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Here the First 5 Animals of the Splashing Hands system are taught here openly for the first time.
The Dragon is the second of the Splashing Hands Animals. In chinese culture, the dragon is heavily linked to shen (神) or spirit. It was believed that you only see one once you were close to enlightenment. Mythically they were seen as living in water or the sky, being small or big, so the form is therefore very closely linked to the idea of change and adaptivity – the ability of being able to adapt to what your opponent gives you and not having pre-set moves in mind. The form also develops fluid movement, concentration, and dynamic strength. Sifu Chris Lomas demonstrates the 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. You can learn the fundamentals of Splashing Hands in our video course, which you ought to before learning the Animals: Splashing Hands Volumes 1, 2 & 3 which you can buy on DVD here or you can buy immediate access to the online courses click here for Splashing Hands Volume 1 & 2 Online Course and Splashing Hands Volume 3 Online Course 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 produced a while ago and are not filmed in High Definition but the teaching material is still as excellent as ever.