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Stone River Kung Fu

Lin Bu Chuan_One Stance, one punch

Lin Bu Chuan is a basic form. While there are many moves in the form which may be considered more advanced than necessary, Each move is fundamentally One Stance with One Punch. This is very important. Many styles go into a stance and perform multiple techniques until the opponent moves to a different location. Some Styles transition through many stances before even entering range. Some styles hop around allot and run away after any contact. Lin Bu Chuan is based upon the concept that the body, using the stance, must focus power into the striking limb.
1. Without movement, it is difficult to choose your targets and range.
2. Without a stance, it is difficult to align the body efficiently in order to focus physical power into the strike.
3. If you are changing your stance, then you should be striking something.
4. If you are striking, then you should be changing the stance.
5. Each strike gets it's own stance.

The concept is very simple and tactical conciderations are few. By punching and changing your posture, you can maximize your attacking potential while being a minimal target. This Form actually develops very simply attacks which require advanced tactical understanding to defeat.

The important things to remember are to fully go into the stance and maintain the hand techniques. Once the stance is changed the technique must happen. To step into range and not attack is worse than standing still.
This first video is simply the form from four angles. It is a walk through which shows the movements at a moderate pace. It may give you enough information to decide if you would want to learn it.

This form can also be used as a weapon form with minimal modification. It is important to keep in mind that all forms which have spent a significant amount of time in shaolin based schools can be used as staff forms.

This second video is of the individual movements, from all four directions.

The purpose of this is to show the movements in greater detail. When learning a form as it is performed by another school, it is often difficult to know when a named movement begins and ends. While many people talk about continuous power, few demonstrate it. Until that achievement is attained, it is necessary to train individual movements and string them together into techniques. Hopefully the knowledge of a defined movement's beginning and end coupled with the name will provide some insight to how you would perform your own unique techniques.

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