Scott's Siu Lum Kuen Adult Curriculum

Development and Training

Stance Training - Stance training is an essential part of developing the foundation in Southern Siu Lum Gung Fu (Shaolin Kung Fu). If you can't stand strong then the rest of your defenses become weak. Good footwork and stances help to set up all the upper body applications. With proper footwork and positioning only then can counter attacks be carried out successfully. 

Forms Training - Used to develop a strong foundation, strength, flexibility and stamina. Forms train the necessary skills needed for self defense. They also develop internal energy and external strength including vital energy (chi), muscles, tendons, mental focus, and so much more.

Sensitivity Training - This level and type of training is unique to only a handful of schools around the world. This training was kept secret and passed on to only closed door students before the Cultural Revolution in China. Now only a handful of schools around the world properly teach this training. We develop these skills slowly so students aren't intimidated and can build their confidence through cooperation with other students instead of too much competition. These exercises are used for developing the ability to apply all of the applications taught in the forms for real self defense. This is essential for developing a higher level of skill and timing. There are hundreds of variations of sensitivity drills that we practice, ultimately translating into thousands of different variations of self defense applications. These are performed with a partner to help students train the ability to feel the changes of any given situation. Sensitivity training develops the ability to bridge and adhere (stick) to an aggressor so once engaged in a self defense situation the student can sense, adapt and counter the attacks that are presented. We cover all forms of fighting methods in this training. The methods we use cannot be adapted to competitive sparring or fighting, they are meant to be used only for real self defense and are too devastating to adapt to competition arenas. Whether an attacker uses punches, kicks, takedowns, joint locks or any other form of fighting, we teach students to adapt and counter the attacks with extremely effective principles that are taught in only a handful of schools around the world.

Float Sparring and Free Fighting - After a student has reached a level of very good control and has spent numerous hours developing all the other training methods especially sensitivity training, the student will begin training in float sparring eventually gaining the proper skills for free fighting. This form of sparring is in no way related to sport or competitive sparring. It is strictly used to increase the practitioners experience in real life situations. At this level the student will clearly see what skills have been acquired through their diligent practice of all the other training methods. The student will now be reaching a higher level of proficiency in the art.

Bone Conditioning - Used for strengthening the bones in various parts of the body. Whether blocking or striking the bones are developed to withstand the abuse they are exposed to.

Iron Palm - Used for strengthening the muscle, tendons and bones in the hands so when defending and especially striking the hands can withstand the forces that the hands are exposed to. This enables the practitioner to deliver true power without injury to the hands.

Wooden Dummy Training - Used for developing the student's skills in general. There are many types of wooden dummies all designed for different types of development training.

Chin Na - Translates as seizing and controlling. This is the mother of all Jujitsu development. Chin Na can be used both standing and on the ground. It encompasses advanced methods such as joint locks (joint manipulations), devastating strikes to vital points (eyes, throat, groin, etc.), bone and muscle destruction, takedowns, throws, etc.

Qi Gung - Translates as energy work or cultivation. Used for developing the internal energy and external strength needed for any adverse situation. This is where the student learns to focus their mind and strengthen the body and spiritual energy for all of life's challenges.

Philosophy & Theory - Used for taking all that the student learns and putting it together in a comprehensive way to apply to every aspect of their life. This is where good training becomes engrained within the students being. We ultimately teach students to use the skills they develop for helping others and contributing positively to their community.
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Healing Arts - This is the final stage of development. After a student has successfully developed a high level of proficiency in all the other development and training methods the student will begin learning the art of Dit Dar and Traditional Oriental Medicine. The student will study Acupressure and Acupuncture theories and point location, The Five Elements Theory, Diagnosis methods, Meridian location, internal and external herb application, Qi Gung for healing  etc.

Main Siu Lum Hand Forms

Plum Flower Blocking Set - Mui Fa click for more info
Small Plum Flower - Siu Mui Fa click for more info
Arrowhand - Jin Sao click for more info
Lau Family Fist - Lau Ga Kuen
Taming the Tiger Fist - Gung Gee Fuk Fu Kuen click for more info
Butterfly Palm - Wu Dip Jeung
Tiger & Crane Fist - Fu Hok Seung Ying Kuen click for more info
Five Animals Fist - Ng Ying Kuen click for more info
Iron Wire Fist - Tit Sin Kuen click for more info
18 Monk Fist -  Sup Baat Lohan Kuen click for more info
Drunken Fist - Jui Kuen click for more info

Main Siu Lum Weapons click for more info

Pole/Staff - Guan
Spear - Cheurn
Broadsword - Dao
Double Edge Sword - Gim
General Kwan's Long Handled Sword - Kwan Dao
9 Section Chain Whip - Jui Jie Bian

There are a number of other hand forms, development exercises and weapons that are not listed above, but the above list represents the core of Scott's Siu Lum Gung Fu.

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