A magazine of martial and movement arts, with a focus on the internal style of Tai Chi Chuan

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The United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition Collection

A note on production values:

The videos in this series were produced with low-end professional equipment available in the mid 1980s. Footage was shot on Sony ¾” U-Matic and U-Matic SP video tape recorders and edited on U-Matic SP equipment. Three of the six cameras used to document the 1989 competitions were low-end, single-tube cameras, and the 1986 Southwest United States Kung Fu/Wushu Exposition Masters Demonstration tape contains footage from a consumer-grade VHS camera. The production values throughout are adequate and generally improve as the years progress. All of the masters’ demonstrations and most of the competition videos feature multiple camera angles. The original tapes were rescued after twenty years of neglect and storage in less-than-ideal conditions, and during that time, some sustained damage. The publishers made every attempt to preserve the images and to present viewers with the best possible quality, and we apologize in advance for any glitches in the final product.

 

 

1986

Southwest United States Kung Fu / Wushu Exposition

Demonstrations by acknowledged masters of kung fu such as Yang Jwing-Ming, Adam Hsu, Liang Shouyu, Johnny Lee, and former members of the Chinese National Wushu Troop Zhang Gui Feng, Li Jin Heng, and Yu Shaowen. Also demonstrations by the 1986 U.S. National Wush Team, members of the Canadian Wushu Team, and Francisco Gonzales, the head of the Wushu Team of Mexico. Also demonstrating are form competition notables Sam Masich, Phillip Wong, Kenny Perez, and others. (1 hr. 55 min.)

 

1987

 

United States National Kung Fu / Wushu Competition Evening Demonstration

Features demonstrations by acknowledge masters of kung fu such as Yang Jwing-Ming, Liang Shouyu, Johnny Lee, Xu Bou Run, Bryant Fong, and George Xu. Also demonstrations by wushu team members from China, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, such as Peter Moralez, Zhang Gui Feng, Jeff Bolt, Steve Rhodes, Sam Masich, Bill Chen, Francisco Gonzales, Christophe Clark, Kenny Perez, Nick Gracenin, Yu Shaowen, and Phillip Wong, and more. (1 hr. 41 min.)

 

Finals Competition Videos

 

Tai Chi Chuan and Tai Chi Push Hands

Yang and Chen style forms (1 hr. 36 min.)

 

Tai Chi Sword, Paqua, and Hsing-I

(36 min.)

 

Shaolin Weapons

Staff, spear, broadsword, straight sword, and open weapons (1 hr. 37 min.)

 

Shaolin Open Hand

Wushu chang chuan and traditional northern styles (43 min.)

 

 

1989

 

United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition Evening Demonstration

Lion dancing and demonstrations of Chinese martial arts by acknowledged masters and teachers from the U.S., China, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Korea. Featured are Brendan Lai, Professor Wang Ju Rong, Grace Wu, Yang Jwing-Ming, Liang Shouyu, Adam Hsu, George Xu, Chan Pui, Johnny Lee, Wai Hong, Tony Lau, Jason Lau, Jou Tsung Hwa, Jeff Bolt, Nick Gracenin, Tat-Mau Wong, Wang Kiu, Wei Lun Huang, Dr. John Painter, Tak Wah Eng, Bryant Fong, Sam Masich, Jimmy Wong, James W. McNeil, Pat Rice, Steve Rhodes, Jin-Heng Li, Yu Shaowen, Yim Hon Suk, and others. (1 hr. 57 min.)

 

Unity Through Action and Sincerity: The 1989 United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition

A documentary on the first U.S. National Chinese Martial Arts Competition. Features lion dancing, a look at the event’s organization and history, the rules governing the competitions, excerpts from the preliminary judges meeting, and interviews with kung fu notables. (1 hr. 38 min.)

 

Finals Competitions

“A” level competitors in each category compete in the finals. The results determined the first national rankings ever given to Chinese martial artists in the U.S.

 

Southern Short Hand and Long/Short Hand

(39 min.)

 

Northern Traditional and Contemporary Long Fist

(48 min.)

 

Open Bare Hand and Free Sparring

(36 min.)

 

Open Weapons and Choreographed Sparring Sets

(35 min.)

 

Straight Sword and Broadsword

(42 min.)

 

Staff and Spear

(58 min.)

 

Soft Style Weapons

(44 min.)

 

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

(1 hr. 16 min.)

 

Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan and Other Tai Chi Chuan

(1 hr. 48 min.)

 

Paqua and Hsing-I

(28 min.)

 

Push Hands 1

Men’s stationary: middle- and heavy-weight (43 min.)

 

Push Hands 2

Men’s moving: light-, middle-, and heavy-weight (1 hr.)

 

Push Hands 3

Women’s stationary and moving (31 min.)

 

 

1990

United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition Evening Demonstration

Features demonstrations by Wang Ju Rong, Dr. Wu Cheng De, T.T. Liang, Chien Liang Huang, Yang Jwing-Ming, Liang Shouyu, Feng Qui Ying, Nick Gracenin, Wei Lun Huang, Jane Yao, Bruce Frantzis, Luping Zhang, Sam Masich, Yim Hon Suk, Johnny Lee, Jeff Bolt, Wong Sheung Leung, Jason Lau, Tsui Shang Tin, Brendan Lai, Grace Wu, Daniel Lee, Bin Sheng Xiao, Art D’Agostino, George Xu, Alex Wong, Ken Lo, and many more. (1 hr. 45 min.)