For instructors of non-sport martial training, this Master’s Manual details 340 duan chuan fa or “Short Fist” extremely aggressive and terminal close range fighting techniques, maneuvers and strategies against specific aggressions. As this is oriented toward seasoned instructors, no photos are included, nor are they necessary with the detailed written directions. This is not “self defense” material: that is not its genesis and it is patently inappropriate for those who do not train seriously.The techniques present combinations of throws, locks, breaks, holds, chops, kicks, punches and other strikes arranged in 11 levels of belt ranks up to 5th Black, as presently used in the Chuan Fa Kenpo system. Each technique will easily suggest 10 optional and equally effective maneuvers, i.e. these are “seeds” for dynamic, adaptive responses. There has been a deliberate attempt in the Manual’s layout to allow room for you to leave tracks as you modify these seminal maneuvers.
The methods function at all angles and primary distances; however due to its striking methodology, maximum power is reached through short-range attacks.
The first four levels (White, Blue, 2nd Degree Green, 1st Degree Green) concentrate on dealing with how to deal with holds and locks, and leave the assailant down-and-out in the process. Although some time is spent on defending against fist and leg attacks, not until the following two levels (3rd Brown and 2nd Brown) will such challenges be studied.
The seventh and eighth belt levels (1st Brown and 1st Degree Black) then concentrate almost exclusively on resolving multiple opponent and weapon attacks. And finally, the defense curriculum of the last three belts (2nd through 4th Black) elicits longer and more complex responses, drawing on the incremented training of the previous levels.
About the Author
Edward Orem’s mind-body studies began in 1964 and have included such diverse disciplines as Burmese kick-boxing, Shaolin Boxing, Hatha yoga, Kuang Ping T’ai-chi Ch’uan, Hsing-I Ch’uan, Kundalini Yoga, Pa Kua Chang, Chuan Fa, Tao Gah Chi Kung. His qualifications include B.A. in English, 8th Degree Black Belt (Zen Kempo-jitsu), 10th Degree Black Sash (Ch'uan Fa Kenpo), Certifications include Instructor of Tai-chi Chuan and Wu Shu Kung Fu. He was appointed to the Board of Directors, International Chinese Boxing Association, 2006-2011.
He has studied at American University, Georgetown University, California State University (Arcata), Nyingma Institute of Tibetan Studies, Chi-Kung Institute, and with 10 martial arts masters. Mr. Orem has taught privately in Wash., DC, Senegal, Guatemala, British Columbia, San Francisco, and Costa Rica, as well as through health and education service organizations. He has written, produced and performed in 30 training videos in the fields of natural health and fitness, martial arts, and has written several training manuals, as well as feature articles for a popular on-line martial arts magazine.
He was a regular consultant in stress reduction and instructor in exercise therapies with the Pitt River Indian Health Service, in northern California and has been Guest Lecturer at a community hospital, as well as Instructor at Central Oregon Community College. Workshops in various disciplines have been given in California, Oregon, and Florida. Mr. Orem offers private consultation in longevity arts, and teaches T’ai-chi Ch’uan, N. Long Fist, and Chi Kung through CenterPoint Integral Mind-Body Training, Costa Rica. Contact Mr. Orem through his website http://mindbodyimperative.strikingly.com Special attention and training: Golden Phoenix Rising (for mature athletes). Check it out.