Shadow Fist fully articulates the internal principles of Lo Ban Pai as a formidable martial form.

Powered by activated vortexes in the energy field, it is employed to fortify and shield the warrior while fully engaged in life and the pursuit of spiritual growth.

Incorporating sticking and pushing-hands, it includes exact translations of wooden dummy techniques into partner training routines. This was the art used to protect royalty, a testament to the possibilities of transforming energy cultivation into real-world application.

Protector of One’s Sovereign Center

Shadow Fist Kung Fu is a very direct and formidable art form that was used to guard and protect the emperors of China. Once called ‘Black Fist’, it is the pinnacle martial application of Lo Ban Pai. Through performing Shadow Fist the warrior will ultimately be introduced to the latent potential that is stored within. This practice reinforces inherent willpower, which can then be applied to all facets of one’s life.

Path of the Spiritual Warrior

All of the elements of Lo Ban Pai set the fundamental groundwork of energetics for Shadow Fist Kung Fu. Traditionally the practitioner is taught how to cultivate and generate chi before they learn to harness it, firstly as an internal reservoir of power and later as a martial skill.

Through Gravity, Opening the Tao, Awakening the Energy Body and the Windlock system the container of the physical and the etheric applications of the chi flow are operationally defined and developed to align the warrior’s movements with their bioelectromagnetic potential.

Next, Dragon Coiling integrates the spiraling arm movements with the energetic template through Golden Lotus, Dragon’s Tears and Whispering Palms. Then, Three Treasures, Jaguar, Small Mountain, Binding Roots, and Plum Blossom techniques refine the now aligned gestures for more specific purposes, including the advanced martial applications within Lo Ban Pai.

Martial Applications

Shadow Fist is a close-quarter, short-force impact system with a speed of delivery that is immeasurable. It is precise, effective and unwavering, which is the reason why it was deployed to protect royalty.

The uncanny swiftness of Shadow Fist movements is facilitated by maintaining a tight frame of motion that coils along energetic paths natural to the body’s architecture.

The system’s coiling motions seamlessly explode into forward-thrusting attacks and back into the whirlwind flow again, as advancing footwork maintains and shortens the bridge to the opponent.

Protective Shield

The practice creates two forward-thrusting clockwise and anti-clockwise vortexes in front of the solar plexus and heart center. This forms a shield of protection for the seer and stabilizes the kinesthetic knowledge that has been developed from all previous movement forms that have been learned.

Many students ask how can they defend themselves from the onslaught of negativity and yet remain detached. Shadow Fist offers a way to be fully engaged, direct and confident while being guarded by the fortifying energetics created by this system.

Fortifying Techniques

• Wall bag skills to teach the practical application of the short-force method.
• Two-man set drills – sticking and pushing hands.
• Spontaneous reflex response training
• Development of internal energetics as a tool for focusing the short-force principle.

10 Day Program