Tai Chi Chuan Kung Fu
The softest Chinese Martial Art to have or known is the art of Supreme Ultimate Fist or Tai Chi Chuan Kung Fu.
Common families that are mostly practiced in Tai Chi are Sun, Chen, Wu and Yang.
But my instructor teaches us the art of Hik, Chua, Yang, Tan, and Kiaw Family of Tai Chi Chuan, a combination of 5 families, merging in to form, a good blending of strokes.
Tan Style is notable for their simple strokes,
Hik Style movement are all done in a very low stance,
Chua Style is into small circles,
Yang Style is performed in a medium size circling hand movements,
And the Kiaw Style is well-known for their kicks.
My instructor said that most Go Cho (Ngo Cho Kun) is merged with Chua Style Tai Chiae Kun (Tai Chi Chuan); while Chi Dian Bun Kung Fu is merged with Hik Style Tai Chi Chuan.
7-Star Praying Mantis or Chit Chiee Tong Long Kun Kung Fu
There are plenty different styles of Praying Mantises, such as Northern Praying Mantis, Southern Praying Mantis, the 7-Star Praying Mantis, Drunken Praying Mantis, and there are plenty of them to mention.
Northern Praying Mantis is notable for their wide stances, jumps and acrobatic kicks, wide angle hand movements of attack and defensive maneuvers.
To the enemy, he will surely confuse about the kicking steps and leg techniques of the Northern Praying Mantis Styles.
The Southern Praying Mantis is notable for their endless hand combinations, short but powerful illusion hand finger strikes, most of the techniques are all hand works, confusing rapids hand finger attacks are truly a disguise and confusable to the eye of the opponent.
The 7-Star Praying Mantis is notable for their unique techniques too but mostly is in the art of holds, control, grabbing, and grappling.
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Why Mix them all?
In order for a Kung Fu student or practitioner of any arts, must merge 2 or more learned different kung fu arts, and must not stick to only one kung fu art.
No such art is perfect, or complete; that for every type of kung fu art, there is always a strong point and weak points, and if you combine or mix all of the arts learned, the end result is an unpredictable, none-telegraphic, becomes more awesome and most effective.
If the practitioner’s Wing Chun is about to loose, he can suddenly change it to Southern Eagle Claw Kung Fu, and follow-up with a Tai Chi Chuan.
And end the sparring with Hung Gar.