What is Feeding Crane?
Part ot the Chinese White Crane style of fighting, it is a ferocious combat art meant to stop the opponent within a few seconds. The focus is on bone breaks and targeting vulnerable points on the body, or disrupting the circulatory, neural, or respiratory systems.
Feeding Crane is an internal and external system. Externally, Crane utilizes fluid speed movements within the body to produce the power of a whip lightning speed, accuracy and efficiency. Crane style is preformed from a state of relaxation, and then within a split second, 100% power is utilized when executing a move, and then back to relaxation,
Feeding crane uses economical low kicks and extensive hand movements meant to imitate the wing and beak movements of the crane, and constant body contact when unleashing short range blows.
The internal power comes from a unique concept called Thunder Power, which reveals itself as a pronounced thud when a move is done correctly.
Masters of the Feeding Crane system will also have knowledge of traditional herbal medicine and acupuncture.
Feeding Crane is known in Chinese as shi he quan.
What Feeding Crane is not.
It's not a sport. There are no Feeding Crane tournaments. Tournaments mean rules. In a real fight, the only reward is getting home in one piece. There are no points, no trophies, no colored belts. The only rule is not to hurt your training partner.
What does Kung Fu mean?
It's Chinese for the "achievement of man." A person can have good or bad kung fu. They may have bad kung fu when comes to cooking, but excellent kung fu when it comes to mathematics. It was only in the late 20th century that it came to be synonymous and exclusive to the martial arts but that is a Western creation.
What are martial arts?
They are systematized and traditions of combat practices. There are many types of martial arts, but they are all, on the surface at least, meant to physically defeat an opponent. Martial arts can be hand-to-hand or it can include melee weapons, such as a bladed instruments or blunt object. Or it might include a ranged weapon, such as a sling, spear or gun.
Does Feeding Crane use ancient weapons?
Ancient weapons aren't studied. Virtually no one carry's carries a 15th century battle axes or a swords on the street in the 21st century. However, Crane students will learn to use any object as an extension of the hand. Crane techniques can be used against melee weapons.
Does Feeding Crane teach defense techniques against guns?
WHAT IS FEEDING CRANE?
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