Long Hu Shou Quanfa
" Dragon Tiger Hands Fist Law "
Long Hu Shou Quanfa is a Kuntao type warrior system that consists of a very vicious approach to engaging in a conflict. This of course, makes Quanfa extremely realistic, together with being a tremendously practical and efficient fighting martial art for self-defense use.
With various open hand striking methods and low line kicks combined with tearing at the groin, eyes, lips and throat along with nerve attacks and joint destruction’s. These are followed up with a variety of grabbing methods to a choice of take downs and off balancing methods that make this style of quanfa very unique.
Anyone who has looked at this Quanfa style usually wants to learn the system due to the fact that it is a great self defense system and you definitely reach those stages where you can feel the progression within yourself as time goes on. It is a feeling you can easily get addicted to because it feels good to have that feeling of accomplishment. After every rank advancement test, that is especially a time where everyone feels better in both mind and body about their skills in Quanfa; a progression is very noticeable.
Each test is very stressful requiring some good endurance and mental stability. It is very mentally and physically demanding but very worthwhile achieving due to the gains.
Quanfa is a grappling range fighting style, but not a wrestling art, due to the fact that all joint manipulation and off balancing your opponent’s body is usually accomplished through pain compliance to help gain leverage advantage over an opponent.
Quanfa or Kuntao, has had a major influence of many of the empty hand combat methods throughout the Southeast Asian area including Malaysian and Indonesian Silat in addition to the empty hands like Pangkamut/Panantukan in the Philippines. You can see some the resemblances in the empty hand aspects of Kali/Dumog, though you can definitely see what gives Quanfa or Kuntao their individualistic distinctiveness. Due to the many levels of extremes this system can be brought to, it can be a favorite among military personnel, police, correctional officers.
Long Hu Shou Quanfa is especially useful for women looking for a self-defense system to train in that doesn’t just give them a false sense of security. If practiced well, Quanfa will work in all possible street oriented confrontations. Quanfa and other Kuntao systems, are without a doubt self defense styles for everyone regardless of size and strength.
The proper training methods have to be understood down to the smallest details, so every student develops the reflexes to respond with what they learning if by chance an actually self defense situation should ever occur. And as mentioned before, what a student does for homework shows in class time.
Every technique learned in Quanfa has a number of spontaneous reaction drills and training methods that are done throughout each class. This is so every Quanfa student acquires a good understanding of off-balancing an opponent or opponents as well as pin-pointing specific targets on the attacker(s) while still in constant motion.
NOTE: In most Quanfa or Kuntao systems there is no belt ranking system. Grandmaster Paul C Holley created a Belt Ranking System for Long Hu Shou Quanfa to track a practitioners progress. A student will begin with a White Belt which has no rank. In Long Hu Shou Quanfa, the first rank a practitioner can achieve is a Yellow Belt and the final rank a practitioner can achieve is a Wide Red Stripe Yellow Belt thereby completing the circle.
There is a lot to memorize in so far as technique along with potential patterns with potential follow-ups in case the initial moves were to fail. Practice and positioning along with an assortment of drilling methods do improve perfect precision movements. Some of the first techniques learned is footwork drills and usage. This then leads to the learning the entries off the strike defenses and defenses for grabs, holds that are especially common in street fighting to understand the leverage aspect of this style. Every student notices right away that close combat fighting is where this style is very effective. This is where a full understanding of joint manipulation to off balancing and takedowns, right into a controlled situation that can be taken to any extreme is which are all worked on in every class. Although this is not easy to do, empty hand against weapons is constantly practiced in drill form and isolation fighting from long range, right into clench range in different semi-drill formats for good neuromuscular response for this potentially dangerous situation.
Quanfa is a step by step program developing good reflexes spontaneously. A student sees that as time goes by.
The development in the skill of proper breathing when giving a commitment to exertion or when taking a strike is another thing learned at those levels. And along with everything else; it is constantly expressed so it is well understood if practiced with consistency. Utilizing fear to think more clearly, bringing out the natural survival instincts everyone has within them already while training is just another area to add to that extra edge in combat that this style offers. Survival instincts can be brought out naturally with the proper thought behind the execution of the technique that is learned in our step by step process right from the beginning. All students recognize that mind, body and breath coordination gets noticeably better especially around the Red Belt level and strengthens as time goes on well into your Black Belt levels.
An advantage in the ranks of Red Belt and up, skills in the understanding of alternative directions to go with all techniques learned with random flow. Many drilling methods are done to develop these elements of this martial art. All students notice a big change in their instincts for self preservation Even though each student gains a certain level of potential self-defense pretty much right away, Red Belt level is where everyone can really understand how to use quanfa very well a high level of skill in the spontaneous reaction in the use of the techniques that are taught in the earlier ranks. By the time a student reaches the Red Belt level and up, this Quanfa System does actually become a part of the practitioner as a way of life in all aspects. Not only a prominent degree of confidence in ones personal survival but also in strength and all around health as well. This is a true ancient warrior system where the translation of the style is not watered down…every piece of this style of Quanfa is well balanced and fits together and flows perfectly.
*OUR QUANFA BELT RANKING SYSTEM*
White Belt = Beginner Level
Yellow Belt = Novice Disciple Level
Blue Belt = Novice-Intermediate Disciple Level
Purple Belt = Intermediate Disciple Level
Red Belt = Intermediate-Advanced Disciple Level
Black over Red Belt = Advanced Disciple Level
1st Degree Black Belt (Purple Embroidery) * 1 Stripe
2nd Degree Black Belt (Blue Embroidery) * 2 Stripes
3rd Degree Black Belt (Yellow Embroidery) * 3 Stripes
4th Degree Black Belt (White Embroidery) * 4 Stripes
5th Degree Black Belt (Yellow Embroidery) * 5 Stripes
6th Degree Black Belt (Red Embroidery) * 6 Stripes
7th Degree Black Belt (White Embroidery) * 7 Stripes
8th Degree Red Stripe Black Belt (Yellow Embroidery) * 8 Stripes
9th Degree Wide Red Stripe Yellow Belt (Black Embroidery) * 9 Stripes
10th Degree Wide Red Stripe Yellow Belt (White Embroidery) * 10 Stripes
Embroidery is only mandatory for 8th Degree and above but anyone can have their belt embroidered.
1st Degree may promote up to Purple Belt only if given special permission to teach!
2nd and 3rd Degree may promote up to Three Ranks Below Themselves!
4th thru 6th Degree may promote up to Two Ranks Below Themselves!
7th thru 9th Degree may promote up to One Rank Below Themselves!
10th Degree can promote up to The Same Rank As Themselves!
All Instructors Must Follow This Ranking System As It Is Written!
August 4th, 2018
Senior Grandmaster Paul C Holley & Chiefmaster Mark A Weaver