Okinawan Hakutsuru White Crane is a self-defense system that originated in China. It was passed down to Okinawa over the centuries via various Chinese instructors who visited and/or lived on the island. This course is the only one of its kind in this rare martial art, and is now available for the first time ever in a home study format!
The style includes hand techniques that include nerve attacks, throwing, and joint manipulation. The basic principles of the style are quick footwork, rapid arm movements, precise attacks and a combination of soft and hard techniques, all used to defeat superior strength or size.
The system taught at the Kobukan dojo has it roots in China, but was passed down through the lineage of Bushi Matsumura, the famous Okinawan martial arts master and Royal bodyguard. Other crane forms were also passed down by Gokenki, a Chinese tea merchant who taught the Crane system on Okinawa in the early 20th century.
The White Crane system taught at the Kobukan has the following lineage: Gokenki -> Hohan Soken -> Takaya Yabiku -> Chuck Chandler -> Lawrence Vellucci
The Course includes the following:
Volume I – Mountain Crane Energy Kata
These kata are the foundation of the art. They are easy to learn, yet take years to master. This video also covers the basics of internal energy development.
The following kata are included on this DVD:
San Hee Ryuken Sanchin
Volume II – Gokenki Kata
Ryuto Chiken – “Family’s Internal Energy Fist”. The fifth in the Energy Kata Series.
Rokishu – “Six Winds Fist”. Foundational kata of Chinese boxing.
Volume III – Advanced Gokenki Kata
Nipaipo – “Monk’s Kata”, the legendary fighting kata from Chinese Monk Nipai.
Okaku – “Master’s Crane Form”
This 3 DVD set includes 8 kata of the Okinawan White Crane system, a student instruction manual, and full membership into the Kobukan Karate Federation which includes patch and ID card. Each kata is broken down with step by step instructions to make learning easy.
This is a KATA BASED CERTIFICATION course only. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a BLACK BELT certification is this rare form of Okinawan Martial Arts. (Black belt testing fee is NOT included in the price of the course). Students who desire more detailed instruction in the practical fighting applications of this comprehensive art are encourage to take LIVE PRIVATE LESSONS with Hanshi Vellucci,
The course also includes a student information handout, defense technique written guide, and full membership into the Kobukan Karate Federation (including membership patch and ID card). Belt testing is optional and testing fees are not included in the price of the course.
If ordered separately, the above materials included in this course would cost over $200. Through this special offer, the entire package is only $79.95 for Instant Download.