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NORTHERN SHAOLIN LONG FIST CURRICULUM

Basic Beginner Level

White / Yellow / Orange Sash:

PART ONE

  • 1. Fundamental Stance work
  • 2. Fundamental Arm work
  • 3. Fundamental Leg work
  • 4. 1 and 2 Step Forms
  • 5. Long Fist Training Drills 1 & 2

PART TWO

  • 1. Basic footwork, punching, blocking and kicking Techniques
  • 2. Long Fist Training Drills 3, 4, 5 & 6
  • 3. Tan Tui Twelve (12 Road Springing Legs Form)
  • 4. Lian Bu Chuan (Consecutive Steps Boxing Form)
  • 5. Basic Tui Sou (Fighting Forms) 1, 2 & 3
  • 6. Right Hand/Right Leg Self Defense Methods
  • 7. Level 1 sparring

Intermediate Level

Green / Blue / Purple Sash:

PART ONE

  • 1. Basic footwork, punching, blocking and kicking Techniques
  • 2. Gung Li Chuan (Power Boxing Form)
  • 3. Shaolin Chi Mei Quan (Eye Brow Staff Form)
  • 4. Chin Na 18 Joint manipulation techniques
  • 5. Basic Tui Sou 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • 6. Left Hand/Left Leg Self Defense Methods
  • 7. Self Defense Methods against the Club
  • 8. Level 2 sparring

PART TWO

  • 1. Intermediate footwork, punching, blocking and kicking methods
  • 2. Yi Lu Mai Fu (First Road Ambush Defense Form)
  • 3. Er Lu Mai Fu (Second Road Ambush Defense Form)
  • 4. Shaolin Darn Dao (Basic Shaolin Saber Form)
  • 5. Basic Two Man Fighting Set
  • 6. Intermediate Tui Sou 1, 2 & 3
  • 7. Right and Left Hand/Leg Combination Self Defense Methods
  • 8. Self Defense Methods against the Knife
  • 9. Level 3 sparring
  • 10. First Level Iron Palm

Advanced Level

Red Sash:

  • 1. Xiao Hu Yan (Little Tiger Swallow Form)
  • 2. Mei Hua Mai Fu Chuan (Plum Flower Ambush Defense Form)
  • 3. 5 Tigers Killing the Lamb Staff Form
  • 4. Intermediate Tui Sou 4, 5, 6, 7
  • 5. Level 4 sparring
  • 6. Self Defense Methods against Multiple Assailants – Front and Back
  • 7. Self Defense Methods against the Gun
  • 8. 36 Joint Manipulation Techniques
  • 9. 9 Wrestling Techniques

**Assistant Instructor Certification**

Red & Yellow Sash:

  • 1. Advanced footwork, punching, blocking and kicking methods
  • 2. Yet Ching Chuan (Monk Yet Ching's Form)
  • 3. Shi Tzu Tang (Cross Way Form)
  • 4. 5 Tigers Kill the Lamb Saber Form
  • 5. Staff vs Staff Fighting Set
  • 6. Self Defense Methods against Multiple Assailants – Side to Side
  • 7. Level 5 Sparring
  • 8. Second Level Iron Palm

Red & Green Sash:

  • 1. Mei Hua Di Tang (Plum Flower Break-Fall Form
  • 2. Tai Tzu Chang Chuan # 1 (Emperor Tai Tzu's First Longfist Boxing Form)
  • 3. Shaolin Spear Form
  • 4. San Cai Chien (Three Powers Sword Form)
  • 5. 72 Joint Manipulation Techniques
  • 6. 18 Wrestling Techniques
  • 7. Saber vs Saber Fighting Set
  • 8. Self Defense: Defending the Front Corners
  • 9. Level 6 sparring

Red & Blue Sash:

  • 1. Tai Tzu Chang Chuan # 2 (Emperor Tai Tzu's Second Longfist Boxing Form)
  • 2. Cha Chuan #4 (4 Sides; 4 Corners Boxing Form)
  • 3. 4 Ways of Running Saber Form
  • 4. Kun Wu Chien (Kun Wu Sword Form)
  • 5. Advanced 2 Man Fighting Set
  • 6. 36 Wrestling Techniques
  • 7. Self Defense: Defending the Back Corners
  • 8. Level 7 Sparr

Advanced Level

Red Sash:

