also need to start seeing the bigger picture of Kung Fu, start seeing the patterns of training, curriculum and application. At the same time you also need to continue working on all of that which you have learned before and make it work for you. Continue training in a very safe way and continue to use your breath to enhance you health and chi.

The information that i share on these WEB pages can be very valuable and decisive in both your Kung Fu and day-2-day life. This very much depends on you and your attitude towards this 'free' information. Often, that which is freely given is devalued and that which is difficult highly praised. Do not fall into the trap of this double negative thinking. Listening to wise words and words of experience is not actually gaining that experience or wisdom; it just allows you to draw on this when you come to a situation where it may be useful. You still need to make your own experiences, be bruised physically, mentally and spiritually thus earning your own wisdom. It is just that sometimes it is difficult to see which experiences are valuable and worth the pain and which experiences are not. I seek to guide and suggest directions and topics of value so that you do not make too many 'bad' experiences. Some bad events can be fatal and mentally destructive.

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About Fukien and Fukien Temple Kung Fu

Foundation
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Guard Hands
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Movement Style
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Stepping Methods
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Blocking Methods
Crane Kung Fu Blocks
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Punching Types
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Kicking Types
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Close Quarter
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Technique Systems
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Self Defence Skills
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This Levels Form
Kung Fu Hard Form, Kwantung for Level 2
Fukien in China

Yellow Sash

  1. About Fukien
  2. Preparation for L3
  3. L3 Focus - Posture and Balance
  4. L3 Foundation Technique - Cat Stance
  5. L3 Movement - Diagonal
  6. L3 Life Balance - Body, Mind & Spirit
  7. L3 Learning Guide - Linking
  8. L3 Vital Point - The Head
  9. The Assessment Attitude

Fukien (Fujian) Province

In the time before Shanghai, Fukien was a major port connecting China with Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Although many history books speak about Shanghai, Canton and Peking (Beijing) is was the province of Fukien that was one of the main centers of trade and commerce earlier in Chinese History. Fujian's history extends well back before the dawn of Chinese civilization and was also a major population centre with many large city's. Controversy about the 2nd temple being in Fukien has long ranges and divided martial artists and scholars. Though recently unearth (literarily) information finally but a stop to this debate and validated (for most) that there actually was a temple in Fukien that was given to the Shaolin monks for services rendered and the expectation of future services.

"A" marks the spot where Fukien is→

Fukien Province still today is plagued by Pirates and smugglers and it was so 14 centuries ago. A record dated from the time of the 7th Century recorded that Pirate problems threatened stability and prosperity in Southern China and the new dynasty needed help. As bribery and corruption is a way of the officials life, all previous efforts resulted in naught and the court needed to come up with a different approach. Recent events had made the Tang Emperor have a high regard for Shaolin, their ethics and loyalty and thus he sent a missive to the temple seeking the Abbots help in the provisioning of Monks to 'manage' the situation.

Putian Temple in Fukien

Shaolin sent three of the original 13 Shaolin Monks said to have rescued the Emperor when he was held for ransom when his father was still in power. These "fighting" monks, Dao Guang, Seng Man and Seng Feng, together with 500 warrior monks were dispatched to help solve the problem. Together with the Tang soldiers over a period of time, the Shaolin were able to reverse the trend and if not eradicate the Pirates, push them back and greatly reduce their influence in the ports and centres of commerce. To thank the Monks and give them a place to stay an existing Buddhist Temple was offered. This was then referred to as Shaolin Fukien Temple. Records show that the temple had only been (at that time) built some 100 years earlier in CE and this could only be one temple, the temple in Putian!

Guangzhou Temple in Putian was located at the foot of Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain, about two miles to the south of Putian City in Fujian Province. It was built in the Southern Dynasties (420-589) and became well known in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) because of the Shaolin Monks Living there. Yet, for some reason, Shaolin Monks did not stay in this temple moved to another temple.

Construction of a new Temple for Shaolin started around 874-8 CE still during the Tang dynasty. It seems that there may have been other Shaolin temples that housed Shaolin for various reasons but records for this are sketchy. Yet, traces of Shaolin Buddhism were also found in Guangzhou & Fukien which leads us to suggest that although there was Shaolin presence in Fukien, it was not located in just one temple. And this is where the 'Southern Shaolin Temple' history becomes a bit more difficult than the other temples! It is also where the term Northern (Henan) and southern (Fukien) Shaolin may have started as over time the different ways of Kung Fu would have developed even if there was a close cooperation between the temples.

In addition to this, there was evidence found in the Fukien Temple of Shaolin life and activity including a sign (that is usually above the main entry) with the Characters of Shaolin! Even the Chinese National Cultural Relics Bureau acknowledged this as a temple used by Shaolin most probably in the 12th, 15th and 16th Century where it may have received the title of the 2nd Shaolin temple (back-up temple so to say)!

Considering this, trying to determine which major influence the 'Fukien' temple had on martial art based on temple history will be futile. It may be better to work the other way around. What styles do we know that refer their origins and major influence to the Fukien Province. For this we look a Japan, Korea and other areas located reasonably close to Fukien. One of the best know styles that strongly and repeatedly links its heritage and greatest influence to Fukien Shaolin is Okinawan Karate, most specifically White Crane Style called Shorin-Ryu which translates Shaolin Style. We know this style to be based on strong stances, quick footwork and powerful punches.

White Crane Book

Then there is the Fujian White Crane Boxing, suggested to have been originated by the Daughter of a Kung Fu Master who could never win against her fathers' students. The one day whilst trying to shoo cranes from a building she noticed how these kept evading here with little effort. She observed this and made it into the Fujian White Crane Style.

