Lesser Combined

        Ape & Crane Set

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      金剛少蝯鶴 散手

                                                  

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      Steve Richards teaching Lesser Ape and Crane Set, San-Sau from digital video

Under NO circumstances should these techniques be practiced without qualified supervision.

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The Tibetan Lion's Roar! includes 'genes' picked up in its evolution, from Indian, Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese Wrestling systems.  These are now encoded according to the two Totem animal divisions of the Art.  The 'Crane Forms' tend to be more 'refined' and sophisticated whilst the 'Ape Forms' more obviously aggressive and direct.  Some of the techniques shown are similar to those found in the Chinese Wrestling Sport of Shuai-Chiao 摔角 Shuai-Chiao in its sport form, is an upright, jacketed wrestling system, that does not include sophisticated strikes, pressure-points, or any ground fighting techniques and applications.  The grappling in Lion's Roar! has maintained all of these methods, is NOT a sport, and uses highly refined rotational linkages to generate power.  Shuai Chiao in its traditional San-Sau 散手 form is an excellent martial grappling system.  In Lion's Roar! the grappling in Mandarin Chinese is

"Xi-Zhang San-Shou Shuai-Chiao"

                         西藏散手摔角

Lion's Roar! Basic Break-Fall Training:

                                 

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