what are chinese kung fu poomse's called

Discussion in 'Kung Fu' started by anonymousblackbelt, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. anonymousblackbelt

    anonymousblackbelt New Member

    hey what are Chinese forms called in Chinese martial arts such as in hon gar or sholin
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  3. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Wu shu often calls them taolu, but generally everyone just calls them forms.
  4. anonymousblackbelt

    anonymousblackbelt New Member

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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

  6. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

  7. Tom bayley

    Tom bayley Valued Member

    Kuen translates in several different ways - e.g as fist, as boxing, as fighting, so no reason why it cant also mean forms or sets

    I learnt my hung gar kuen (Hung family boxing) in English - so I call them forms.
  8. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Kuen (koon) Cantonese

    But like @Tom bayley says. Basically fist. We basically says "hit fist" dah kuen.

    Or when I tell family etc Im off training martial arts... Im off to dah kuen.

    Or even sparring ... Go dah kuen with him. (Point at opponent)
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  9. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    I also regularly heard then referred to as "forms" mostly.
    For competition they came under "taolu"
    and the forms I heard under mandarin name often ended "Quan" (fist).

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