DVD Running Time: 61 minutes.
In Splashing Hands Snake, the fourth Animal form, we usually use a 2 finger hand so you must condition your fingers and hands – at the very least do daily fingertip pushups. Also it is very useful to learn iron hand, which you can learn in The Complete Iron Palm Method course, or you can buy the DVD here.
Sifu Chris Lomas demonstrates the Snake form, breaks down the form and teaches us in great detail and finally teaches potential real fighting applications.
According to legend Splashing Hands was a fighting system designed to teach the guards of the Shaolin Temple to defend themselves. It utilises relaxed whip-like strikes in fast combinations alongside rapid yet rooted footwork to overcome the opponent. This intensive, no-nonsense method focuses on heavy repetition of a few techniques and highly practical fighting combinations until they become second nature. The Animal forms are typically only taught to advanced Splashing Hands practitioners and build on foundational techniques so it is best to learn Splashing Hands Volumes 1-4 before learning the Animals, You can buy Splashing Hands Volumes 1-2 on DVD here and Volume 3 on DVD here.
Splashing Hands was developed in the 17th century to teach fast powerful fighting skills quickly. Those who knew how effective the system is were reluctant teach this knowledge openly, teaching only a few select students. For this reason the system was never well known. Master Humei Lefiti was the first to openly teach the system in the 1960s. Of his many students very few attained black belt status. One of those students is Sifu James McNeil who taught the complete system of Splashing Hands to Iron Palm Productions very own Sifu Chris Lomas – it is with his permission that we have made this video course.
For the first time, the animal forms will be taught openly.
N.B. Please note, these videos were filmed and produced by a different company (not by us) a while ago and are not filmed in High Definition but the teaching material is still as excellent as ever.