Fukien Kung Fu would have combined low resting stances and rapid moving high stances (as Wing Chung and Crane Styles). As we have covered low and strong stances in the Kwantung level we will focus on the high and quick moving high stances with quick sideways and complex patterned movements. Most of the afore mentioned styles depend on a Strong low striking fist and a rapid high striking fist. Avoiding, evading and redirecting is proffered to blocking, stopping or primitive action. Finally, less visible, but the cranes wings, another name for elbows would be another learning for this level as to close quarter action!

For this level focus on your Core Strength, High Center, Supple Posture, Quick Movement and Agility. Although you focus on the High Stances and rapid foot movement, low stances are still needed for in-between, finishing techniques and resting; you still need to be able to drop into a low Stance Horse and be a rock! Punches will be quick and flicking supported by the Strong Arrow and Moon punching from the previous levels.

Preparation for Level Three Training

The pattern of information and curriculum established in the first 2 levels is continued in this level; as this level builds on it, in particular the Blocking. In the first level you learned the 5 Iron Shield Blocks. these blocks are in many way the be-all-end-all blocks for all occasions. In the White Sash though you received the 1st third of the System of Crane Blocks. In this level you will learn the 2nd third of Crane Blocks, the Gate Blocks. This will be completed in the post Red Sash with the 3rd third of Crane Blocks when you are training the Crane Style Kung Fu.

Also, kicks is in 5 parts whereby you were introduced to the Front Kick, which has 13 version. In the 2nd level you were exposed to Roundhouse Kicks of which there are several versions too. In this level you will learn the Side Kick and true to form there are also quite a few versions of Side Kicks. In the next level you will add to your Crane type skills with Crescent Kicks and the 5th level will expose you to some unusual methods of kicking. But this is not all (sounds like a commercial in TV).

As kicks require you to be only on one leg and sometimes not even that, there are a number of specialist kicks you will be learning when you are working on the Animal Levels; such as the Tiger Tail and Flying Kicks on Tiger, Panther Front Kicking System on Panther and Pressure Point Kicks on Snake. For the final level, Brown Sash you get to enjoy the system of Monkey Kicks, the Donkey, Horse and Mule Kick and some others.

Why tell you all this now? Well you are on the middle of the 1st five levels and this level is often a decision point for many. Many do not continue but some do. If you belong to the some, ensure yuor kicks are very good and usable; there are many more to come!

Level 3 Physical Focus - Posture and Balance

The Spine

No matter who you are, what job or profession you have, what your position in life and family may be; the way you carry your body gives an impression and influences your chances for success. This influences your whole life on many levels, in many ways! It allows you to do things and bad posture limits your life and well being. So, if you feel we are putting on a big show and highlighting posture, you have understood the message!

Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy, no 1 Stance, Natural

The Spine fulfills three major functions;

  1. Keeps you upright; else you would be an amoeba or would need an exoskeleton
  2. Protects all those vital nears that are run through the spinal column to the rest of the body
  3. Allow you to move and walk and have a place to attach those ever useful arms

Yes, this is obvious but it is not. The spine is also an important Suspension or Shock Absorbing System!

If you think back to the 1st Level, Gray Sash and recall the Stance Natural.. Remember how we said to keep your legs bent and equal weight on the left and right foot; equal weight on the balls of the feet and the heels? Well, this is the best possible posture for your spine and the whole of your body, and it is important that you really, really use it in your Kung Fu! Why? For that we look at the 2nd part of our Focus, Balance.

On this level you are looking at high stances. Although these seem to be the easier and simpler to earn and execute than the low stances of the previous levels, this is a fallacy. ballet dancers can spend a lifetime seeking this high center and grace that is preparation for the Crane aspect of Kung Fu. On this level you are to develop a high center and learn the art of light and quick stepping, the way of the wind and water; the way of no leaving an foot prints in the sand.

L3 Foundation Technique - Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy Cat Stance!

Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy, L3 Stance Cat

The Stance Cat is the key stance to many high and light styles and if you have learned the Natural and Guard Stance you know it to 80%. Following is the Guard posture altered for Cat Stance!

  1. Equal weight on front and back leg 95% of weight on the back leg
  2. Feet parallel back foot same as in Guard Stance but the front foot is pointing forward and only the ball of the foot is touching the ground
  3. Equal weight on the 4 pads, left & right foot - ball and heel of each foot 95% weight on the heel and ball of the back foot and only 5% on the ball of the front foot
  4. Knees off lock bent at 90 degrees so that the torso is directly over the arches of the feet
  5. Hips slightly forward
  6. Body and shoulders relaxed
  7. Shoulders slightly back
  8. Arms in Guard
  9. Head slightly tilted up and neck relaxed

Level 3 Life Balance - Body, Mind and Spirit

We live in an information age and we are inundated with information sometimes relevant, sometimes not, often we feel that the information presented may be good, but we don't know where to store it or how to use it. People like Stephen R Covey, author of the Book 'The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People' amongst many others, presented a tool with which you may be able to define 'what is important to you'. Edward DeBono, author of 'Lateral Thinking', 'Six Thinking Hats' and many other mind and thinking related books focused on better, different and more efficient ways of using your mind, as does Anthony Robbins who challenges you to use 'Your Mind Powers'. All of this is excellent information and these are superb ways of improving your life! But where to start, and with what because;

We don't know - what we don't know, and not everything we don't know we want to know. So the question is:
"How do we define what we want to know from the stuff that we don't know?"



