Beginners Empty Hand
These nine fighting and exercise sets are from S. Shaolin, 5-Family, Choy Li Fut, Hung, and N. 5-Animal styles. They are perfect for students just starting their Kung-Fu training. The stress is on the fundamentals of stance work, internal and external strength, proper maneuvering, and many basic types of punching, blocking, kicking, and striking. Many of them would be considered intermediate to advanced level in many other schools, and their combinations provide effective sequences of techniques for a wide range of self defense applications or free sparring.
**For those who are instructors or for anyone planning to open their own school, these would be outstanding sets to present to beginners' classes. They would be challenging to anyone other than experienced practitioners. Taken all together, they provide a solid foundation on which to build any type of advanced training program. (See also Fundamentals for more material suitable for beginners).
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