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Five Ancestors Fist, also known as Wuzuquan (Mandarin) or Ngor Chor Kun (Hokkien) is a Southern Chinese martial art based on the techniques of five arts: Monkey, White Crane, Lohan, Damo, and Tai Tzu.
The history of Wuzuquan is varied and often disputed, with some putting the founding of the art around 1300 AD while other put it as late as the 1800s. While some say that the art was brought to the south of China from the original Shaolin Temple in Henan, Wuzuquan is generally considered to be a Fukien art. It is also believed that Wuzuquan may have had some influence on the Okinawan and Japanese martial arts.
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