Peter Senge, author of the book 'The 5th Principle' looks a bit further and suggests that a systematic approach is required in all things. He also notes that many problems or inadequacies stem from the point of view that everyone only 'sees' it from their point of view without seeing the bigger inter-related picture. This is the first clue! Steven Covey followed up his book on 'Seven Habits of Highly Successful People' by expanding the 'First Things First' (3rd habit) concept. He speculates that before we engage on planning anything, we should look at what is most important in our lives, what really 'motivates'. This is the second clue. Steven also suggests that you need to 'Review and Renew' and live a Principle Centered life, where we define what is important and necessary, and define guiding principles for ourselves and follow them. This is all good stuff and starts making a picture! Anthony Robbins on the other hand, suggests that you should improve your Brain Powers, see more clearly and increase your thinking, reasoning, retention, comprehension, etc. abilities. This is important. You will impede your progress on defining your 'first thing first' and seeing your bigger picture if your mind isn't up to it.

Edward DeBono has written some good and some controversial material. In each, I believe, there is an underlying message which is "Start young and develop good habits". Look at everything important from many angles. Expect from yourself the unusual. Incorporate not only the logical, but also the emotional and creative. More good stuff. If we now include the well-known facts about physical health and authors like Deepak Chopra (Unconditional Life), we see a wider, maybe more complete picture of our life and our needs. If we sort through all the information, we come to see the three aspects Life Balance manifest; the body, mind and spirit!

The Body

The body is the vehicle, the container and the material aspect of our beings. We do a lot to our bodies in the way of abuse and misuse. In past times this was excusable, as knowledge was hard to come by, and often a controlled resource. Today there is only one reason that may inhibit you looking after yourself and your body, and that is 'Lack of Appreciation'. We can learn from other people, if we so chose, not what they say or do but what happens to them... There is such a story of a man, who for the third time in his life is getting married. Nothing very unusual about this except that he was 107 years old and his wife was 56 years old. Let's call him Jim

Jim was being interviewed at his 3rd wedding and was recounting hi life; he lost his first wife when he was aged 82. After a few years he was bored and started a business and the age of 89 he had made his first million dollars. He was interviewed at his book launch and asked various questions including how he came to make money so late in his life. He answered, "When my wife died I got bored and started looking at things to do". One thing led to another and here we are. Around his 96th birthday he was interviewed a second time on the launch of his second book. Now at the age of 107 he was marrying for the third time, his second wife had passed away 2 years ago, and was asked if he had any regrets in his life. He answered, none, except one;

He said - "Had I known that I were going to live this long, he would have taken better care of my body!"



Bang! This is a startling revelation. We think about having enough money to retire and we base a lot of our efforts, especially in later years, into acquiring material wealth. Yet often many of us get there only to die a few years later. Upon reflection of this, some questions are raised:

You may want to ask yourself or test yourself with the following question:

When older, which would you rather be; in perfect health and fitness but you need to work to survive or
you have all the money for a comfortable life but are bound to a wheel chair



This is a very personal decision and in the ideal you would want to have both; but as life goes, you need to set priorities. Now which will it be, Material Wealth or Physical Health? Your choice! One does not exclude the other but you need to set priorities and make a commitment as without this you will probably loose sight of what is important (to you).

The Mind

We are ever more realizing that the same that applies to the body applies to the mind, use it or loose it. As there are different aspect to the human body's abilities, strength, speed, coordination, stamina, flexibility, agility, etc.; and different parts arms, legs, core strength, neck etc., there are the same consideration for the human mind. We have the abilities of communication, reasoning, problem solving, abstraction, imagination, visualization, contextualization, planning, etc.; we also have different parts as in language, mathematics, art, science, poetry, descriptive writing, photography, etc.

It is though just the same as the body, you need to have a broad range of activities that trains, improves and builds each of these, lest you lose them. One of the reason why being useful and employed is so important as many of our skills are trained, developed and improved through work. But many more are not and sometimes we need to practice those which are not our favorite. Just as in the body, if the ankles are weak it will weaken the whole body posture and strength. The two ankles of the mind a mathematics and communication upon which all else builds.

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Unlike the body though, there is no need to worry about filling it up; as that is near impossible. You can overburden it, stress it, make it tired but there is no know record of a mind being full except when fatigued. Where as there seem to be limits how much the body can lift, or how fast it can run, how quickly it can react; there does not seem to be a limit on how much the mind can remember, how quickly it can work equation or how fast you can read. Use it or loose it; practice it or pay for it.

What is possible and impossible; to the right is a video i came across on YouTube which shows that there are more things possible than we assume →


The Spirit

Spirituality seems to be such a complicated concept. It's a bit like love; one word that supposedly represents one feeling but in reality has 1000 different shades. Spirituality is actually easier to define than love and it is really up to you to find your own spirituality. But how?

World religious symbols

For many, spirituality is Religion. There are many religions and most are exclusive (not allowing to believe in more than one). Each suggest that their wisdom will bring you closer to God and as such fulfill your spirituality. And many, many people do find what they are looking for in the ancient and sometimes recent words of Spirituality. Yet we need to see the books for what they are, a guide. It is like a very wise old person speaking to a child and telling them of their learning; suggesting a path and a course of action. And the key word should be suggesting. Because one thing spirituality is not, it is not living another persons life, you need to live your own.

Now for the sake of clarity, do not mistake Religion with the people who say they represent it. Humans are flawed, else we would not need rules, guides, religions and laws. If the person is suitable, as a representative of a religion, they can act as an interpreter but not as a guide. They can seek to clarify the meaning of a text or even event but should not be the ones to say what is done and what not. Finding your spirituality is all about finding YOUR spirituality. You may need to look beyond what your parents and family have taught you.

