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funnytiger


USA
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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  09:15:49  Show Profile  Visit funnytiger's Homepage Send funnytiger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On another forum the question was asked, what is the difference between Northern and Southern kung fu? Or rather what characteristics of both makes them different?

One of the things that I pointed out was our low rooted stances to which someone pointed out that ANY style that has low stances are rooted. I couldn't dispute that since I didn't know for sure. Thoughts?

I am sure this subject was covered MANY times before on the Southern Fist forum, but its not like I can look it up anymore so...

Also, this forum needed a little life, and I hope this does it.

-ft

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Ping Choi



United Kingdom
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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  10:32:09  Show Profile  Visit Ping Choi's Homepage Send Ping Choi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cant remember where I got this from, but this is the understanding I have.

Northern: refers to the geographic origin of the style but has also come to mean styles that include tumbling routines, very mobile stances, emphasises kicks.

Southern: refers to styles originating in South China, but also means styles that are thought to emphasize hand movements from stable low stances.

I may be wrong, I am new to this...
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southernkungfu



USA
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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  10:52:38  Show Profile  Visit southernkungfu's Homepage  Click to see southernkungfu's MSN Messenger address Send southernkungfu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hear that a lot that northern systems don't focus on higher stances. But when I learned we did place empasis on low, strong stances.

I think and I certainly could be wrong that particular styles may use higher stances in both lower and southern. Wing Chun for example is Southern and I don't recall the emphasis on low stances.

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funnytiger



USA
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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  12:40:44  Show Profile  Visit funnytiger's Homepage Send funnytiger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess just for clarification, I meant the techniqes used in each style, not the regions.

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BillH



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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  13:20:06  Show Profile  Visit BillH's Homepage Send BillH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
*Thinking to myself*

"Please, Please dont say 'Southern doesnt use kicks because the cities are so crowded, and so they emphasize hands, blah, blah blah'...please NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!..."

I feel it coming...

Edited by - BillH on 03/09/2006 13:23:07
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TenTigers



USA
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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  17:27:06  Show Profile Send TenTigers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
add to Bill's request-don't mention boats, or rice paddies either

"I will NOT be of the generation that killed Kung-Fu!"
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CLF Devil



USA
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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  04:45:35  Show Profile  Visit CLF Devil's Homepage  Send CLF Devil an AOL message  Click to see CLF Devil's MSN Messenger address Send CLF Devil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eh. . . . . I think the "stance" thing gets confusing. Southern arts like Bak Mei, Lung Ying, Wing Chun, Wuzhu Quan, and Tong Long use high stances. Very high in fact.

CLF and Hung Ga train with lower stances, then use higher ones for fighting.

Northern styles like Baji and Pi Qua (i think) use low stances. So yeah. . . . Northern has more low stances than Southern. But they both train with low stances and nobody gets that low in a real fight.

so yeah.

overgeneralized post.



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funnytiger



USA
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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  09:10:52  Show Profile  Visit funnytiger's Homepage Send funnytiger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CLF Devil

Eh. . . . . I think the "stance" thing gets confusing. Southern arts like Bak Mei, Lung Ying, Wing Chun, Wuzhu Quan, and Tong Long use high stances. Very high in fact.

CLF and Hung Ga train with lower stances, then use higher ones for fighting.

Northern styles like Baji and Pi Qua (i think) use low stances. So yeah. . . . Northern has more low stances than Southern. But they both train with low stances and nobody gets that low in a real fight.

so yeah.

overgeneralized post.



I am the user previously known as "Infrazael"



I don't think its fair to call this an "overgeneralized post" since I was asking the opinions of others rather than claiming to make factual statements.

I'm not sure and I don't claim to be an expert. Your input is definitely appreciated without condescending remarks on the side.

With all respect.


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Fut Sao



USA
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Posted - 03/11/2006 :  15:19:16  Show Profile  Visit Fut Sao's Homepage Send Fut Sao a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kwong Sai Jook Lum gee Tong Long Pai use very low stances in advanced stages and so does Fut Sao Wing Chun. Low stances are incorperated with monkey footworks.
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CLF Devil



USA
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Posted - 03/11/2006 :  17:56:21  Show Profile  Visit CLF Devil's Homepage  Send CLF Devil an AOL message  Click to see CLF Devil's MSN Messenger address Send CLF Devil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No no no. . .. MY post was overgeneralized. Not yours.

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funnytiger



USA
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Posted - 03/14/2006 :  10:49:33  Show Profile  Visit funnytiger's Homepage Send funnytiger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CLF Devil

No no no. . .. MY post was overgeneralized. Not yours.

I am the user previously known as "Infrazael"



Well I feel sheepish...

bah.

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dragonclaw



USA
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Posted - 03/14/2006 :  16:13:04  Show Profile Send dragonclaw a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Same for Lung Ying actually. We also use those low stances whenever necessary and the "shuffle steps" of Mor Kiu can be applied from high or low points. Tiger Leaping Over The Wall has numerous low postures and even performs jumping and jump kicks from that posture.

"One who dies for the love of the material world, dies a hypocrite. One who dies for the love of the hereafter, dies an ascetic. But one who dies for the love of the Truth, dies a sufi."

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method man



United Kingdom
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Posted - 03/15/2006 :  13:32:27  Show Profile Send method man a Private Message  Reply with Quote
we know the arts of areas in china are different but making a general south-north devision is a little to general as differences may be dependant on the geography, ethnic diversity, religion, economics, and scoial structure. For example we know a lot of arts from the south have either been impacted on or brought by the hakka (Guest)people. we know that the jin people of western china where fundemental in the development of Xing yi, tan tui and other MA. We know places near the shaolin temple in Honan use shaolin typle techniques the same can be said of towns and villages near wu dong shan or the other sacred daoist mountains. emai shan had both doaists and buddhists living there and it has some techniques/styles that are buddhist and some that are daoist. However some things will remain shroaded in mystery I think on SFO I bought up the similarities between Wing Chun and Yin Fu Bagua Zang but in the history of both there is no conection, region wise they are far apart yet they have a lot in common.
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3 Circle Method



Australia
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Posted - 03/19/2006 :  18:39:40  Show Profile  Visit 3 Circle Method's Homepage  Click to see 3 Circle Method's MSN Messenger address Send 3 Circle Method a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is no difference, fighting is fighting!

Each art has low and high stances and you should do kicks and punches to all gates.

Garry
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Choy Lay Fut Sifu



USA
138 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2006 :  22:33:32  Show Profile  Visit Choy Lay Fut Sifu's Homepage Send Choy Lay Fut Sifu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like southern styles much better personally. Chaat Sing Tong Long can be very nice though, if it's a good version. Only my opinion....don't have all the Bok Pai Yan get all defensive.

Best of luck in your training,

Sifu Michael Parrella
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TenTigers



USA
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Posted - 03/20/2006 :  01:10:33  Show Profile Send TenTigers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
chut sing tong long is an enigma. It is the most southern Northern system I've seen. It looks like a southern system played by a northern practitioner.

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