Chinese Kungfu: Chang Quan (Long Fist) Beginning and Intermediate
Chinese KungFu: Chang Quan (Long Fist) Beginning and Intermediate
The forms of the Chang Quan (Long Fist) style emphasize fully extended kicks and striking techniques, and by appearance would be considered a long-range fighting system. Chang Quan uses large, extended, circular movements to improve overall body mobility in the muscles, tendons, and joints. Its style is considered to contain a good balance of hand and foot techniques. In demonstration events, Chang Quan techniques are most popular and memorable for their whirling, running, leaping, and acrobatics.
Master Xintuo Zhang is a visiting scholar at the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona. His home institution is the Songshan Shaolin Wushu College; from which he holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to non-Chinese Speakers. He has over 15 years of experience in Wushu practice, including 8 years of professional training at the Shaolin Tagou Wushu School and Professional Wushu Team of Henan Province; 6th Duan holder of Chinese Martial Arts evaluated by Chinese Wushu Association. He won the Taiji Quan championship at the International Wushu competition in 2013. Not only can he teach martial arts, but also teach how to understand martial arts theory, which gives you a more comprehensive understanding of Chinese martial arts. Master Zhang has many years of Wushu performance and teaching experience, focusing on Shaolin, Changquan and Taiji styles. He has been invited to many countries to participate in performances, such as Russia, England, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Iceland, and New Zealand. He is also a National Grade A Wushu Coach and National Grade A Wushu athlete.