Southern Style - Wushu
Southern Style (Nan Quan) is a relatively young modern wushu style created in the 1960s. Traditional styles from the south of China (Cantonese family styles such as Wing Chun, Choi Lei Fut and Hung Gar) were mixed together and that's where the name "Nan" = South "Quan" = Fist or Style comes from. Contemporary nanquan involves acrobatic wushu jumps, low stances, extensive hand techniques and a shouts. Nanquan is a hard style (pretty much the opposite of Ta Ji Quan) and there are also nanquan weapon styles (staff and broadsword). In Chinese, these styles are called: "Nan Gun" and "Nan Dao". For modern wushu acrobatics, go back to wushu main. Southern fist is considered an external wushu style and its movements are hard, aggressive and kinda stiff.