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Barehand Sytems and Styles

    The Wudang San Feng Lineage contains several barehand training routines for students.  These different routines range from the most basic routine  Jibenquan (Basic Fist), to the more advanced routines.


   The first routines that students generally learn are Jibenquan基本拳 and Xuangongquan 玄功拳 1, 2, and 3.  The Xuangong System has been passed down from the Northern Wudang System and stresses foundation building.  As the Xuangong System is from Northern Wudang, mostly large and open movements are employed and kicking technique is strongly stressed - including sidekicks, thrust kicks, roundhouse kicks, tornado kicks, lotus kicks and several other ground and flying kicks.  Learning from the Xuangong system helps to improve flexibility, widen and stabilize stances, build foundational coordination, improve agility, etc.   Xuanzhenquan 玄真拳 and Longhuaquan 龙华拳 (Dragon) are culminations of the more basic forms into more complex and challenging ones that require the strong foundation produced through the practice of the more basic forms and place greater emphasis on body technique.  

    Within the Wudang San Feng Lineage are several other empty hand forms such as Fuhuquan 伏虎拳 (Taming the Tiger) and Xuanwuquan 玄武拳.  Fuhuquan focuses on strong stances as well, ferocious and lightning fast hand and kicking techniques, and soft explosive power.  Xuanwuquan is a form that combines the soft, explosive flowing power of Taijiquan 太极拳 with the continuous, explosive, deceptive, and piercing movements of Baguazhang 八卦掌 and direct integrated power of Xingyiquan 形意拳.  Zi He also teaches other complementary empty hand forms and practices which are not directly from the Wudang San Feng Lineage such as Liuhe Bafa 六合八法, Praying Mantis 螳螂拳, Snake 蛇拳, Tongbeiquan 通背拳, Piguaquan 劈挂拳, etc..  

The following is a list of some of the empty hand forms taught by Rui Zi He:




    For more information on Taiji, Taiyi, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan, please have a look at the drop down menu under Training Ethic and Philosophy or click the links.

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