Wu family is of 3100
years old, they worked closely to protects the land and the people
against bandits and robbers. From Jiangsu province, Wu Jing Town
is where the family rooted their home.
Wu styles' qigong, hand form and sword play derives from Wu Ji-Zhe
of Wu Kingdom 2800 years ago (about 400-500BC). It had been practiced
by Wu families passing through one generation to the other, it
has been well kept and only be taught from father to son.
The Dragon is the symbol of the our family, it represents wisdom,
speed, strengths, power, and money: The Yang. The Pheonix represents
the peace, the graceness, the silence, the observation, the preciseness,
and the manuever: The Yin.
Wu Martial Arts hand form are trained in three phases, first is
the internal exercises, next the external techniques and speed,
and finally the combat aspect that includes weapons.
The philosophy behind our technique is to use soft against hard
and hard against soft. Mind and body as one and bring peace and
love to overcome your
enemy. When it is time to fight, the mind and body will act accordingly
and well balanced to knock the enemy down. Emphasis in Qi control
is the major issue, all Wu family should understand and develop
self-Qi control and the understanding of sinking Qi power to the
root. The Wu must be able to control your opponent within the
shortest time possible. The style is practiced among the family's
servants and used widely for combat. The technique are short and
deadly (linear), includes locking, grappling, pulling, punching,
striking, palm and finger strikes, pushing, circling, slapping
"In one's daily activities, practitioner of Wu Jia Quan Fa
(The techniques of Wu Family) should never use their knowledge
to harm fellowman, it can be ONLY use to protect and kill people
who deserves to die." In the present time, the style should
be kept to oneself unless it has been told to pass it down. The
training should involve long practice of the Five Element Qigong,
Five Element Heavy Hand Qigong and the Standing Breathing Exercise.
Proceeded with basic stances, basic kicking and hand techniques
and to basic/drilling techiniques, Intermediate (combination techniques)
and to the Dragon/Phoenix Style (the form of inner self/feeling).
There's no chain movement, each Wu style techniques are simple.
Only requirement is to protect the 4 points of the body: From
shoulder to shoulder down to the knees, forming a rectangular
shape. Each technique is exercised with minimum movement. The
smaller the movement, the quicker you can protect yourself. One
can have many different ways or technique to archive the same
result. Using the 5 elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Gold, Wood.
Each practitioner would combined these elements to produce a maximum
result of deadly movement. Hand forms should be soft like water
but hard like gold.
The practice and learning of Lion and Dragon dances are NOT a
requirement, other than for sportmanship uses, there is no emphasis.
Understanding the system is the main focus of the style, the more
you can understand and the more you can absorb to work within
your needs, the better your skill becomes. Other training including
throwing, acupresure, medicine are needed.. If not, common knowledge
of usage should be applied.
Weapons training are simple, the Da-Dao (Broadsword) or the Jian
(straightsword) are the most widely used. For Da-Dao, the movements
are simply divided into slice, cut, chop, push, grab, thrust,
pull, etc. For Jian, it combine a total of 25 basic movements.
The Spare is one of the most common used long range weapon. The
principal in weapon manueval is that it must feel right in your
hand. When you hold the sword, it became part of your arm. For
spares, it will be a net to catch the fish. When one have mastered
the whole style, the trainee will start learning strategy fights,
using formations and groups as shield. And any other practices,
such as archery, horse riding, etc.
At the end, the learner becomes teacher and teaches his son with
what he have learned. It is not permitted to teach someone who
isn't part of the family. Otherwise, this person has to carry
a chinese name once he becomes part of the group.
The student must remember:
Martial Arts Pose
Geography Family Rules
Wu Jia Quan Shu