EarthDragon
06-18-2004, 01:53 AM
For those of you that have not purchased a copy of Tainan's tape I highly suggest you do so today. I just watched it for the first time and I must say is has excellnt techniques and clear comprehention of what is being applied. Edited and very clear to follow, even has slow motion in many sequences that are demonstrated. Excellent job Tainan...... when is the next one?
 

For those of you that have not purchased a copy of Kevin Brazier's DVD I highly suggest you do so today. I just watched it for the first time and I must say is has excellent techniques and clear comprehension of what is being applied. Edited and very clear to follow, even has slow motion in many sequences that are demonstrated. Excellent job Kevin...... when is the next one?

Michael Haley

 

 

 
"Santiago Rivera" <santirivera2006@yahoo.es>

Dear Kevin:
I honestly cannot but give it five stars. This for the following reasons:
a) Both a form very representative of northern-style kung-fu worth learning it and very useful mantis partner drills are shown in here. They constitute rare material not easily available in the western world.
b) The material is fully instructed in a self-explanatory way by both repetition and slow motion -besides it includes traditional names and applications. Provided you have already some martial arts background you have an excellent learning tool here.
c) All of the elements of background, music and outfits reveal an aesthetic ambition that make this production really appealing and original. Among this aspects I like very much the mix of jazz, bossa nova, Mexican music, etc. It's a relief not having to hear "The General's Mandate" again. Not That I do not like it, it's just that you are hearing it everywhere that has to do with kung-fu these days!
I hope you have a great success with this disc. It's of the best that you can buy to learn kung-fu.
With my best wishes
Santiago

 

 The whole breakdowns of the mantis techniques (mantis keys such as ou-lou-tsai, etc.), kicks, and so on, with the extra of showing them in frozen images, allow a very detailed appreciation of the material you are transmitting. 

The way you introduce the techniques with your student, and repeat them, show not only the way they work, but also how to train them.
 

Really, I wish many people could learn from your DVD. I have quite a lot of books, DVDs and VCDs on kung-fu, but your is top quality.
Santiago
 

 
The cover of Shaolin Eight Step Continuous Fist has the inserting palm technique. This picture is from Shaolin boxing's first known manuscript on empty hand fighting.