Longfist - Wushu
Longfist, (in Chinese: Chang Quan) is the most popular wushu style. This is because longfist is the main style of modern wushu and young martial artists in China start with longfist and 2 compulsory weapons. At the beginning traditional styles are only practiced during holidays, if injured etc. Many Chinese martial artists train 10 to 15 years only do 3 to 5 forms. But these forms are performed in perfection. Beginning with monkey and drunken style would probably be fun, but longfist basics have to be master first. Once you are good at changquan, you can learn any traditional wushu form in a few hours. Changquan is a very acrobatic, athletic wushu style and gives you the speed, the flexibility and most important, the coordination, you need for all the other styles. For those who want to learn changquan: You can find all the jumps, the difficulties and basic moves on the top of wushu main. Other typical longfist techniques can be found below. Also visit the wushu video section for more instructions and basic forms.