KUNG FU Shawn Tran
THESIS STATEMENTKung Fu is a subject I would like to expand my knowledge in. I havespent seven years learning Tae Kwon Do ...
DEFINITIONSWushuKung Fu (Gung Fu)Chuanhttp://www.decalsandstickers.co.uk/catalog/images/kungfu_Chinese.jpg
THE LEGENDBodhidharmahttp://kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/upload/upfiles/2009-07/29/bodhidharma_and_the_martial_...
HISTORY OF KUNG FU800 B.C.- Boxing700 B.C.- Wrestling500 B.C.- Meditation “exercises”500 - Shaolin Temple built in Henan52...
MODERN DAYFormsSparringhttp://0.tqn.com/d/asianhistory/1/0/l/8/-/-/HoldingCancanChuGetty.jpg
STYLES OF KUNG FUExternal (Waijia)- PhysicalInternal (Neijia)- QiInternal- Qihttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Awqvs2W632w/TTSOI-I...
EXTERNALNorth  Shaolin  Praying Mantis  Monkey Fist  Zui QuanSouth  Shaolin  Five Animals             http://www.valleymar...
XIANGXING CHUANhttp://hwcdn.themoviedb.org/oldimg/posters/7577/Kung_Fu_Panda_-_Poster_8__2008_.jpg
MONKEY FISThttp://www.valleymartialarts.com/images/monkey3.jpghttp://i0.peperonity.info/c/C0DC2E/193346/ssc3/home/091/my.l...
PRAYING MANTIS FISTShandongHakkahttp://www.freewebs.com/unitweb1/Picture/animal%20stances%20praying%20mantis%20style.jpght...
FIVE ANIMALShttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mustanir/4697070515/http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg172/shredmasters777/5ani...
BARRACUDA STYLE    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Barracuda_laban.jpg
INTERNALTai Chi (Chuan)Self Defense
CITATIONSNo annotations, just citations
CONCLUSIONPractice makes perfectUse your common sense (self defense)
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  • On May 1st 2010 was my birthday, I took the SATs and more importantly for my SGP, I received my 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (bring in and show uniforms-black uniform and white graduation uniform, bring in black belt and possibly other belts). It took me seven years to train and be tested with TKD forms and along the way I also learned kick boxing and self defense. I always like the Kung Fu style, but the only available martial arts place was in Conshohocken where I practiced TKD.\n\nmy personal relevance to this subject of Kung Fu is because the general topic of martial arts got me losing weight. I was made fun of in school because I was so slow in gym class and developing asthma worsened it. I would always finish last in our annual mile run to test our fitness. I was also shy and taking Tae Kwon Do helped me shed some pounds and gain an outgoing personality even though I have some nervousness in times like these. \n\nMy family also has some previous experiences with martial arts aside from the cousins who took TKD with me. My three older cousins took Kung Fu when they were smaller. My grandfather on my mom’s side was a “Kung Fu Master” according to my mom with a slight exaggeration. My dad also had some training in Kung Fu, but being a farmboy in Vietnam, he didn’t have enough money to keep on training even though he still retains some memory of stances and blocking. I figured it was only a matter of time to learn this ancient art. \n
  • Wushu is translated to military art because during war, armies were trained in close quarters combat, but modern day it’s the general heading of all Chinese Martial Arts with Kung Fu being under that. Kung Fu means skills earned by hard work. This doesn’t necessarily mean in martial arts but any skill learned. A person can have piano kung fu. Gung Fu is the same term just a different dialect makes it sounds like gung fu (Bruce Lee). \n\nChuan or Quan simply means fist. It’s usually put at the end of the style title. Xiangxing Chuan- Animal fist, Tai Chi Chuan- Tai Chi Fist. It’s called fist despite many of the styles having no fist at all. \n
  • Bodhidharma created Shaolin Kung Fu. He travelled from the Tibetan Mountains to China. The Emperor had monks translate Buddhist text from Sanskrit into Chinese. He travelled to visit the monks where he was rejected to come in (foreigner). He proved that he was a Buddhist by meditating in a cave in which he made a hole by staring at it.\n\nWhen allowed to come in he saw how focused the monks were on their spiritual enlightenment, that they forgot they forgot about their physical needs and created “exercises” (kung fu) to help them get in shape.\n\nDa Mo- his Chinese name, Bodhidharma- Indian name\n