Without quoting any singular religion or philosophy there is one statement that made a lot of sense to me about a decade and half after i heard it for the first time"



"Making important decisions as an un-enlightened being is like a child playing with matches in house of paper"



So, the main aim for you at this time is to stop being an unenlightened parson and start on the path of Enlightenment for all decisions before then a subject to luck, chance and misdirection unless you use one of the Great Books of Philosophy or Religion to guide your path. So, we will not tell you which is the right path or book as that is very individual, but what you can do through Shaolin Kung Fu is start clarifying the mind, purifying your thoughts and preparing the body to be healthy, fit and clean to provide a solid and healthy dwelling for the mind which resides both in the here and now and in the metaphysical. You your blood is not pure, your thoughts can not be clean and your spirit can not be found.

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Level 3 Learning Guide - Link the Old to the New

Just to remind you, the first two guides are; 1 - One thing at a time; 2 - Ensure your core or basics are correct and solid. Now we cover the third guide;



"Link the New to what you already Know (that is similar)"



When you started your training you may have been introduced to the Straight Punch by linking the action of Ball Throwing aspect to that of punching. This is actually a very smart and clever way of teaching by 'reminding' you what you already know or can do and then just showing you the differences between the two.

The Shaolin Kung Fu System is very much based on this principle of visual and linking names. For example the Horse Stance; no you do not stand like a horse on all fours but look to the full name of the technique 'The Horse Riding Stance'. If you look at the graphic below you will see that by looking at someone riding a horse (correctly) we can immediately link this to how Shaolin Horse (Riding) Stance should look.



"it is in the little things of life that the universe is revealed" - Dao



Let's look at the "Dragon (Riding) Stance. Although often images of people riding dragons is depicted as if they are riding a horse, this would not be so if the Dragon has tough, hard and edged scales. You defiantly would not want to sit on that, your would stand. You would have to have you chest flat into the wind (if you didn't you would be blown off) front leg forward to brace yourself and back leg stretched out behind you for stability. There is more detail to be had from this imagery but let's get back to the point of linking!

By recognizing in the new technique the components of the already learned or identifying how what you are learning for Kung Fu is similar as something you already know (throwing a ball and straight punch) you can greatly reduce the amount of time you need for recognizing what you are learning and greatly improve the speed with which you comprehend and remember the technique. Make use of it and increase your learning comprehension and retention!

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Level 3 Vital Points - The Head Ten

The skull protects the most vital human organ, as defined by the body's protective system (for it is the last to be shut down in an emergency). It is also the only full exoskeleton that we have with the ribs being a part exoskeleton. Which very much puts our priorities and vulnerabilities in a proper perspective. Following is a listing of the 10 head points in order of vulnerability and access ability to an attacker.

Eyes (1 & 2) - The eyes dominate our sensing organs. On a day-to-day basis we rely on our eyes far more than all the other senses combined. The eyes are vital to us and their protection is paramount. Also, should you need to defend against a very much superior opponent and choose these points; only use the Spider Finger Technique, never use the fingernails, just the finger tips/pads.

Ears (3 & 4) - The ears are also a key sensing organ although not as important as the eyes but yes in a way just as important. We rely on our ears for for balance and for listening around corners, behind our backs and in the dark. Things that our eyes can not do. Striking the ears can cause lifelong damage and it is recommended that you protect your ears but not use them as a target when defending against an attacker.

Moustache (5) - It is actually the spot between the teeth and the skull. When hit with the Panther or Dragon punch that causes greatest amounts of pain. Attacking this point is not really dangerous but very effective.

Temples (6 & 7) - Tai Yang Xue are either side of the head just above the eye line are another two vital points, the temples. Here is the thinnest part of the skull so you do not wish to strike there with a knuckle but with the base of the palm. Also, a strong strike is not required so this is the ideal point for a lighter person defending against a larger attacker. A semi round movement from an uplifted hand position using the small finger side of the hand edge/palm. On that note, this are needs to be defended especially against idiots who would your a knuckle or piercing fist technique.

Ear Lobes (8 & 9) - Er Geng Xue, directly under the ear usually covered by the Ear Lobes, has a lot of nerve endings. In a way a complex point which depending on how it is hit can cause pain from just the pressure but also result in phantom tooth aches, buzzing in the ear, disorientation and eye spots. Not an easy point to get to, but none-the-less, keep this in mind as an additional incentive to protect the ear as a whole (ear, lobe and temple).

Crown (10) Bai Hui Xue is directly on top of the head, the flat part that often loses its hair soonest. It is the point where several of the skulls plates come together and is most vulnerable in young people. As you grow older the skull fragments fuse and become more rigid and strong. Although with age again, we start to loose the integrity of our bone structure and this point is again dangerous.

Under normal circumstances, unless we are attacked from behind, this point is well protected and hidden; except if you are a 'ducker & weaver' which we do not teach at this level as it is too dangerous when the rules do not limit you to just fists.

Summary on L3 Vital Points

Protect your head! Although, if you are going to be hit in the head and you can't do anything against it, offer your forehead if possible and avoid hits to the side of the head at almost all costs (we are used to nodding [yes] and shaking [no] our heads but sideways knocking as it would be to the ear or temple; the Brain is not as prepared for these movements as it is for the others).

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Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy - A3 Principle

At this level you are starting to be a martial artist and if you have practiced your techniques you can already take care of yourself. It may be a time to give you a guide to self defence and how to MANAGE self defence situations! The Shaolin Academy three A's are a systematic approach to self defence and a guide to handling 'difficult' situations. We have a simple three step guide.

