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ZIRANMEN is a rare and unique traditional martial art that includes methods of flexibility, forms, weapons, nei gong, self-defense, and body conditioning. It calls for the use of the entire body in an integrated way to exercise and progressively strengthen the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.

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BASICS
Form the foundation of Kungfu with methods of stretching, strengthening and coordination for the body. Practices like stretch kicks for flexibility, stance holding for strength and linked movements while stepping for overall body coordination form an important part of what is known as basics. The next level includes generating force exercises, sensitivity drills and basic martial theory.

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HAND FORMS
A sequence of offensive, defensive & transitional movements that are linked together to basically serve as a systems library for combat application, strengthening, and overall body coordination. Forms are usually very specific as to the type of skill one is to derive such as for example basic hand moves, continuous attack strategy or special footwork. Forms can be as short as 13 movements to as long as 108 movements.
1 Ying Yong Quan – Basic Fist
2 Liu He Quan – Six Harmony Fist
3 Wu Yan Xing Quan – Five Swallow form Fist
4 Qing Long Quan – Green Dragon Fist
5 Hei Hu Quan – Black Tiger Fist
6 Zi Mu Lian Huan Quan – Mother Son Interlocking Fist
7 Xiao Luohan – Small Arhat
8 Jian Hua Tai Ji Quan – Simplified Taiji Fist
9 Zhang San Feng Tai Ji Quan

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WEAPONS
Training with weapons takes what one develops in hand forms to another level. The added extension and weight forces one to emphasize projection in movements, which naturally benefits the hand forms as well.  As for the practical question, movements of staff and spear can be applied to broom stick or cue, while sword movements can be used with an umbrella or cane.
1 Ying Yong Gun – Basic Staff
2 Feng Huang Jin Chi Dan Dao – Phoenix Golden Wing Broadsword
3 Ba Xian Jian – Eight Immortal Straightsword
4 Jiu Zhou Gun – Nine Province Staff
5 Liu He Qiang – Six Harmony Spear
6 Kun Wu Jian – Kun Wu
Straightsword
7 Dui Pi Jian – Two Person Splitting Straightsword
8 Xiao Kan Dao – Small Chopping Broadsword
9 Ba Gua Lian Huan Jian – Bagua Interlocking Straightsword


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TWO MAN FORMS
Two man forms along with two man combat drills, bridge the middle area between solo Forms and actual fighting. They allow one to apply and understand the fighting movements one has trained in the solo Forms in a controlled environment. With time training, these responses go from unnatural to natural, from the unspontaneous, to the spontaneous.

1 Tao Liu Chui Fa– Six Set Hammer Method/Arm Drill
2 Ba Bu Gou – Eight Step Hook
3 Chi Kao Lian Quan – Red Bottom Interlocking Fist
4 Qin Na – Capturing (Joint Locks)
5 Kong Shou Duo Dao – Barehand verses Broadsword
6 Da Dao Na Qiang – Broadsword Seizes Spear
7 Dui Pi Jian – Two Person Splitting Straightsword

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QI GONG
Qi means air, breath of life or vital energy of the body and Gong means skill derived through time and effort. It is a practice that combines relaxation techniques, deep breathing exercises, mental concentration, and physical movement for enhanced energy, health and overall harmony of mind-body-spirit.
1 Nei Quan Shou - Inner Circle Hand
2 Ba Duan Jin - Eight Brocade Silk Reeling
3 Shaolin Ba Shi - Eight Forms of Shaolin
4 Hua Tuo Wu Qin Xi - Hua Tuo's Five
Animal Play
5 Qian Ba Zuan - 1008 Movement

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CONDITIONING
Are intermediate level practices where one develops external force and special skills through the use of unique equipment such as sandbags, bamboo, iron balls, iron arm rings, and large baskets. Some of these practices are designed to develop light skill, like agility for body movement, and others to develop hard skill, like strengthening the ligaments and bones for striking. Practices are done very softly and repetitively without the use of hard force.
1 Shang Zhuang - Body Stump 
2 Zou Bo Luo - Walking Around the Basket
3 Zi Mu Qiu - Son and Mother Ball
4 Yuan Yang Huan - Paired Rings
5 Hu Kou Bang - Tiger Mouth Cudgel
6 Tie Sha Bao - Iron Sand Bag
7 Pian Ban - Kick Board 
8 Dian Zhu - Drilling Bamboo Stems
9 San Jiao Zhuang - Triangular Tree Stumps
10 Dao Zhuang - Tree Stumps of Dao
11 Cha Sha - Driving Hands Into Sand
12 Dang Ban - Blocking Board
13 Di Ben Zi - Scurrying Quickly


ziranmen COMBAT
1 Zi Ran Men Ji Ji Ying Yong – Natural Style Combat
2 Luo Han Shen Da – Arhat Spirit Striking
3 Zi Ran Quan Fa – Natural Fis
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