Identikit.

November 1, 2008

漳州捷元堂白鹤拳源至永春;以白鹤仙祖、方氏七娘、猛虎将军为宗;以捷元堂为号;以独脚鹤为识;以战派白鹤拳为名。

Zhangzhou Jie Yuan Hall’s White Crane originated in Yong Chun Province. The lineage acknowledges White Crane Immortal Master, Fang Chi Niang and Ferocious Tiger General as Ancestors.

Flying the banner of “Jie Yuan Hall”, skills derived from “Single legged Crane” and using  “Battle Sect White Crane” as name.

Above extracted from the Crane forum – a forum member’s self-intro….

This was the norm during my Sifu’s time, you describe your source, lineage, ancestors, banner (or flag) you are “flying” and your skill sets – all in one breath.

Those of you familiar with “Hong Men” or “Chinese triads” will know what I am talking about; your dragon head, where you fly your flag or hang your lanterns and most importantly, your “number”.

Personally, preservation of CKF as a culture encompasses all these “rituals” , “ceremonies” and customs.

Nowadays, much of these are lost.

Could be one of the causes of all the bickering we are  witnessing….

You know – I am more legit than you and blah blah blah.

Or it could be a case of ” The tree is getting bigger and branches are starting to rot”

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