A form of kung fu
. The Chinese
name for it is Ying Jow Faan Tzi Moon. It was developed at the end of the Southern Sung Dynasty
, about 1250 A.D.
Army soldiers were trained in a fighting style which had been taught to their leader by a Shaolin monk named Jow Tong. The style varied from simple hand strikes and blocks to grappling, locking and throwing maneuvers and pressure point strikes.
The system was taught some time during the Ming Dynasty to a monk named Lai Chin, who was already a master of Faan Zi, a northern Chinese fighting style. He combined the two styles into what is now known as Ying Jow Faan Tzi Moon, a style known for wrist locks and high kicks.