Five Ancestors Fist
is a Southern Chinese martial art that consists of techniques from five
The breathing methods and iron body of Da mo(Bodhidharma) (達尊拳)
The posture and dynamic power of Luohan(Arhat Boxing) (羅漢拳)
The precision and efficient movement of Emperor Taizu - Long Fist(太祖拳)
The hand techniques and the complementary softness and hardness of Fujian
White Crane (白鶴拳)
The agility and footwork of Monkey (猴拳)
Arhat Boxing or Luohan Quan has in total 108 different movements; from six
different forms of fist movements, two forms of palm movements, four forms
of locking and grappling. Each movement in the art of Arhat Boxing are
simple and straight
The combination of these five styles and their characteristic techniques
were during the creation of the Five Ancestor System, consolidated by a
sixth influence; Xuan Nu also known as Hian Loo(玄女拳).'The Lady in the Green
Dress,' who introduced the most deadly of its techniques Dim Mak lethal
strikes to the pressure points of the body.
Five Ancestors is known for its large variety of power generational methods.
Due to the distinct character of each ancestor, these methods change
depending on the power required. Some schools teach tension forms that
develop power, of which there are about ten, and fist forms that train
technique, of which there are dozens.