Grandmaster Huang Ruimu: Center Post and Eight Hammers (zhong zhuang ba chui 中桩八捶)
Center Post and Eight Hammers is a rare style attributed to Jiang Zhengnan, a bodyguard of Wu Peifu, who lived during the end of the Qing Dynasty. It derives from an external Shaolin system and came to the Nanchong region of Sichuan when Jiang took refuge there. Center Post, or zhong zhuang, is a fundamental concept in many styles of Chinese martial arts, especially the internal styles.
Grandmaster Huang Ruimu was born in 1917 in Sichuan Province, 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.