Lin Qingsong: "Wan Laisheng's Fighting Methods of Natural Boxing" set of VCDs:
Natural Boxing (Zi Ran Men, Natural Style, Natural Gate) is a rare internal martial art, known for its combat effectiveness. Its methods are not based on set patterns, but rather creating fighting ability through practice of basics, which not only develops external skills, but first of all builds strong internal foundation - vitality, internal energy, spirit. In practice this means developing reflexes, courage, both physical and psychological attributes that make one a good fighter. The style has Taoist roots and became known because of Du Xinwu, bodyguard to Sun Yat-sen, the first president of Republic of China. Du's most famous disciple was late Wan Laisheng (1902-1992), who gained his fame during fighting competitions in 1930. Originally trained in Shaolin Six Harmonies Boxing as well as Luohan Boxing, Wan became famous for his skills in Natural Boxing and has has spread this rare style in China. This set commemorates 100th anniversary of Wan Laisheng's birth and shows many seldom shown aspects of Natural Boxing. It is demonstrated and explained by Lin Qingsong, longtime disciple of Wan Laisheng, main coach of Wan Laisheng Martial Arts Academy in Tokyo; his demonstrations at the age of 58 are very impressive.
1.Natural Boxing - Basics of Combat (Zi Ran Men Boji Jichu)
2.The Essence of Fighting Methods of Natural Boxing (Zi Ran Men Boji Jingcui, many specific fighting methods of Natural Boxing, both offensive and defensive)
3.Natural Boxing - Yang Locking Method, Wushu and Calloigraphy (Zi Ran Men Suo yang Gong, Wushu Yu Shufa, rare method allowing to lift testicles to the inside of the belly, allowing not only to accept even strongest blows/kicks to the groin, but also to use the power of the whole body)
Liang Shou Zhong: “Essence of Wan Laisheng's Wushu” 9 DVD Sets:
The Essence of Wan Laisheng"s Wushu 9 DVD Set is demonstrated by direct disciple of Wan Laisheng, the chief coach of South Shaolin Wushu Gymnasium, - the sixth Dan of Chinese Wushu.
Vol 1: Eight-step Hook Paired Practice:
Eight-step Hook Paired Practice is one of the paired practices in the Liuhe (Six Conformities) school. Its most notable feature is that the body movement and the footwork are very agile and quick. It can advance and retreat freely, each form of the fists moving upward and beating downward, the movements are quite forceful and vigorous. Practicing this kungfu, you can win over the opponent stronger than you by circumvention, and subdue the weaker easily. Your kungfu will be improved a lot if you have such a good chance to learn this set.
Vol 2: Chi Bi Paired Practice:
It is impossible to trace who edited and popularized this set of boxing. But the Liuhe (Six Conformities) school keeps this paired practice method in which one person attacks while another defends, one person advances while another retreats. Master Wan Laisheng often practiced this boxing with his disciples. He required it to be exact, steady and firm; the body movements should be practiced well. Take the feint movements as the real movements, you can perform the movements well by frequent practice.
Vol 3: Catching and Holding Paired Practice:
The catching and holding paired practice is a kind of combat technique. It is a technique in which you use all kinds of methods to force the opponents body to move beyond the general moving scope of the bodys conformities, and then it would make him lose the ability to resist because of great pain. Its techniques mainly contain chopping, pointing, pulling, catching, blocking, shutting, cutting, buckling and so on.
Vol 4: Phoenix Golden Wing Single Broadsword: Phoenix Golden Wing Single Broadsword is also called Six Conformities Single Broadsword. Broadsword play is the most common one in Chinese ancient weapons, and it gains high honor from martial artist in all the ages. The Six Conformities Single Broadsword has the feature of being swift, forceful, strong and vigorous. Its movements contain hacking, chopping, stabbing, cutting, twining and wrapping the head and so on.
Vol 5 & 6 Free Sparring in Nature School (2 dvds): Free Sparring in Nature School has the same feature as the sets of boxing in it. The movements change without any hints; stillness and motion turn into each other without beginning and ending; the movements are performed between firmness and emptiness; all the movements are performed naturally. Its rule of practice in a circle is that the body moves like a bending bow and hand like an arrow. The eyes are like the falling stars and the leg like the drill. Its requirements for the hands are: moving inside as strong as the steel hook, and stabbing as sharp as the broadsword, as strong as the hard stone when you meet the opponents and as sticky as the glue, hide as quickly as the wind and dodge as agilely as the sword coming out of the scabbard, the opponent will have nowhere to escape but hands up to surrender.
Vol 7 & 8: Quintessence of Wan Laisheng"s Free Combat: The Combat Skill of Wan Laisheng's Natural School Kung fu was passed down directly by the great master of Natural School Du Xinwu, who was from Hunan. Used the sayings about the combat skill of Natural School that Wan Laisheng has said: there are these words to describe the essences of the skill: capture and arrest alive, escape and dodge tactfully; shrink and extend or rise and drop skillfully; the body soft and agile. When you achieve the co-coordination of the movements and the spirit, you receive the real kung fu. The disciples should remember: the movement and the stillness have no source, the change of the skill have no end, sometimes it's false sometimes it's real, all things will be born naturally.
Vol 9: Genitals-locked skills in Nature School.
In Wushu combat, the most cruel and venomous form is the "Attacking the crotch" in which the attacking aim is the opponent’s crotch. It would be very tragic if the crotch were hurt badly. Lin Qing Song, a disciple taught directly by Wan Laisheng, works out a wonderful kind of kungfu "Genitals-locked Skill" by more than forty years of practice. It helps to relieve the biggest worry of the wushu practitioners. Lin Qin Song is also a very famous calligraphist. He is good at cultural learning and wushu and these two latents bring out the best of each other. This inspires the wushu practitioners that Chinese traditional wushu is really broad and profound.