Guang Wu Shuai Jiao
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The Shuai Jiao big staff is one of my favorite training tools to use.  Like everything in Kung Fu, you get what you put into it.  With the right intent, understanding and effort it can be a very grueling practice with a lot of carry over where you need it most. 
A few days after filming this I snapped my staff doing this exact exercise.  I was both sad and happy. .
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The Shuai Jiao big staff is one of my favorite training tools to use. Like everything in Kung Fu, you get what you put into it. With the right intent, understanding and effort it can be a very grueling practice with a lot of carry over where you need it most. A few days after filming this I snapped my staff doing this exact exercise. I was both sad and happy. . . . #kungfu #taiji #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #wushu #sanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #bagua #baguazhang #pakua #mantiskungfu #xingyiquan #taichi #taijiquan #taichichuan #pushhands #takedowns #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #太极 #太极拳 #螳螂拳 #八卦 #八卦掌 #推手 #形意拳
跳蹦子 Another one of my favorite movements to practice.  So many variations and ways to practice.  Here, I am going slow and staying low to focus on the lower body work.  It can also be done quickly, with different footwork, explosively, with equipment and many more. 
One year when I was training in China, I decided I would do 10,000 of these in a year.  It sounded like a lot, but when I started doing the math I realized it was not that bad and I had probably already done that many a year and more.  It goes to show you that sometimes what we think is an insurmountable goal is really just our perception. .
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跳蹦子 Another one of my favorite movements to practice. So many variations and ways to practice. Here, I am going slow and staying low to focus on the lower body work. It can also be done quickly, with different footwork, explosively, with equipment and many more. One year when I was training in China, I decided I would do 10,000 of these in a year. It sounded like a lot, but when I started doing the math I realized it was not that bad and I had probably already done that many a year and more. It goes to show you that sometimes what we think is an insurmountable goal is really just our perception. . . . #kungfu #taiji #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #wushu #sanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #bagua #baguazhang #pakua #mantiskungfu #xingyiquan #taichi #taijiquan #taichichuan #pushhands #takedowns #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #太极 #太极拳 #螳螂拳 #八卦 #八卦掌 #推手 #形意拳
皮条讲抖 “The belt teaches dou”

The belt is one of the most fundamental and common tools used for training in Shuai Jiao.  But what are trying to develop, what’s the best way to train it, and what is its function?  Knowing the answers to these will really help you in your martial training. 
Like most tools, the belt can be used for a variety of exercises, but it really is meant for and excels at one thing; developing short explosive force from the waist. .
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皮条讲抖 “The belt teaches dou” The belt is one of the most fundamental and common tools used for training in Shuai Jiao. But what are trying to develop, what’s the best way to train it, and what is its function? Knowing the answers to these will really help you in your martial training. Like most tools, the belt can be used for a variety of exercises, but it really is meant for and excels at one thing; developing short explosive force from the waist. . . . #kungfu #taiji #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #wushu #sanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #bagua #baguazhang #pakua #mantiskungfu #xingyiquan #taichi #taijiquan #taichichuan #pushhands #takedowns #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #太极 #太极拳 #螳螂拳 #八卦 #八卦掌 #推手 #形意拳
If I wanted I could probably make these movements look prettier, but that wouldn’t make them better.  I have spent a long time trying to fully understand the techniques and what is needed to apply them successfully and that is the intent and focus I bring to my solo practice. 
This movement is a very common Shuai Jiao technique and has analogous throws in many other arts.  It is often seen as simple technique, but it is not.  The reason people see it as simple is that you can find success quickly against people of low skill.  Pull to one side, stick your foot out and down they go.  But, against people with just average or above skill the movement becomes less effective and when done poorly puts you in a dangerous position.  It is for this reason I do not teach this movement until later in our curriculum.  I do not train or teach people just to use techniques against low skill opponents. 
Common mistakes include -Standing too tall and leaning back. “踢怕起“. Ti, a name for this technique,  fears rising up.  If you lean back into the throw and your opponent reacts by pushing up and into you then it might be you going down. -Pulling only with the arms.  Power must come from the waist.  If you only pull from your arms  you won’t be as strong and you might pull them into you.  Turning and using the waist is stronger and will allow you to open space for your opponent to fall. -Kicking across with the foot and placing the foot too high.  Kicking across might be a judo influence, but the mechanics work differently.  Kicking across will create lateral force one direction at the bottom, pulling laterally across at the top creates force in the other.  In the Shuai Jiao version, the force from the top pulls them out, around and down.  The foot is “captured” when it tries to lift and compensate.  Foot should be at the ankle, too high and you block the opponent and are at risk of them seizing your leg. .
