Grandmaster Yang Wenzhang: Six-Harmony Fist (liuehquan 六合拳)
Six-Harmony Fist has a longstanding tradition in the martial arts. It emphasizes the unification of the body and mind. According to legend, Six-Harmony Fist was brought to Emei Mountain in Sichuan by an eminent Shaolin monk prior to the Tang Dynasty. It has been a mainstay of the monastic warrior tradition of Emei Mountain ever since.
Grandmaster Yang Wenzhang was born in 1898 in Chongqing City of 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.