  • Boxing was how ancient tribes of China fought against each other\nWrestling was developed for military use, thus the first form of wushu (military art)\nMeditation in temples were used to develop and harness chi\nShaolin Temple built in Henan\nBodhidharma comes to Henan to see the progress of translations, teaches monks exercises, during journey from India to China, saw several animals (Five Animals Style)-made styles out of it.\nWhite Crane Style is formed in the late 1300s\n\nCultural Revolution- Mao Zedong wanted to get rid of old traditional ways, tries to eliminate kung fu, Sifu’s of Kung Fu fled to US and Europe\n\n
  • Forms- a group of moves that show off the different techniques. It’s like choreographed techniques to exhibit moves. \nSparring- contact hitting wearing pads for protection. Sparring could be simply practicing full contact with your techniques for full experience or it could be a sport where hits to the head or torso counts as points. \n
  • External- hardcore training, strength, speed\nInternal- focusing all energy inside the body into one body part to deliver strong hits or controlling internal energy to balance out the qi throughout the body. \n
  • All of the ones that are named after animals are styles of that animal. Shaolin is just what the monks at the temple do, Shaolin Kung Fu is different than Kung Fu with different ranges of styles within it.\n\nZui Quan (Drunken Fist) is shows off of how an intoxicated person would fight. Sometimes they are drunk when fighting, but most of them practice without drinking and train in their balancing. They fight with fist like the leopard but only the index finger and middle finger knuckles, while the other two are retracted into a fist. \n
  • Xiangxing Chuan is the art of animal imitating. In the South, the five animals are the dragon, tiger, leopard, snake and crane. As years past, more and more styles were made, like the praying mantis, dog, monkey, and even frog and deer. When using any of these animals styles, you become the animal. Example, you growl like a dog, hiss like a snake, etc. Moves sometimes, don’t follow exactly of the animals and rather improve the moves with aspects like speed, or \n
  • Monkey Fist imitates the monkey. A lot of crouching and jumping is used for stances and running on all fours is sometimes used. Hand attacks use a lot of slapping open handed and slapping with fists like the leopard style. One specific aspect needed in the monkey fist style is strictly using facial expressions to imitate the monkey completely. Monkey Fist also incorporates the use of weapons with the staff being favored. \n
  • There are two styles of the Praying Mantis, North and South. \nNorth’s (Shandong) main style is having fast attacks while targeting weak point of the body like pressure points and even eyes. Blocking is circular to open up the body for attacks. \n\nSouthern (Hakka) is basically the same but prefers close quarters for attacking. Not a lot of kicks are used to preserve balance of the person and to limit exposures (openings) from incoming attacks, very little times is a kick used. \n
  • I would want to incorporate my first class activity with this by teaching the five animals while having them do the hand movements according to the animal. Some of them stereotype a type of person that can specifically use them, but not always the case. “Anything is possible”\n
  • Designed for the smaller people, this style is also for quick moving people. Continuous attacks and moving is a key component for this style. To show the movement of the snake, stances are generally low. The hand attacks represent the head of the snake. Continuous attacks are being made at one target until the opponent blocks that part and then the stylist will move onto another body part. They do this to limit the use of that one body part so it won’t be used against them. Attacks for for eyes, neck and groin- cheap shots basically. Targets pressure points to “poison” the body and disable the use of it. \n
