Another Southern Boxing system.

March 1, 2009

 

Here’s something else that’s rarely heard off outside of Asia – Pingyang Southern Boxing.

 

Generally described as a “living fossil”, Pingyang is listed as “Wenzhou fist nest” and in 2001, honored as “township of National Martial Arts”.

 

 

Pingyang martial arts go all the way back to the Sui and Tang dynasties with the arrival of Buddhist monks who brought along their fighting skills.

 

Mixed together with indigenous art forms, these amalgamations survived until modern times.

 

The common fundamental training is centered around “San Zhan” or “3 battles” and  includes “5 chickens”, “Crane”, “Hard & Soft” “Flying Bear”, “Buffalo/Cow horns” etc etc….

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