Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Best of Chinese Martial Arts, Internal Methods Chi Gong & Nei Gong

Best of Chinese Martial Arts, Internal Methods #2
Neigong forms from various traditional schools.

The "Best Of Chinese Martial Arts" series is one of a kind. It contains footage of many old masters, rare styles, rare forms, and exotic weapons. however it is in many ways a mixed bag, You will find amazing footage of highly skilled traditional masters shuffled in with "traditional" forms performed in the manner of modern Wushu by young graduates of modern Wushu academies. However the sheer number of awesome clips of old and rare forms done by veteran boxers more than makes up for those.

The "Best Of Chinese Martial Arts" series was put out to showcase traditional Chinese martial arts and contains footage of many rare styles and great masters.
The clips used come from two main sources. The first source is provincial and national martial arts competitions held in the late 80's and early 90's. The second source is footage from the national martial arts survey done in the early-mid 1980's. The survey was done to get an idea of the scope of Chinese martial and to compile a list of the surviving schools, along with their forms and specialties. The other main reason was that many old traditional masters had not passed on their skills to any students. In cases like that they hoped to at least preserve footage of the art before the master passed.

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