  • Designed for skinny, yet tall person. The knee up is used as a block, but can also be used to kick. Knee is high to be in front of the solar plexus, a very weak spot of a person. Whole strategy is evasion of incoming attacks. Practitioners practice the idea of “peace” and basically never attack only block and evade. Only when the opponent is open will they counter with their own attack. Blocks and counters are done so in circular motions. Kicks are high and can aim for the neck or kick them back away from the person. \n
  • Same as dragon movement, moved side to side, never straight. The stances vary from high to low but they do tend to go under and attack to the ribs. Very similar to the tiger but not as direct. They will not try to overpower the opponent like the tiger. They can be unpredictable, choosing to deliver small blows or can totally finish the opponent. They like manipulating and trying to outmaneuver the opponent. They like to use hit and run tactics against their opponents as well. They are considered “lazy” but smart, they don’t do more than they have to. \n\n
  • Straight foward attacking, training should help build up the body for endurance. All attacking style, sometimes hold the attacking arm or leg to open the opponent up to attacks. Generally aims for the throat. This style is designed for bigger people with the opponent being smaller or the same size. \n
  • Doesn’t attack straight, moved side to side when moving. More for a bigger person who is strong, but slower. This style works on “grappling” like attacks as the dragon style will use joint locks to hold open the opponent. \n
  • Leopard/Puma/Cougar- attack joints, Tiger- use palms and can use scratches, Dragon (Claw and Palm attacks)- focus “chi” into finger tips, Crane- block one attack-receive one attack back, evade one attack- receive 10 attacks back, Snake- attack joints,targets one body part.\n
  • Description of the style of the barracuda- the barracuda is a provoked fish that attacks when other predators attack first. The curiosity of the barracuda makes my style a more mental thinking style rather than straight on attacking. The style is examining the behavior and any openings of the opponent. Many of the \n
  • The stance of this style is continuous slow moving like a barracuda in water. Strong hand is placed right above the jabbing hand to represent the barracuda’s head. \n
  • Main attacks are to the sides like the ribs. Many of the animal styles are borrowed like the strong hand is the leopard, while the jabbing hand is an upside down snake. The barracuda is known as the Tiger of the Sea- if a side spot is open, an occasional rake with a tiger’s claw will be used to inflict pain, but not finish them off. A group of barracuda is called battery, so rapid strikes are known as battery. \n
  • Defense is based on reaction. Usually the defense is grab the attacking limb like the bite from a barracuda and a straight up “lower jaw” upper cut to the neck or a straight leopard fist into the solar plexus. Other times it will be simply stepping to the side to evade the attack and try to expose the sides for attacks.\n
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  • Teach the class about how to defend from possible attacks from attacker. Have classmates (using self control) apply wrist grabs, double wrist grabs, choking from front/side, bear hugs from behind and teach them how to get out of the situation. Teach them the most important self defense is the voice (might scare away attacker, attract attention for help)\n
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  • SGP- 15 Draft

    1. 1. KUNG FU Shawn Tran
    2. 2. THESIS STATEMENTKung Fu is a subject I would like to expand my knowledge in. I havespent seven years learning Tae Kwon Do which also included kickboxing and self-defense. I have learned a lot in those seven years andeventually got my black belt. With the techniques I have learned in TaeKwon Do, I would want to take it further and learn the five animals style,along with the general history of Kung Fu. With the new knowledgegained, I will create my own style of Kung Fu after the barracuda.
