Grandmaster Gao Chunhe: Wusong Hands (Wusongshou 武松手)
Wusong Hands evokes a legendary fighter from the classic of Chinese literature, Outlaws of the Marsh. Wusong was part of a heroic rebel alliance and is most remembered for fighting off his captors while manacled. Accordingly, many Wusong forms begin with the practitioner fighting as if handcuffed. This rare form captures the spirit of one of China’s most cherished heroes.
Grandmaster Gao Chunhe was born in 1921 in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China. He studied martial arts from childhood and rose to become one of China’s greatest masters.
The Legendary Grandmasters of China series showcases many of the leading elder grandmasters of China. The footage was collected from 1983 to 1986 during China’s National Martial Arts Survey. When the department in charge of this survey was shut down by the government, much of the data was lost. Fortunately, some footage was recovered and has been re-mastered to include new lesson material. Each form demonstrated by the Grandmasters is broken down for instructional purposes by leading contemporary practitioners of these styles. TC Media is proud to present these historic videos in order to preserve the legacy of these extraordinary Grandmasters.