DRUNKEN EIGHT IMMORTALS
Zui Ba Xian (Chui Pat Seen)
The "Drunken Eight Immortals" or "Zui Ba Xian" in Mandarin Chinese ("Chui Pat Seen" in (Cantonese) is an amazing set. Some patterns may appear out of form. This is because practitioners of "drunken" kungfu often compromise their form to accomplish certain advantages, like dodging and striking simultaneously, deceptive movements, and tricking opponents.
To apply "Drunken Eight Immortals" or any "drunken" kungfu well, practitioners should have good internal force. An excellent way to develop such internal force is the "Eighteen-Lohan Art".
This set of "Drunken Eight Immortals" is Grandmaster Wong's composition, based on the signature techniques of the "Drunken Eight Immortals" of Taoist Kungfu which he learned from Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam, and the "Drunken Eight Immortals" of Choe Family Wing Choon he learned from Grandmaster Choe Hoong Choy.
The set here is performed slowly to enable students to learn it more easily. Those attending the "Drunken Eight Immortals" course at the UK Summer Camp from 18th to 21st July 2011 should learn the set before attending the course. In this set there are four special techniques from each of the eight Immortals, namely
- Immortal Zhang Guo Lao (Cheong Kor Lou in Cantonese)
- Immortal Han Zhong Li (Hon Choong Lei in Cantonese)
- Immortal Li Tie Guai (Li Thit Kwei in Cantonese)
- Immortal Lu Dong in (Lui Choong Pian Cantonese)
- Immortal Cao Guo Jiu (Choe Kok Kau in Cantonese)
- Immortal Han Xiang Zi (Hon Seong Tzi in Cantonese)
- Immortal He Xiang Gu (Ho Seen Ku in Cantonese)
- Immortal Lan Chai He (Lam Choy Woh in Cantonese)
The set is presented in 4 parts as well as in full.
You can view the whole set here by clicking on the picture below, or view it at Vimeo by clicking on the caption
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