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Published on Mar 28, 2011
Liu Engui performs the first set of Chang Quan of the Erlang system. This rare footage is from Yanshan county in Cangzhou, Hebei Province.
For further information visit: http://www.taipinginstitute.com Erlangquan consists of 5 Sets of Duanquan (Short Boxing) and 8 sets of Changquan (Long Boxing).
Erlang Shen is a mythical god in Chinese Folklore, known for helping to regulate the great floods and as the nephew of the Jade Emperor. He carries a Trident Spear, a bow, and has a faithful Dog as a companion.
In a martial sense, Erlang also referred to two young gents, potraying that this skillset was originally only practiced as a 2 man combat set. Latter practitioners isolated the movements and developed the single set as well.
Erlangquan's 8 sections of Changquan are based on the Bagua (Trigrams) of Heaven, Lake, Fire, Thunder, Wind, Water, Moutain and Earth.