2018 Tiger Claw Elite Championships, May 19-20, 2018, San Jose, California

Songshan Shaolin (嵩山少林)

The Songshan Shaolin Division is exclusively for practitioners of Shaolin Kung Fu currently taught as part of the common curriculum at the original Shaolin Temple on Songshan (Song Mountain) today.  This is in the tradition of the Songshan Shaolin Champion, the Showcase Championship that was held at the Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championships from 2011 to 2014.  For 2018, this is its own unique division, just like Traditional Kung Fu or Modern Wushu, complete with age and gender divisions and Grand Champions.  The Advanced Grand Champions can compete against Traditional Kung Fu or Modern Wushu for the Overall Grand Championship title. The Songshan Shaolin Division serves the ever-growing community of Shaolin schools in the San Francisco Bay Area connected to the Shaolin Temple, as well as the expanding community worldwide.

Songshan Shaolin Forms include any of the major forms taught as part of the common curriculum at the original Shaolin Temple on Songshan (Song Mountain) today.  This includes but is not limited to: Xiaohongquan (小洪拳), Dahongquan (大洪拳), Tongbiquan (通臂拳), Liuhequan (六合拳), Changhuxinyimen (长护心意门), Qixingquan (七星拳), Meihuaquan (梅花拳), Lohanquan (羅漢拳), Taizu Changquan (太祖长拳), Paochui (炮捶), Xinyiba (心意把), Tongzigong (童子功) et. al.  This does not include forms that bear the same title which are not descended from Songshan Shaolin.

Any form descended from Songshan Shaolin MUST compete in the Songshan Shaolin Form division.  Ineligible forms will be determined by the Head Judge. Competitors who violate this rule will be disqualified from the Traditional Kung Fu Forms Division.