|The Stance Form
||This form contains all the basic stances performed in a series and is used to, not
only as a stretching and strengthening routine, but also develops coordination between the
upper and lower body. It should be practiced slowly and smoothly. Many of the twisting
movements are designed to help stimulate the internal organs. We consider this to be the
most important form in Esoma.
||The basic blocks, strikes, and stances are taught through the repetitious use of these
drills and combination.
||This form contains all the basic blocks and strikes performed in a series.
||These are the first Six kicks performed in a series.
|Techniques For Yellow Sash
||Yellow sash techniques, with their exaggerated moves, work on distance and timing.
Ma Din Kuen I Form
Basic Snake Form
Orange sash techniques work to refine distance, refine timing and concentrate on
Sparring (Level One) Level one is
practiced by the beginner after learning the basic blocks, kicks, stances, and passing the
test for yellow sash. The objective is for the aggressor to maintain a steady rhythm while
attacking; and for the defender to match the aggressor's tempo. At no time should either
attempt to trick the other by sudden moves, or include strikes for the purpose of scoring.
By sparring slowly and matching each other's moves, the student quickly learns to block
strikes and kicks from all directions while remaining relaxed and fluid. More advanced
students use this as a practice tool for very fast, aggressive sparring.
Ma Din Kuen II Form
Basic Floating Staff Form
Sparring (Level One)
|Level two, beginning around Green Sash, incorporates strategy and
miss-matching tempo. The objective is to match tempo in defense, and miss-match tempo in
offense. Since the aggressor is attacking with a broken rhythm, the challenge for the
defender is to match the broken rhythm.
Su Lum Fa Spear Form
Sui Tchon Kuen Form
Sixty Free-style Techniques
Five Techniques Against Two Attackers
Three Techniques Against Three Attackers
Two Techniques Each Against a Knife, Stick and Gun
Sparring - One Opponent (Level Two)
Two Opponents (Level One)
|Level three, practiced above Green Sash, is designed to develop strong
fighting skills by requiring the student to commit mind and body to attack with the
confidence of a warrior whose intent is to totally overcome the opponent. Each blow should
be delivered with enough speed, power and focus to finish the fight.
Chou Ka Dow Form
Eighty Free-style Techniques
Ten Techniques Against Two Attackers
Six Techniques Against Three Attackers
Four Techniques Against a Knife
Four Techniques Against a Stick
Three Techniques Against a Gun
Sparring - One Opponent (Level Two & Three)
Sparring - Two Opponents (Level Two)
|Level four sparring is practiced by the most advanced practitioner.
This level is called "Slippery Hands". When a hand attack is blocked by the
defender, the attacker swiftly bounces off the block, absorbing the force of the block and
using it to redirect the attack in an arc back to the defender with greater speed than is
possible without the aid of the block.
Four Winds Dragon
Li Ka Pole
One Hundred Techniques
Fifteen Techniques Against Against Two Attackers
Four Techniques AgainstThree Attackers
Two Techniques Against A Gun Attack
Three Techniques Against A Stick Attack
Three Techniques Against A Knife Attack
Sparring - One Opponent (Level Three & Four)
Sparring, Two Opponents (Level Three)
Sparring, Three Opponents (Level two)
|The total experience of these instructors = 137 years! With the
instructors not show, it's over 210 years!
Here are a few of the martial artists responsible for making Esoma so great! Not shown: John
Farris, Billy Norris, William Pham, Roger Caudill, Tim Hall, Ian Powers and