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If I wanted I could probably make these movements look prettier, but that wouldn’t make them better. I have spent a long time trying to fully understand the techniques and what is needed to apply them successfully and that is the intent and focus I bring to my solo practice. This movement is a very common Shuai Jiao technique and has analogous throws in many other arts. It is often seen as simple technique, but it is not. The reason people see it as simple is that you can find success quickly against people of low skill. Pull to one side, stick your foot out and down they go. But, against people with just average or above skill the movement becomes less effective and when done poorly puts you in a dangerous position. It is for this reason I do not teach this movement until later in our curriculum. I do not train or teach people just to use techniques against low skill opponents. Common mistakes include -Standing too tall and leaning back. “踢怕起“. Ti, a name for this technique, fears rising up. If you lean back into the throw and your opponent reacts by pushing up and into you then it might be you going down. -Pulling only with the arms. Power must come from the waist. If you only pull from your arms you won’t be as strong and you might pull them into you. Turning and using the waist is stronger and will allow you to open space for your opponent to fall. -Kicking across with the foot and placing the foot too high. Kicking across might be a judo influence, but the mechanics work differently. Kicking across will create lateral force one direction at the bottom, pulling laterally across at the top creates force in the other. In the Shuai Jiao version, the force from the top pulls them out, around and down. The foot is “captured” when it tries to lift and compensate. Foot should be at the ankle, too high and you block the opponent and are at risk of them seizing your leg. . . . #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #kungfu #wushu #sanda #wushusanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #chinesewrestling #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #散打
So this happened today while practicing Shuai Jiao long staff drills.  The crack and explosion was epic. I even caught a splinter in the cheek.  Part of me is sad, because it was a good staff to train with, another part of me is very satisfied with the destruction I have caused. .
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So this happened today while practicing Shuai Jiao long staff drills. The crack and explosion was epic. I even caught a splinter in the cheek. Part of me is sad, because it was a good staff to train with, another part of me is very satisfied with the destruction I have caused. . . . . #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #gongfu #kungfu #wushu #chinesewrestling #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #摔跤 #摔角 #功夫 #武术
Wai(崴)is probably the single best martial movement I have ever learned.  I could not even begin to figure out how many repetitions I have done, easily over 10,000 without exaggeration, but I know it is not enough and it never will be.  But I will keep doing it anyway. .
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Wai(崴)is probably the single best martial movement I have ever learned. I could not even begin to figure out how many repetitions I have done, easily over 10,000 without exaggeration, but I know it is not enough and it never will be. But I will keep doing it anyway. . . . #kungfu #taiji #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #wushu #sanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #bagua #baguazhang #pakua #mantiskungfu #xingyiquan #taichi #taijiquan #taichichuan #pushhands #takedowns #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #太极 #太极拳 #螳螂拳 #八卦 #八卦掌 #推手 #形意拳
大棒子讲横‘(big stick teaches heng). The Da Bang ZI (Big Stick) is one of Shuai Jiao’s most useful training tools.  It teaches us how to develop and use ‘heng’, which is circular, horizontal force to off balance your opponent. 
As with all of our training, understanding the intent and purpose of the movement helps shape our training so that it carries over into noncooperative application. 
We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time.  I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. 
If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course.  Link in bio to our website with more information. .
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大棒子讲横‘(big stick teaches heng). The Da Bang ZI (Big Stick) is one of Shuai Jiao’s most useful training tools. It teaches us how to develop and use ‘heng’, which is circular, horizontal force to off balance your opponent. As with all of our training, understanding the intent and purpose of the movement helps shape our training so that it carries over into noncooperative application. We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time. I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course. Link in bio to our website with more information. . . . #kungfu #taiji #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #wushu #sanda #wushusanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #bagua #baguazhang #xingyiquan #taichi #taijiquan #taichichuan #pushhands #takedowns #pushinghands #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #太极 #太极拳 #螳螂拳 #八卦 #八卦掌 #推手 #形意拳
Heng Jin’r moves your opponent off balance creating angles for techniques.  Heng jin横 劲 is a short, explosive, lateral movement using the back and waist for power, but expressed through the arms. The movement must be small and explosive so that while your opponent is still collecting their balance you are able to gather and enter for your technique. 
Heng is developed through specialized training, especially the use of the big stick.  Thus the Shuai Jiao saying, ‘大棒子讲横‘(big stick teaches heng). Keep an eye out for an IGTV video in the next few days on the Big Stick and this very concept. 
We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time.  I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. 
If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course.  Link in bio to our website with more information. .