Be Aware Not just looking around, being aware where your going, but the more fuller awareness of genetic instinct and intuition as well as the higher awareness of the spirit to places of danger and evil. Sounds a bit out-there? You will have ordinary skills using ordinary methods; or same old same old. We have far more capabilities as living beings than those few we use in day to day life. We can activate many more inherent tangible and intangible abilities and skill them up for functionality if we so want. So,whenever you enter a room or area, Stop and Take Stock (where have we heard that before?!) take in the atmosphere of the room no matter how often you have entered the room before and make yourself aware. develop this skill until it is like walking, automatic and you can rely on it.
Try & Avoide The best way out of trouble is Not to be There, assuming you awareness did not warn you not to go there in the first place! Exit stage left, vamoose, get out; with dignified haste without making to many ripples. A bruised ego is usually easier to fixed then a broken skull.
Be Assertive Strike one you failed (Awareness), Strike two you failed (Avoidance) well don't go for Strike three as you have a 5 step plan before you need to get really serious;

Plan B when A3 fails

Distraction A joke, a drink, an apology, a butterfly; almost anything non-aggressive to diffuse the situation. There are a lot of options and no singular approach is right for all but there are some approaches that seem to work more often than not; Listen and Understand why the situation is happening (keep your body language neutral and non-threatening), ask questions (keeping the focus on a solution rather then side issues) , show understanding (only if you do understand, else find where the problem began) and then define what you are prepared to do or what can be done to avoid further escalation. Often going through this process reduces the immediate risk and unless you walked into a totally hostile situation by yourself you will have some supporters and onlookers)
Diplomacy For some people this is a great strategy especially if you can remain calm and self assured. Calm people make the impression that they know what they are doing and are in charge and this is the best form of diplomacy, no threat, no histrionics, no violence.
Deter If you have tried the previous two unsuccessfully and nothing has happened i would re-evaluate and see if option 2 is now possible and walk-away. If not and violence is imminent you may want to step back and go into a defensive safe position, Spider Fingers for example. With this you are showing that you are ready and aware and not really a victim. Should an attack occur and you feel comfortable in your Kung Fu, first evade then block and avoid and if a third attack comes......
Detain If the person has attacked you the third time you now need to take control of the situation. Depending on your level of expertise, the best first option is Arrest and Hold in such a way that you can apply pressure but they can not counter easily
Debilitate If this does not work or is not an option a Dragon technique to Steal Breath. If they have difficulty breathing they cannot easily chase you. It will also give you a psychological advantage.
Disarm If you can not take breath away from your attacker, take their weapon away if you can. If they are using punches, damage their punching hand, if kicks...etc.
Demobilize If they keep coming at you you may need to take their mobility away from them by attacking legs or knees; but this is getting serious
Dismantle If you have really tried everything including all the above and you are still in real danger and imminent attack you may have to take some real action. But consider, this is the final and ultimate step and there will be consequences both spiritual and other. So consider if you may not want to fall back to another of the above listed options.

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Never turn your back on someone unless you know what you are doing. Do not lead them to your home; police station yes but not home. Finally, seek to resolve the issue sometime in the future, in a place of your choosing where you can manage the situation with out Physical, Mental or Spiritual violence. Conflict is not bad, violence is!



Level 1 Movement Level 2 Movement Side to Side, left to right and back again Snake Stepping Advancing and Retreting

L3 Evasion & Movement - Triangle and 45°

We will recap the first two levels of stepping/evasion as it is important (we think) to see this as a whole system and not as a set of individual choices. You will need each of these systems in part or in full when you go beyond Red Sash.

Gray Sash - Advance & Retreating

You should be already reducing the amount of times you just move forward and backward when sparring. This level is a good time to start removing this baby movement from your repertoire. If you are not making an effort to transition all the following movement methods may become very difficult for you!

White Sash - Side to Side

With a bit of luck, you have embraced this form of movement and you are in full transition to making this one of your favorite evasion methods. Not only physically but also mentally. Which means you can use this when aggressively confronted verbally and side step the issue before you 'address' the issue!

Level 3 Movement 45 degress, diagonal, oblique Strong and Weak defence areas from the standard Shaolin Kung Fu Academy Guard
Snake or 'X' Movement

Now we are getting to the good stuff. This was originally a secret and hidden method of movement possibly derived from the now almost dead Snake Style of Kung Fu. A lot of Kung Fu styles consider this to be one of the highest forms of movement and some even almost exclusively focus on it. When done properly, it is an incredibly effective method of movement and evading as well as Evade-Attacking as the Wing Chung stylist tend to use it.

Using a zig-zagging across the attack motion can and is very confusing when done properly. By varying the distance you keep from your attacker, you choose if you are close enough for a counter-attack or just out of distance without giving away which is which. To achieve a level of competency this movement method requires dedicated training and an adaptation of techniques and strategy. But it is worth it as it has the advantage that it changes distance and focus, and is just that little bit confusing to attackers and defenders if not specifically trained for and familiar with this movement style.

If you, in addition, recall the strong and weak defence areas (↖), you will see that this form of advance and retreating movement is very useful to both; evading off the Centerline from an attach and; attack bypassing the opponents centerline and finding the weaker defence areas. When done on an expert level you can even find yourself behind your attacker! Embrace this form of movement as well as the side ways evasion if you ever wish to compete! Not easy to explain in words and it also confuses attacker when they encounter it for the first time; and even then i takes a lot of people time to adjust to this style of movement.

So; if the attacker comes straight in, you evade to the side-back rather than staying on-line and going straight back, and even if the adjust, you immediately change your evasion direction again! Ultimately, you can combine this with the side movement rather than 45 degree back but that is for later, for Crane Evasion.

With the attacking, much the same story; rather than retreating you either side-step or diagonally side-forward step and immediately step back in. the fraction of a second it takes the attacker to adjust, should be enough to take good advantage of the situation.

