Grandmaster Yang Tianyun: Advancing Flower Post Fist (hua jin zhuang quan花进桩拳)
Advancing Flower Post Fist comes from the Panpo Gate system, one of the eight special lineages of Emei Mountain. In ancient times, martial artists practiced footwork standing high atop tall posts. These posts were often called flower posts. Panpo literally means ‘broken dishes’ and is an allusion for the strategy of the style which cuts off the enemy’s movement like breaking dishes.
Grandmaster Yang Tianyun was born Neijiang City of Sichuan Province, China. He studied martial arts from childhood and rose to become one of China’s greatest masters. He is an important representative of the Panpo Gate system.
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.