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The White Crane Research Institute is a gathering of seekers looking for that “Something More” in their Martial Arts studies and personal lives.


Founded by Ron Goninan, Jon Dupre, Graeme Bingham & Wayne Jacobson it is an Association housing White Crane Gongfu, Chinese Gongfu Weapons, Dian Xue (Pressure Points), Qinna (Seizing/Grappling Art), Qigong (Energy Cultivation & Healing) & Tai Chi Dao (the Way of Tai Chi).


We serve as the only Western School of the Zhenlan Tradition of White Crane Boxing as transmitted by Master Lin Yuan Dun of Fuzhou, Fujian China.

 

Zhenlan Crane Boxing pays homage to

 White Crane Patriarch Fang Qiniang and the essence and heart of the style she founded over 450 years ago, Yongchun Baihequan Fist Founder.


  

Wu Bei Zhi White Crane Gongfu:


The White Crane Research Institute is a gathering of seekers looking for that “Something More” in their Martial Arts studies and personal lives.


Founded by Ron Goninan, Jon Dupre, Graeme Bingham & Wayne Jacobson it is an Association housing White Crane Gongfu, Chinese Gongfu Weapons, Dian Xue (Pressure Points), Qinna (Seizing/Grappling Art), Qigong (Energy Cultivation & Healing) & Tai Chi Dao (the Way of Tai Chi).


We serve as the only Western School of the Zhenlan Tradition of White Crane Boxing as transmitted by Master Lin Yuan Dun of Fuzhou, Fujian China.

 

Zhenlan Crane Boxing pays homage to

 White Crane Patriarch Fang Qiniang and the essence and heart of the style she founded over 450 years ago, Yongchun Baihequan Fist Founder.


  

Welcome

The Zhenlan style revolves around the age-old concept of SanZhan  -  an all important physical, mental and spiritual  practice that goes way back … to ancient China, the “Middle Kingdom”.


So important to the Zhenlan tradition is SanZhan that Master Lin Yuan Dun states “I place importance on 'Three - Zhan' and 'Eight Step Babulian' fist patterns of Crane Fist  to teach what is fist basic and how to use the deep breath and transport Qi. I have a deep understanding of fist depth, as a proverb in traditional martial arts tells me that if you want to master the fist you should find its quintessence form or fist pattern. The  'Three  - Zhan' can strengthen learners internal and external physical quality”.


This focus on the SanZhan form has long served as the quintessential study of the White Crane Life-Protection taught by Goninan.


This “SanZhan” approach also reflects the "San Bao", the concept of Jing, Qi and Shen which play an important and integral part in White Crane Boxing.


SanZhan also emphasises the internal-external balance or unity including the mind (Yi) merging with the energy (Qi) and expressing itself in power (Ji) via the vehicle of the body (Li) and the Intent (Shen - Spirit).


The Zhenlan school is a direct reflection upon Mainland China's ancient in-depth culture - a culture that is now fast dying-out as modernization takes over in a world obsessed with technology, immediacy and cosmetics.


Zhenlan White Crane Gongfu takes its forms and name from the White Crane, combining grace with allegory leading to not only training but knowledge and understanding. The way is a progressive and logical study where each form supports, endorses, and compliments the next.  One of the things the Zhenlan tradition has done is to bring the Applications (Yong fa) of the forms  (Quantao) to the visible surface.


The Quantao are meant for sensitivity, introspection, self-awareness and understanding and not for one's ego. Two Quantao / Taolu or forms are taught within our tradition: 

 


These forms embody the spirit, heart, essence and Life-Protection methods, concepts, principles and applications of White Crane Gongfu.


Our Art is the Wu Bei Zhi White Crane Way!


Revolving around the ancient White Crane Martial Text, the Wu Bei Zhi, our White Crane Gongfu embodies the three main elements as written within the pages of this all important manual of the Way:


Playing Crane 鹤玩 Wánhè:

Breathing Methods

Ground Methods

Defensive Techniques

 

Flying Crane  飛鶴  Fēihè​:

Fist Methods (Spreading Out)

Takedowns (Tossing Away)

Throwing Techniques.

Attacking Techniques

Expanding & Stopping

Connecting Methods


Fighting Crane 戰鬥鶴 Zhàn​dòuhè​:

Vibration (Shaking) Techniques

Tearing & Dislocation

Escape & Release Techniques

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