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Sometimes, when winning is not possible, maybe you don't have to loose either!



Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy Assessment's Attitude

It is almost impossible to 'get-it-right-the-first-time' when you are learning. No matter what anyone states, there is a trial and error cycle that most everyone has to go through before they perfect their Kung Fu. It is extremely frustrating if there is only one level to aim for; especially if you belong to those people who work with two left feet and two left hands. That is why the Total Quality Cycle is an excellent model for Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy training and Assessment. The reason i like it is because it is an upward spiral that in theory at least, never ends! It also depends Why you are learning and training Shaolin Kung Fu as to how deeply you wish to be involved in the techniques.

60%, Pass - The minimum requirement for Assessments is a Pass, which means that the technique is mostly right and you practicing this technique will not cause YOU any harm. This is a reasonable level to achieve for the use of Kung Fu as an exercise, like Aerobics or Fitness training.

70% - Credit - Denotes that you can continue to Practice this technique for Martial Arts. It is not quite usable for self defence but OK for competitions and shows and such.

80% - Distinction - Suggest that this is a usable technique and that it will work for you in a self defence situations. It is safe, functional and executed with purpose and quality that inclines the grader to believe that if you executed it this way it will work for you.

90% - High Distinction (or bribery) - Suggest that you have had opportunity to use this technique and make it work for you. This may have been in semi or full contact competitions or in training with fellow senior students where you have practiced safe-combat. With the mark you have shown that you are using the technique as expected, that you understand the function and purpose and have the strength, speed and control to make it work most every time and in most every situations. It also means that you are eligible to be a Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu and can seek to instruct.

But as the graph above suggest, this is a retrieve process and that is where TQM comes into the understanding and making the system work to your needs. The minimum level required for a Assessment is 60%, Pass and this is what require to confirm that you are on the right track. This allows your graders to tell you what you may need to adjust to achieve a better result in the future. If you immediately aim for a higher mark, without the benefit of a Assessment review, you may build into your technique some habits that are NQR; and this then takes a lot more work to fix than getting it right at a lower result level and being guided to a higher result.

Now that you have received guiding feedback you improve your technique and aim for a higher result, depending on your need. For exercise and Self Defence a high 70's to mid 80's result is sufficient. For martial arts and Black Sash you would need a 90%+ result. But as mentioned, do not achieve this in the first try; second maybe, third and fourth is good.



So what is the simple TQM Model?

Consistent Performance; Be able to do/demonstrate the technique, item or form correctly and safely! (60% - 69%).

Continuous Improvement; Seek to improve the technique, item or form to the level you wish it to be useful for you. (70 - 89%).

Personal Customization; Once it is at the level where you feel it is the way you wish to have it you now seek to change it a bit to your needs, body and spirit. (90%+).

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Shaolin Kung Fu is a Lifestyle Art not a Martial Art; that is like calling a Carpenter, who happens to be using a hammer, a Hammerer - Sijo



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In addition to the Indemnity, Blue Form, we also speak to our prospective new members and clarify the important points and rules. Please look at the following closely and again, if you disagree with any point either write to us for clarification or go away!

Safety first and Always. If you can hurt or damage yourself or someone else, do not do it!. Shaolin Kung Fu is a way of life and health, not pain and anger.

Lawful when training, at the Shaolin Academy or in the Shaolin Academy uniform fully or partially. Unless your safety is compromised or the safety of the persons in your charge stay within the bounds of the Law as you know it.

Equality means that all humans are equal even if we sometimes do not see it; treat all with respect and dignity. No, do not treat them as you would want to be treated as this assumes your wishes are everybody's wishes; treat them with respect and dignity considering their special needs if any!

Honor is the way of Shaolin and the Shaolin Academy. Our motto is "Of Word and Will" which means have the will to keep your word and speak the true word of your will; but with dignity and compassion. Be honorable.

Appropriateness means that you only use Shaolin Kung Fu for fitness, competition, fun, development and only when needed for self defence and protection. Never initiate the course of violence. Most importantly, Fun, have fun learning.

Drugs and Alcohol; can be deadly when misused or when the effects are not considered before taking any actions. No matter what type of Alcohol or Drugs, everything has a side effect, some more than others. If there is any doubt, err on the side of caution. Have a look at your eyes in the mirror. If they are blood-shot or there are very visible streaks of gray make sure you are really ready for a good workout; else make it a light session!

Sickness and Unwell-being; It's really stupid to tax your system, when it is trying to heal it self. Gentle exercise may be OK but than again, have you consciously had a 'good look at yourself' and seen how you feel? IF YOU ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS you may be able to come to training and participate in the stretching or even do some light training. But at home, by yourself, err on the side of caution!

Things going wrong Are you having one of those days? Many reason contribute to use 'not being all there'. Stress, bad night rest, oncoming sickness or simply not enough me time. But if it is such a day, again, you can join in to the warm-up but tell the instructor that it has been 'one-of-those-days' and take it easy. If you home training, take a rest and if the feeling persists, see a suitable Medical Professions

Respect the Area Please Bow in and Out of every class and training area where you train. be it with the Academy or at home. Stop before entering and Bow to the Area or to the Instructor. check that all is as it should be. Same when just leaving the training area, even for a few minutes for a bathroom break. Bow in and Out of the training area always!

Interruptions In training Stop means Stop! Or if you are training at home, if someone enters your training area, or there is any distraction, stop and attend to it before continuing training.

Energy Levels if you need to sit or lean during training, your training session is over. Perform the cool-down and call it a day. Leaning and sitting down suggests that you do not have enough (safe) energy to continue training. It is good to recognize when your energy's are down and it is good to act accordingly. If you are too tired to stay standing, then stop training and cool down!