    3. 3. PERSONALRELEVANCEMay 1st, 2010
    4. 4. DEFINITIONSWushuKung Fu (Gung Fu)Chuanhttp://www.decalsandstickers.co.uk/catalog/images/kungfu_Chinese.jpg
    5. 5. THE LEGENDBodhidharmahttp://kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/upload/upfiles/2009-07/29/bodhidharma_and_the_martial_arts8d75b87604b4e088b5a3.jpg
    6. 6. HISTORY OF KUNG FU800 B.C.- Boxing700 B.C.- Wrestling500 B.C.- Meditation “exercises”500 - Shaolin Temple built in Henan520 - Bodhidharma arrives in Henan1300- High point, White Crane1500-1600- 18 into 72 movements1966- Cultural Revolutionhttp://www.travelchinaplanner.com/attachments/attraction%20pictures/Henan/shaolin%20temple.jpg
    7. 7. MODERN DAYFormsSparringhttp://0.tqn.com/d/asianhistory/1/0/l/8/-/-/HoldingCancanChuGetty.jpg
    8. 8. STYLES OF KUNG FUExternal (Waijia)- PhysicalInternal (Neijia)- QiInternal- Qihttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Awqvs2W632w/TTSOI-IlxBI/AAAAAAAAAAU/358ImooRXKw/S1600-R/taichichuan.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_j2d4_Xo4gkA/TAHjsVY8myI/AAAAAAAAAnI/tkANFH3mkFY/s1600/29-meister-des-shaolin-kung-fu-neuwied-musik-veranstaltung.jpg
    9. 9. EXTERNALNorth Shaolin Praying Mantis Monkey Fist Zui QuanSouth Shaolin Five Animals http://www.valleymartialarts.com/images/monkey3.jpg
    10. 10. XIANGXING CHUANhttp://hwcdn.themoviedb.org/oldimg/posters/7577/Kung_Fu_Panda_-_Poster_8__2008_.jpg
    11. 11. MONKEY FISThttp://www.valleymartialarts.com/images/monkey3.jpghttp://i0.peperonity.info/c/C0DC2E/193346/ssc3/home/091/my.love.a.girl/albums/angry_monkey_739979_6814015203591254164.jpg_320_320_0_9223372036854775000_0_1_0.jpghttp://img405.imageshack.us/f/monkeyvolume2.jpg/http://www.valleymartialarts.com/images/products/BLTB80271.jpg
    12. 12. PRAYING MANTIS FISTShandongHakkahttp://www.freewebs.com/unitweb1/Picture/animal%20stances%20praying%20mantis%20style.jpghttp://www.lvshaolin.com/images/mantis_main_pic1.jpg
    13. 13. FIVE ANIMALShttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mustanir/4697070515/http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg172/shredmasters777/5animal-2.gif
    14. 14. SNAKEhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Chinese_meridians.JPGhttp://room42.wikispaces.com/file/view/080304-science-snake-fangs-hmed-10a.hmedium/33476031/080304-science-snake-fangs-hmed-10a.hmediumhttp://www.phisonnhankungfu.com/images/snake1.jp
    15. 15. CRANEhttp://www.sylviastuurman.eu/birds/favourites/crane1.gifhttp://photos.demandstudios.com/60/74/fotolia_3817285_XS.jpg
    16. 16. LEOPARDhttp://www.academy-martialarts.com/uploadedImages/InsTessLeopard.jpghttp://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/006/cache/leopard_606_600x450.jpg
    17. 17. TIGERhttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/4947890827_00fa40fcb3_z.jpghttp://www.shaolin.org/images-3/answers/ans06a/tiger01.jpghttp://www2.mde.k12.ms.us/1500/CSHS/DOCS/Tiger.jpg
    18. 18. DRAGONhttp://thekungfucafe.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Chinese-Dragon-chinese-dragon-1920x1200.jpg
    19. 19. CLASS ACTIVITY I
    20. 20. BARRACUDA STYLE http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Barracuda_laban.jpg
    21. 21. STANCE
    22. 22. ATTACKShttp://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/gallery/descript/greatbarracuda/barrskull.JPGhttp://www.ecodives-keywest.com/files/Great_Barracuda-06jan04_064.jpg
    23. 23. DEFENSE
    24. 24. INTERNALTai Chi (Chuan)Self Defense
    25. 25. CLASS ACTIVITY IISelf Defense
    26. 26. CITATIONSNo annotations, just citations
    27. 27. CONCLUSIONPractice makes perfectUse your common sense (self defense)