Videos are now available to learn the first form in the Lan Shou System
(technically, Cao Chuan set), plus two-person Applications, many drills, and Lan Shou
Broadsword. One of the most valuable training from the Lan Shou System is power stretching. We have added a new page dedicated to power stretching.
Master Ye Xiao Long the King of Power Stretching
Master Ye Xiao Long Power Stretching Postures
Ye Xiao Long demonstrates amazing flexibility as a result of practicing power stretching. Many many hip and leg stretch postures are demonstrated. Master Ye also demonstrates Yang Style Form. Master Ye's thin frame belies his considerable bone-tendon-ligament power developed from power stretching. This arclhival footage came from Master George Xu Library. 10:53 min. $9.95
Ye Xiao Long and George Xu Workshop: Lan Shou and Power Stretching Essentials Telluride 1998
Lan Shou Quan Essentials with Ye Xiao Long and George Xu documents the Power Stretching and Lan Shou Workshop in Telluride, Colorado, 1998. Video has rare footage of Ye Xiao Long. Both Chen and Lan Shou forms are practiced as well as two person drills and push hands where power stretching and the value of greater range of motion through power stretching is emphasized. Great footage of Master YeArchival footage, digitized from VHS so some quality is lost. 40 min. $19.95
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Lan Shou Form- Master George Xu
Xu commits the Lan Shou System to video: The Lan Shou Form, technically
Cao Quan First Form, with Master George Xu presents detailed teaching
repetitions of all four sections of the form. Also included are
two demonstrations of the form by Master Xu, an 8-minute Lan Shou
Qigong exercise similar to "Standing in Stillness,"
10 moving drills, plus a special demonstration of the form by
Grandmaster Ye Xiao Long atop Lizard Head Pass near Telluride,
Colorado, USA. The video is great for all levels of practice.
Beginning students can learn the sequences and advanced students
can learn subtle details. U.S. Price: $49.95
The Lan Shou Form DVD contains features to make learning Lan Shou
easier. Many internal martial art videos don't give such detail.
Scene Selection options let you click on one of 9 sections. Go
straight to Qigong, view one of three demonstrations, or just
Play Movie and watch the hour-long DVD all the way through. Teaching
Form Sections 1-4 are clear and easy to follow. Master Xu performs
each sequence of moves (20) three times or more in two directions.
Names of individual postures are given on the screen to further
help.$49.95 plus S&H.
Shou Applications and Lan Shou Broadsword is really two
instructional videos on one DVD. This video is a great supplement
to The Lan Shou Form.
Shou Applications shows Master Xu performing movements of
the form, followed by a demonstration of several variations of
application of the movement with a senior student. Lan Shou
Broadsword contains step-by-step teaching repetitions of broadsword
sequences. Master Xu repeats each movement up to three times.
Filmed at Spreckles Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 78-minutes.
Time code appears in upper right corner, but is not too intrusive.
instructional videos on one DVD for $24.95
Wu Ji Lan Shou Lessons, with Grandmaster Qin Zhong Bao. Two-DVD
One includes a demonstration of the cao quan section of the
Lan Shou form, basic move drills, including walking drills, application
demonstrations, and a few standing qigong exercises with Grandmaster
Qin. English translation by Poh Kheng Loi and David Leung. 69 minutes.
Two: Master Wu Ji Lan Shou Muscle-Tendon Stretching Exercises. This
35-minute DVD is a review of stretching exercises that Master Wu
Ji's taught as part of the lan shou system training during China
Camp '07. The exercises are grouped together for easy follow-along
learning. Translated by Poh Kheng Loi. Length-35:27 min. Two-DVDs:
$39.95, plus S&H.
Wu Ji Lan Shou Lecture
Discussion and demonstration of principles and techniques of the
lan shou system. Very application-oriented. "Sink the qi and
raise the shen," is one of the many succinct, to-the-point
statements that Master Wu makes in this presentation in his typical
good-natured and non-judgmental manner. Translated into English
by Master George Xu. Length: 59:24 min.$24.95
Camp '07 Form Demonstrations.
Forty-six martial artists
from several disciplines and locations in China, USA, Italy, Germany,
Norway, and Denmark perform their forms in this prestigious event.
Names and styles are provided in titles of each performance, so
you get to know who these accomplished martial artists are. Click
Here to view list of names and styles. These DVDs are good additions
to martial art instruction libraries for owners and operators of
schools and businesses (martial art, as well as tai chi for health
groups, qigong, etc.) and all who work to preserve Chinese internal
martial arts practices and principles. Length: Disc One - 69 minutes;
Disk Two - 61 min. 40 sec. $39.95, plus S&H. Watch Wu Ji Lan
Shou Demonstration below. .Click
Here to view list of names and styles.