Peace; is paramount, not only world peace but your inner peace where it all starts. Switch of any phones, noise, radio, etc. if you can and remove any distractions during training (if possible, don't throw the baby out the window!). Chatter, comments and such can be very disruptive to those who are concentrating on learning. Unless it is an essential to the technique or a requirement of training . . .shut-up; even at home. This is your Emei Shan moment.

If in any doubt about any of the above Rules, your training, a technique or anything; contact Sijo

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What you need to train Shaolin Academy Material at home!

To train Shaolin Kung Fu Academy training materials at home we recommended you follow the check list just below!;

Following the Instructions is best when you can see and hear them well. Place your viewing device far enough away that you do not accidentally hit it but close enough to hear and see what is being explained!

Training Area of around 2m by 2m or 7ft by 7ft without any obstacles or low over-hangs is best. Most of the training we do can be managed using this space. This size even has a traditional implications when the so called Boxers were training in secret for the Boxer Rebellion, many did so on Junkets, small wooden ships in the bay. the space their was approximately this size but the ceiling was less than 5 ft; so they did exceptionally good hose stances. This is also where we get our Kama Square Pattern.

Preparation and Warm-up is always a good habit to get into. Yes, i know the fallacious argument about not being able to prepare when defending in the street but then again, you don't get attacked as often as you train. So, prevent injury with the Shaolin Academy Warm-up; set-up your mindset by putting on a uniform and sash; have a towel and bottle of water ready and review the items you are about to learn or train.

Calm Awareness of your self and your surroundings. If you find your energy waning or you wanting to sit and rest, STOP. If a short rest in Natural Stance can not overcome the feeling, sit-down and do your cool down stretches.

Pain = No Brain Pain is a survival instinct and in times of War, Emergency and Danger, by all means ignore it. But you are an idiot if you do not listen to the messages your body sends you and understand what it needs. No, i do not mean the scratching impulse, by all means ignore irritants but not pain.

Training Aids are not essential or even greatly needed. And if you do use something, use something you have or can make yourself. That is the way of Shaolin. Yes, you can improve your quality of training by seeing yourself in a reflected surface but it can just be that and does not need to be a full length mirror wall. Other items that may be of help when the time is right is Impact Mitts and Bag and eventually full Sparring Gear.

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You become wise by learning from your mistakes . . . but you are wise if you learn from other peoples mistakes!



To be sure, to be sure

Before, before, before anything; always, always, always prepare..... and for training you prepare with a warm-up. No arguments with Shaolin Kung Fu, no training unless the full warm-up is performed correctly and completely!

Yes, in a real situation you may not have the time and opportunity to prepare your mind and body but in day-to-day life you do not want to create the damage that an unprepared real situation could cause. The pre-training warm-up is the number one way of improving your stretching, preempting damage and accidents and testing yourself how you feel and checking how your energy level is to match it with the intensity of your training.

There is more than 30 minutes of warm-up here so there is some choice for you but initially, especially if your are not used to a complete warm-up, do it all. You will need to know it all when you wish to be graded. No advancement is possible without passing the Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy Warm-up completely; unless there are special physical or mental circumstances. For this you need to contact Sijo

If you wish to improve your flexibility then you need to add stretching to the end of your routine. Before the event, the warm-up prepares the body and mind for training and loosens the tendons and muscles. This will improve you flexibility and agility but if you have areas that need special attention, say calves to achieve that good Horse Stance or you have back problems and need to loosen you Glut's, then the best time is to stretch after your workout. We also strongly recommend that you speak to a specialist if any problem areas arise in your flexibility or stretching.

If you encounter any persistent or repeating pain in your training; consult/seek the advice of a medical profession; Western, Eastern, Asian; no matter who as long as they are a professional with other clients!



Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy, Yellow Sash (Kwantung) Level 3, Curriculum

A few words before you start

Before, before, before anything; always, always, always prepare..... and for training you prepare with a warm-up. No arguments with Shaolin Kung Fu, no training unless the full warm-up is performed correctly and completely!

Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy, Emei Shan 1st Level Gray Sash Curriculum Card

Yes, in a real situation you may not have the time and opportunity to prepare your mind and body but in day-to-day life you do not want to create the damage that an unprepared real situation could cause. The pre-training warm-up is the number one way of improving your stretching, preempting damage and accidents and testing yourself how you feel and checking how your energy level is to match it with the intensity of your training.

There is more than 30 minutes of warm-up here so there is some choice for you but initially, especially if your are not used to a complete warm-up, do it all. You will need to know it all when you wish to be graded. No advancement is possible without passing the Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy Warm-up completely; unless there are special physical or mental circumstances. For this you need to contact Sijo

If you wish to improve your flexibility then you need to add stretching to the end of your routine. Before the event, the warm-up prepares the body and mind for training and loosens the tendons and muscles. This will improve you flexibility and agility but if you have areas that need special attention, say calves to achieve that good Horse Stance or you have back problems and need to loosen you Glut's, then the best time is to stretch after your workout. We also strongly recommend that you speak to a specialist if any problem areas arise in your flexibility or stretching.

If you encounter any persistent or repeating pain in your training; consult/seek the advice of a medical profession; Western, Eastern, Asian; no matter who as long as they are a professional with other clients!



Level 3 Yellow Sash Materials

Each of the buttons below are a part of the 3rd level, Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy Distance Education Program. If you have any difficulties with any part of this program, materials or content, please contact .

