Ape & Crane Set
Steve Richards teaching Lesser Ape and Crane Set, San-Sau from digital video
Under NO circumstances should these techniques be practiced without qualified supervision.
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"
Pressure Point Strike To Inner Thigh & Rolling Shoot to Elbow Finisher
1: The 'Shooter' goes in with a single knuckle hit (like a spear-point) to a Marma-Point on the inner thigh of his opponent (which hurts appreciably)
2: He then initiates the momentum of the shoot...
6: Finishing with an elbow strike to the face
Elbow Lock with Shoulder Twist & Leg Trip Into Falling Elbow Lock Finisher
Elbow Pick Thru waist Twist & Trip
Shoulder Plane Sweep With Hand Slice To Back Of Thigh
As above from 'Dou-Loh Sau' (Gauze Wrapping Hand Grip on Elbow & Wrist