Ying Jow Pai 鷹爪派

July 13, 2009

Some of you out there will be yelling “THIS IS NOT TRADITIONAL YCP” ….

Okay, here’s my response “YES I KNOW BUT DON’T LET IT STOP YOU FROM ENJOYING THE EXUBERANCE OF THE FORM!!!”.

I’ve seen the form performed by wushu athletes many times before and I still find watching it nice …. even today.

And by the way, this form is 30 yrs old maybe? And don’t tell see you can’t see “fighting qualities” – look harder!

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Found this info of Ying Chow Pai here.

“Eagle Claw is said to have had its origins in 1130, at a time of warfare between the Southern Song Dynasty and the Jurchen in the north, who were the ancestors of the Manchus and founders of the Jin Dynasty. The man said to be the most famous and brilliant general of the Southern Song dynasty was named Ngok Fei (Yue Fei in Mandarin).

According to popular legend, during his training, Ngok Fei had learned and developed a system of hand techniques from his archery teacher, Zhou Tong. Known as the yī bǎi ling bā qín ná (一百零八擒拿 108 Seize-Grab) techniques, they were supposedly based on a much older system only known as Elephant, and focused on seizing, locking, and pressure point strikes. These 108 techniques became the staple of his new style called Ying Kuen (鷹拳 – “Eagle Boxing”) or Ying Sao (鷹手 – “Eagle Hand”), which he taught to his soldiers in the Yue Family Army.”

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