Information Essential Warm-up Techniques Systems Stepping Form Application
L3 L1 Essntial Warm-up L3 L3 Shaolin Kung Fu Academy System of Knees 9 Shaolin Kung Fu System of Stances Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy, Home Training Program L3, System of Blocks Fukien Fast Fist Form Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy, Home Training Program L3, Self Defence, Escaping from attacks from behind
L3 L3 Yellow Sash Punches L3 Shaolin Academy 4 System Punching Shaolin Academy System of 9 Elbows

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Consideration

This will not make an expert out of you, or a Champion or a Warrior; but it gives you are good grounding that will enable you to specialize, if you wish, in a direction you care to take. Some have chose to enter competitions and have done well in All Styles Comps, Kung Fu Comps, Internationally and Nationally. Shaolin Academy students have even been used as action stand-in's in theater, movies, music videos and shows. We even put on a show at the Shaolin Temple in Henan China.

You may choose to want to use the style for Acting, Stage Work, Shows, Street Theater and such but it also applies for everyday life. Recognizing when you are confronted with a Tiger Style personality, you will know what you are up against, be it in the office, at a party, in the street or elsewhere. And the more you immerse yourself in the understanding of your Tiger, you will find that you are able to manage it within yourself better, both to restrain it when it will harm and to use it when appropriate. You will also learn the weaknesses of the each animal and relies that, for example, a Tiger can only be defeated by a Greater Tiger or by a mouse (and you need to work this out).

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Shaolin Martial Art & Self Defence Instruction & Training

Before you attempt the next level, ensure that everything you have learned in this level is correct. As you progress, many, many of the techniques that follow are based around, founded or along very similar principles as the ones from the 1st levels. Fix any problems and details now before you learn new techniques and carry through the errors thus doubling and tripling the effort to fix them later. And as an old and new wisdom stated "It is 5 times more difficult to fix a habit then it is to establish it!

Apply for a Level Review before you commence on the next level! When we receive the PayPal confirmation we will contact you with further instructions.

The Correct Assessments Attitude

It is almost impossible to 'get-it-right-the-first-time' when you are learning. No matter what anyone states, there is a trial and error cycle that most everyone has to go through before they perfect their Kung Fu. It is extremely frustrating if there is only one level to aim for; especially if you belong to those people who work with two left feet and two left hands. That is why the Total Quality Cycle is an excellent model for Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu Academy training and Assessment. The reason i like it is because it is an upward spiral that in theory at least, never ends! It also depends Why you are learning and training Shaolin Kung Fu as to how deeply you wish to be involved in the techniques.

This is the way to go, constantly improve not just get it right once. →


You are NOT expected to achieve the best results on your first Assessment. It is important that you are assessed as soon as you can so that you are able to receive feedback that will allow you to focus on what needs focus. Shaolin Academy Assessment's are structured in such a way that you can ALWAYS improve on your initial results. The Shaolin Academy Curriculum Card for Level One gray Sash Emei Shan level (to the right) has each item having 4 result areas behind it. Even if your 1st result is Pass, you can keep on improving until you achieve the result you need/want.

Pass(60%+) minimum requirement for Assessments is a Pass, which means that the technique is mostly right and safe; meaning that can continue to use this technique for health and fitness application and there is minimum possibility of any damage or short term. We do suggest that, as skills deteriorate over time unless there is a guided refresher, that you regrade every year or so to ensure that you are not developing any bad habits; things change.

Credit (70%+) is the result we give when this item only requires more practice to smoothen out the rough spots, develop your body a bit more for the movement(s) and generally just requires doing! Again, a Re-Assessment would be good every 18 months or so to continue training the technique marked between 70% to 79%.

Distinction (80%+) This is the mark we give when we believe that you have learned the item to a Shaolin Kung Fu usable level. It is precise, strong, quick, on target, practiced, accurate, etc. We believe that the technique is usable for Self Defence or Ring Sparring.

High Distinction (90%+) Suggest that you have had opportunity to use this technique and make it work for you. This may have been in semi or full contact competitions or in training with fellow senior students where you have practiced safe-combat. With the mark you have shown that you are using the technique as expected, that you understand the function and purpose and have the strength, speed and control to make it work most every time and in most every situations. It also means that you are eligible to be a Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu and can seek to instruct.

But as the graph above suggest, this is a retrieve process and that is where TQM comes into the understanding and making the system work to your needs. The minimum level required for a Assessment is 60%, Pass and this is what require to confirm that you are on the right track. This allows your graders to tell you what you may need to adjust to achieve a better result in the future. If you immediately aim for a higher mark, without the benefit of a Assessment review, you may build into your technique some habits that are NQR; and this then takes a lot more work to fix than getting it right at a lower result level and being guided to a higher result.

Now that you have received guiding feedback you improve your technique and aim for a higher result, depending on your need. For exercise and Self Defence a high 70's to mid 80's result is sufficient. For martial arts and Black Sash you would need a 90%+ result. But as mentioned, do not achieve this in the first try; second maybe, third and fourth is good.

Another look at the Evaluation Results!

Pass(60%+) is all you need if you wish to use the training just for light and easy exercise; much like if you would do Tai Chi!

Credit (70%+) is what you want to achieve if you wish to train your Kung Fu for vigorous Cardio Vascular workouts with some impact or competitions including non-contact and touch contact sparring.

Distinction (80%+) is required if you wish to 'use' your Kung Fu for real defence, full contact or heavy impact work. Also if you wish to be come an instructor in Shaolin Kung Fu.

High Distinction (90%+) is required if you want to run your own venue/kwoon/studio without any back-up. You really need to know the ins' and outs of all the techniques and train them correctly regularly.

Kung Fu is a tool, a skill and an attitude; but it is up to you to design it to your Peaceful needs - Sijo