SPLASHING HANDS KUNG-FU
‘Zan Shou Chuan’ translates to English as ‘Splashing Hands Fist’, its name derives from the fact that when training in this system, the hands are often open and move with such speed it is as though you were shaking water from them. It is possibly one of the last great secrets of Chinese Martial arts to be revealed to the general public. Thought to be developed in the late 1700’s for the temple monks, whose duty was to guard the gates at the Northern Shaolin temple, in China, and then spread later to southern China.
Splashing Hands uses practical, fast hand and foot combinations. This system will teach the novice to fight with speed and efficiency in a very short time. The basic principles governing the use of Splashing Hands in a fight are to get as close as possible to the opponent, strike first, strike fast, strike hard and keep striking until the opponent is no longer a threat. Its methods can also be a useful addition to any martial artist, regardless of their skill level or style of practice.
Unlike many martial arts systems, when fighting, Splashing Hands looks the same as when it is practised - there is no great conceptual leap to make between traditional practice and application. Whether a novice or advanced martial artist, you will find the training both physically and mentally demanding, but you will also find you develop speed, power and skill quickly.
This class is an excellent choice for any person wishing to start their study of the martial arts and will give a sound foundation from which to progress. The Splashing Hands Kung-Fu system will keep you fit, enhances your health and quickly develops your self-defence capabilities. It will also condition and tone all the major muscle groups of the body, as well as improve your cardiovascular fitness. Its bi-lateral training methods will further improve your co-ordination, balance, timing and proprioceptive skills.
The Splashing Hands syllabus is quite compact and includes the Basic and Advanced techniques, Browns combinations, Advances combinations, Sections combinations, Four Corners Form, Small Cross and Combination Form.
The Splashing Hands system is currently only taught in a private lessons setting. This system is suitable for all levels, male and female and is taught in a friendly but professional and respectful atmosphere. The lessons are very much hands on when it comes to applications and practice and students should be prepared to work hard and take the knocks that come with this type of training. If you are unsure whether this type of class is for you why not call the school to discuss this further, in order to make the right choice for you!
Struggling to find time to attend your training on a regular basis? Too busy with work?
Why not consider studying in an Intensive training course and self study between courses in your own time. Learn the whole Little Nine Heaven UK school Splashing Hands syllabus in a structured program to suit your time frame. Ranking tests are not compulsory but it is possible to achieve belt rankings at NO EXTRA COST!
Level 1 White Belt Training course
Stance training, Basic techniques and combinations, Shaolin 3 Exercises, Conditioning routine, 2 man and equipment training drills, Appropriate fighting applications. Full syllabus training manual.Certification upon satisfactory completion of training. Course 1 week (5 Days) 4 hours per day.
Level 2 Yellow Belt Training course
Full review of level 1 training, Advanced techniques and combinations, Browns 1-10, Conditioning training, Appropriate 2 man drills, equipment drills and fighting applications, Daoist prayer exercise and introduction to fighting theories of the system. Certification upon satisfactory completion of training. Course 1 week (5 Days) 4 hours per day.
Level 3 Blue Belt Training course
Full review of previous training, Sections 1-10, Four Corners form, Appropriate 2 man drills, equipment drills and fighting applications, Conditioning training and introduction to Iron Hand training bag striking. Certification upon satisfactory completion of training. Course 1 week (5 Days) 4 hours per day.
Level 4 Green Belt Training course
Full review of previous training, Advances 1-10, Advances Linking Form, Appropriate 2 man drills, equipment drills and fighting applications, Conditioning training and progression of Iron Hand training if appropriate, Introduction to free sparring. Certification upon satisfactory completion of training. Course 1 week (5 Days) 4 hours per day.
Level 5 Brown Belt Training course
Full review of previous training, Small Cross and Combination Form, Appropriate 2 man drills, equipment drills, sparring sessions and fighting applications, Conditioning training and progression of Iron Hand training if appropriate. Certification upon satisfactory completion of training. Course 1 week (5 Days) 4 hours per day.
Note: When studying on the Intensive Splashing Hands course for students wishing to obtain a Black belt in this system there are further requirements and a FREE Rank test can be arranged no earlier than 6 months from satisfactorly passing all five levels to Brown belt. Black belt is the highest rank obtainable in the Splashing Hands system, there are no degrees of black belt. Requirements can be discussed with your instructor.
All private lessons and Intensive courses are taught at the fully equipped Little Nine Heaven UK School by qualified and insured instructors. Private instruction at other venues may incur travel and accommodation costs.
For training costs of all packages check the Timetable and Prices page. Feel free to contact for any further information. Intensive courses do not include food or accommodation.