- Jackson Street Fair
- January 30, 2000
many in America were watching Superbowl pre-game
commentary, or preparing for festive parties around that famed sporting
event, thick crowds roamed the streets in San Francisco's Chinatown. Geary
Street was closed to traffic, and many tents lined the streets, offering
Chinese crafts, herbs, VCDs, and flowers. Many bargains and festive goods
In the midst of this activity, Sifu Bryant Fong and students performed
an eclectic set of Chinese wushu and kung fu styles.
Sifu Bryant Fong introduced each performer and gave a brief explanation
of the style or form.
Michael performs Dripping Water Staff, from the Tibetan White Crane system.
It is called Dripping Water Staff because of the high speed. Euphemistically,
a single drop of water can stick to the staff, due to the high speed of
the performer's motions.
Yang Tai Chi Saber, as performed by Kumiko and Phillip.
Bo Tai Chi. This style of tai chi was developed for practice in a very
small space, perhaps inside a house.
Iron Fan, as demostrated by Sifu Fong. The Iron Fan is performed in a
circle, as with other Bagua forms.
Iron Fan, Tui Mo Zhang position.
Deerhorn Knives, as demonstrated by Keoni Everington. The Deerhorn Knives
are a weapon unique to the Bagua style, and were designed to be effective
in close combat.
Baguazhang 'Swallow' stance, Keoni Everington
style Tai Chi, as demonstrated by Jason. Sifu Bryant Fong is perfoming
Liang Yi, a style that combines Yang, Chen, Sun, Wu Tai Chi and Fu style
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