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    Fu Hu Gong (Lying Tiger Exercises)

    Steve Cotter (strength & conditioning coach, USA Kuoshu Team, Bronze medalist at the 1996 Kuoshu Worlds) demonstrating a few bodyweight exercises handed down to him by Mike Patterson, who learned them from Xu Hongji, who picked them up from Hong Yixiang (all of whom were full-contact fighters):

    YouTube - Steve Cotter, "Fu Fhu Gong-Lying Tiger" body weight exercise
    (Shot after a kettlebell seminar at NY Crossfit)

    This post is dedicated to all the skinny-fat non-fighting CMA guys who go on and on about how chi-power negates the need for rigorous physical conditioning. :eusa_danc
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    That was amazing, thanks. I especially liked the old-school breaking at the end. Jeez, that guy must be strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glf
    Jeez, that guy must be strong.
    Uh, yeah. You can see him doing one-legged jump squats from the floor onto a table at around 1:50 of this video:

    YouTube - Highlight Video from Fenton Full Kontact K-Bell Bootcamp

    ... dude's a beast.
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    A quote I've heard attributed to the founder of Wu style Tai Ji Chuan:
    "Those who esteem Chi lack strength"
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    0:39 with the music and the kettlebells and oh jeez I need a towel.
    2:22 looks like (gasp!) a martial application...? Or am I projecting?
    Last edited by 1point2; 11/21/2008 5:07pm at .

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    Historical aside: that amazing one-leg squat appears to be the same principle used by specialist acrobats known in France as "sauteurs," popular entertainers who frequently doubled as rope dancers (or "funambulists"), dancing on both tight- and slack-ropes.

    Here's a description: "Although there were many variations, in the standard leap one of the acrobat's legs was bent obliquely on the ground and the trunk of his body was twisted low to the ground. From this position he quickly contracted his muscles and sprang, uncoiling, into the air. " (Robert Isherwood, Farce and Fantasy: Popular Entertainment in Eighteenth Century France [OUP, 1986], pp.38-9.)

    I guess I don't see so much twisted trunk, but still, he's not far off. Fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackrusher
    Steve Cotter (strength & conditioning coach, USA Kuoshu Team, Bronze medalist at the 1996 Kuoshu Worlds) demonstrating a few bodyweight exercises handed down to him by Mike Patterson, who learned them from Xu Hongji, who picked them up from Hong Yixiang (all of whom were full-contact fighters):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yr75_WwKAc
    (Shot after a kettlebell seminar at NY Crossfit)

    This post is dedicated to all the skinny-fat non-fighting CMA guys who go on and on about how chi-power negates the need for rigorous physical conditioning. :eusa_danc
    Those are mostly all Judo exercises. My first Judo coach would have us do many of those as a warm up before we went on to ukemi. Got some lovely skinned elbows and toes!

    However, that one-legged jump in the second video isn't anything I've seen before. WOW!!! That's impressive.

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    Those are mostly all Judo exercises.

    You mean you've done those in your Judo Class. Let's not turn this into where did those come from okay?

    Thanks Jack.
    Last edited by It is Fake; 11/22/2008 1:03pm at .

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    Those straight leg situps with the kettlebell are pretty impressive too.

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