We started this website during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic as an online learning resource for international students of Kung Fu (and Yongchun White Crane Kung Fu in particular). It is an ongoing project which we will add to over time. We plan to publish more content as and when we are able.
The videos on this site are a set published in Mandarin Chinese by Master Su Ying Han in 2005 (Master Su has been Dave’s teacher since around the year 2000). They have been widely available since then. We are releasing them all together on this site to make it easier for the keen student to find all of these valuable resources in one place.
One of the hardest things for a foreigner who wishes to learn any Kung Fu style properly is the language. This can make many of the finer points of the style quite inaccessible. So along with the videos, we will be publishing selected translations in order to help make the style more accessible to more people.
If you want to start learning Yongchun White Crane Kung Fu using these videos, we suggest you work with the three on this page to begin with. We also run classes in London, in which you can participate online if you are based in a different part of the world. Complete beginners are always welcome! (Details are in the panels on the right-hand side of this page).
Safety and Legal Stuff…
You are very welcome to embark on the journey of learning this classical Kung Fu style using these video tutorials. If you are following the tutorials, please make sure you have enough space to do so safely, that your floorspace is clear of tripping hazards, and that you are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear (no socks on a slippery floor surface, please!)
You should only follow these tutorials if you are medically fit to do so. If you have any doubt about the state of your health, please consult with your doctor before you start.
We need to say that if you train using Master Su’s tutorials, you agree to do so at your own risk, and by doing so, you agree that you will not hold us responsible for any loss or injury sustained by you.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, you must undertake to follow the martial code if you choose to learn Yongchun White Crane Kung Fu using these tutorials.
If you’re in any doubt about any of the above, please get in touch!
Yongchun White Crane Basics
This video details the basics of the White Crane System.
Seven Steps, Three Battles
This video contains a tutorial of the Qibu Sanzhan (7 Steps 3 Battles) form. Here is our translation of the movement names.
Thirteen Shaking Steps
This video contains a tutorial of the Shisan Bu Yao (13 Shaking Steps) form. Here is our translation of the movement names.