Xiao Wan, or Small Circles Form
The Xiao Wan, or Small Circles Form is fast moving, aggressive, and contains a good mix of techniques including punches, kicks, joint locks, throws, sweeps, and elbow strikes.
The Xiao Wan, or Small Circles Form is slightly longer than Lian Bu, or Continuous Steps, Form and is also more compact.
Xiao Wan, or Small Circles, Builds Your Coordination and Expands your Kung Fu Tactics
The movements of the Xiao Wan, or Small Circles, Form are more complicated than either Tan Teui, or Steel Legs, Form, and Lian Bu, or Continuous Steps, Form and include many circular or spiraling movements.
These movements and the variety in the form help to build coordination and expand the tactical options available to the student. Xiao Wan, or Small Circles, form introduces the Crouching stance, the Sixty-Forty (Arrow) stance, the Seventy-Thirty (Seven Stars) stance, and the Side kick. Xiao Wan, or Small Circles, Form improves the coordination of the elbows and the ability to change directions frequently.
The history and origin of this form are also vague some people claim that it is also the only form remaining from a lost system. Others say that it was created by Yim Sheung Mo and contains his favorite techniques. If it is Yim Sheung Mo’s form it is an excellent contribution from a famous teacher.
Learn Xiao Yuan – Small Circles
Xiao Yuan is more advanced than either Tan Tuei “Steel Legs” or “Lian Bu” and it will take 2 – 4 months to learn in a normal class situation.