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In this episode we cover the definition of Shou' Shu'. This is not the definition typically given by Shou' Shu' practitioners but rather a broader look at what makes a given technique or motion Shou' Shu'.
In most cases we talk abotu Shou' Shu' as being a seven animal fighting art system. While this is absolutely true it does not truly define anything. The beast systems are simply unique ways or sub systems of Shou' Shu'. Each of the beast systems and the combined beast system that we call Shou' Shu' must follow these three rules.
If one rule is violated then there is a flaw in the motion. Knowing and understanding these three rules will allow you to teach yourself by looking for possible violations of the rules. If there is a violation then you must seek to remedy it through this understanding.
The three rules are:
- Must move with flowing focussed chi
- Must immediatly take your opponents centerline
- Must block all possibilities
Listen to the episode to get a full understanding of these three rules. If you have questions please post them in the forums at www.shoushu.com