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#kungfu #taiji #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #wushu #sanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #bagua #baguazhang #mantiskungfu #xingyiquan #taichi #taijiquan #taichichuan #pushhands #takedowns #pushinghands #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #太极 #太极拳 #螳螂拳 #八卦 #八卦掌 #推手 #形意拳
Heng Jin’r moves your opponent off balance creating angles for techniques. Heng jin横 劲 is a short, explosive, lateral movement using the back and waist for power, but expressed through the arms. The movement must be small and explosive so that while your opponent is still collecting their balance you are able to gather and enter for your technique. Heng is developed through specialized training, especially the use of the big stick. Thus the Shuai Jiao saying, ‘大棒子讲横‘(big stick teaches heng). Keep an eye out for an IGTV video in the next few days on the Big Stick and this very concept. We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time. I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course. Link in bio to our website with more information. . . . #kungfu #taiji #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #wushu #sanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #bagua #baguazhang #mantiskungfu #xingyiquan #taichi #taijiquan #taichichuan #pushhands #takedowns #pushinghands #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #太极 #太极拳 #螳螂拳 #八卦 #八卦掌 #推手 #形意拳
Some more ways to be creative with your training.  A good way to warm up or cool down while still working on your technique. .
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Some more ways to be creative with your training. A good way to warm up or cool down while still working on your technique. . . . #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #kungfu #wushu #sanda #wushusanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #chinesewrestling #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #散打
This is one of my favorite techniques to work on, whether it is a solo drill, with a partner, or just trying to go for it while sparring.  It has a couple of names in Chinese, the most common being ‘Pei” which is the Beijing pronunciation of the character 披 which means to drape over the shoulder, like what you would do with a jacket. 
There is always ways to be creative with out training.  I used this as a cool down after more intense training the other day.  It was a nice way to work on the movement and it felt good to grip a jacket again. 
We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time.  I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. 
If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course.  Link in bio to our website with more information. .
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#gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #kungfu #wushu #sanda #wushusanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #chinesewrestling #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #散打
This is one of my favorite techniques to work on, whether it is a solo drill, with a partner, or just trying to go for it while sparring. It has a couple of names in Chinese, the most common being ‘Pei” which is the Beijing pronunciation of the character 披 which means to drape over the shoulder, like what you would do with a jacket. There is always ways to be creative with out training. I used this as a cool down after more intense training the other day. It was a nice way to work on the movement and it felt good to grip a jacket again. We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time. I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course. Link in bio to our website with more information. . . . #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #kungfu #wushu #sanda #wushusanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #chinesewrestling #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #散打
I went over all 4 of these variations of the Shuai Jiao move squat kick today in a Live Stream class I did for people interested in Shuai Jiao.  All of these movements are usually described as Dun Ti (squat kick) and different Shuai Jiao clubs will usually only practice one  or maybe two of them.  Their ‘version’ as people usually say.  Often there will even be some disagreement as to which of these are the ‘real’ Dun Ti. 
The truth is that each of these drills trains something different and each is beneficial.  The movements might seem similar and like different versions of the same exercise, but the intent and the application are not. 
Intent is very important in Chinese Martial Arts, regardless whether you are talking about Tai ji Quan, Praying Mantis or Shuai Jiao.  The use or application of the movement helps shape our intent.  The intent helps shape our practice.  And our practice determines how we will perform during competition or conflict.  The Intent, movement, and application have to be clear and in harmony. 
Without proper instruction or guidance it is easy to lose the intent and application and be left with a movement that will stray more and more off course and at best will become simply good exercise.

We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time.  I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. 
If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course.  Link in bio to our website with more information. .
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#gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #kungfu #wushu #sanda #wushusanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #chinesewrestling #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #散打
I went over all 4 of these variations of the Shuai Jiao move squat kick today in a Live Stream class I did for people interested in Shuai Jiao. All of these movements are usually described as Dun Ti (squat kick) and different Shuai Jiao clubs will usually only practice one or maybe two of them. Their ‘version’ as people usually say. Often there will even be some disagreement as to which of these are the ‘real’ Dun Ti. The truth is that each of these drills trains something different and each is beneficial. The movements might seem similar and like different versions of the same exercise, but the intent and the application are not. Intent is very important in Chinese Martial Arts, regardless whether you are talking about Tai ji Quan, Praying Mantis or Shuai Jiao. The use or application of the movement helps shape our intent. The intent helps shape our practice. And our practice determines how we will perform during competition or conflict. The Intent, movement, and application have to be clear and in harmony. Without proper instruction or guidance it is easy to lose the intent and application and be left with a movement that will stray more and more off course and at best will become simply good exercise. We are all making adjustments to our lives and training during this time. I am sharing some of my favorite practices with spirit of 武林一家,”all martial arts are one family”. Much respect and best wishes to all. If you are looking for more training check out our Free Introductory Shuai Jiao course. Link in bio to our website with more information. . . . #gongfu #shuaijiao #shuaichiao #kungfu #wushu #sanda #wushusanda #chinesemartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #chinesewrestling #功夫 #武术 #摔跤 #摔角 #散打
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