Grandmaster Peng Yuanzhi: Great Practice Fist dalianquan 大练拳 Great Practice Fist comes from the Monk Gate system, one of the eight special lineages of Emei Mountain. It is attributed to Ma Chaozhu, an exiled member of the royal family in the mid-Qing dynasty, who had studied Shaolin Fist in Henan. A song of Great Practice Fist goes “The opponent is nervous, but the fighter is calm. If you attack me, you will suffer disaster. You look busy, but I am not. Use both hands to protect my chest and groin.” Grandmaster Peng Yuanzhi was born in 1910 in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China. He studied martial arts from childhood and rose to become one of China’s greatest masters. He is a leading representative of the Monk Gate system of Emei Mountain. The Legendary Grandmasters of China series showcases many of the leading elder grandmasters of China. The footage was collected from 1983 to 1986 during China’s National Martial Arts Survey. When the department in charge of this survey was shut down by the government, much of the data was lost. Fortunately, some footage was recovered and has been re-mastered to include new lesson material. Each form demonstrated by the Grandmasters is broken down for instructional purposes by leading contemporary practitioners of these styles. TC Media is proud to present these historic videos in order to preserve the legacy of these extraordinary Grandmasters.
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