Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Ar-Kan Form

This form has been adapted from Hakutsuru ('White Crane') which forms part of the Bushi-Te-Ryu which is an Okinawan-te (hand techniques). Of course, here we see the Cweorth-Stance forming the basis of this form. 

The point of this type of exercise is to focus the concentration whilst at the same time making slow, careful moves. There are always varied interpretations as to what each move means but this is one set of interpretations -

  • The Cweorth-Stance (Crane-Stance) could be used to push away the arms of someone trying to grab you by the throat; this pushed upwards and outwards.
  • From this a five-finger strike is done aimed at the solar-plexus area of the body, which is soft but is a painful blow (can be deadly so be careful). This is the area just below the ribs in the centre.
  • The two-handed upward sweep would be to stop punches to the head. Palm strikes can be seen in the 'pushes'. 
These are just ideas, since forms are always seen differently by different styles and individuals. Of course, the main aim for us is the concentration and the slow, rhythmic movement

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