  • 1. Xiao Hu Yan (Little Tiger Swallow Form)
  • 2. Mei Hua Mai Fu Chuan (Plum Flower Ambush Defense Form)
  • 3. 5 Tigers Killing the Lamb Staff Form
  • 4. Intermediate Tui Sou 4, 5, 6, 7
  • 5. Level 4 sparring
  • 6. Self Defense Methods against Multiple Assailants – Front and Back
  • 7. Self Defense Methods against the Gun
  • 8. 36 Joint Manipulation Techniques
  • 9. 9 Wrestling Techniques

**Assistant Instructor Certification**

Red & Yellow Sash:

  • 1. Advanced footwork, punching, blocking and kicking methods
  • 2. Yet Ching Chuan (Monk Yet Ching's Form)
  • 3. Shi Tzu Tang (Cross Way Form)
  • 4. 5 Tigers Kill the Lamb Saber Form
  • 5. Staff vs Staff Fighting Set
  • 6. Self Defense Methods against Multiple Assailants – Side to Side
  • 7. Level 5 Sparring
  • 8. Second Level Iron Palm

Red & Green Sash:

  • 1. Mei Hua Di Tang (Plum Flower Break-Fall Form)
  • 2. Tai Tzu Chang Chuan # 1 (Emperor Tai Tzu's First Longfist Boxing Form)
  • 3. Shaolin Spear Form
  • 4. San Cai Chien (Three Powers Sword Form)
  • 5. 72 Joint Manipulation Techniques
  • 6. 18 Wrestling Techniques
  • 7. Saber vs Saber Fighting Set
  • 8. Self Defense: Defending the Front Corners
  • 9. Level 6 sparring

Red & Blue Sash:

  • 1. Tai Tzu Chang Chuan # 2 (Emperor Tai Tzu's Second Longfist Boxing Form)
  • 2. Cha Chuan #4 (4 Sides; 4 Corners Boxing Form)
  • 3. 4 Ways of Running Saber Form
  • 4. Kun Wu Chien (Kun Wu Sword Form)
  • 5. Advanced 2 Man Fighting Set
  • 6. 36 Wrestling Techniques
  • 7. Self Defense: Defending the Back Corners
  • 8. Level 7 Sparr

**Instructor Certification**

Black Sash Degree Levels

Black and White Sash:

  • 1. Fan Zi Chuan (Rotating Boxing Form)
  • 2. Mei Hua Chuan (Plum Flower Form)
  • 3. Shaolin Enchanted Staff Form
  • 4. Sword vs Sword Fighting Set
  • 5. Level 8 – San Sou
  • 6. Level Three Iron Palm
  • 7. Self Defense: Defending the 4 Sides and 4 Corners Simultaneously
  • 8. Self Defense Methods in the Down Position

Black and Yellow Sash:

  • 1. Mi Zong Chuan (Lost Track Boxing Form)
  • 2. Chi Men Chien (Chi Family Sword Form)
  • 3. Chi Dong Bei Spear Form
  • 4. Saber and Shield Form
  • 5. Sword vs Spear Fighting Set
  • 6. Level 9 – San Sou

Black and Green Sash:

  • 1. Kwan Do Form
  • 2. Tai Tzu Short Staff Form
  • 3. Spear vs Kwan Do Fighting Set
  • 4. Double Hooks Form
  • 5. Applied Chin Na and Counters against Single/Multiple Assailants
  • 6. Level 10 – San Sou

Black and Blue Sash:

  • 1. Applied Shuai Jow and Counters against Single/Multiple Opponents
  • 2. The Study of the Vascular System and Martial Application
  • 3. The Study of the Nervous System and Martial Application
  • 4. The Study of the Skeletal System and Martial Application
  • 5. Understanding the 2 Vessels and 12 Meridians
  • 6. Advanced Chi Gong/Nei Gong (Tortoise Crane Style)
  • 7. 72 vital Striking Points and 36 Lethal Striking Points

Master Level

Black and Red Sash:

After completing the above curriculum, students are required to further excel in one or several of the areas below to become certified as a Master Instructor:

  • *Develop ones San Sou fighting to a high level
  • *Complete and master the 5 essential levels of Chin Na
  • *Develop one's internal energy to a level that meets the governing board’s approval
  • *Teach the Bei Shaolin curriculum for ten consecutive years with the approval of the governing board