三战 San Zhan
(The Three Battles)
To get the essence of San Zhan, you have to soak yourself deeply in it. Dip your toes in it, you move your Qi. To swim deep in it, you connect man, heaven and earth. To become it, you are at one with the essence of it.
Shifu Sun Miao Xiao
One of the primary characteristics of Wuzuquan is San Zhan (三戦), the beginning form and the most advanced form. San Zhan literally translates as "three battles". The "three battles" refer primarily to the three stages that Wuzuquan practitioners can achieve: combat preparation, combat tactic and combat strategy; all of which must be mastered in order to attained a good level. "Three Battles" has multi-faceted meaning: conceptual, physical, and spiritual. Ultimately, San Zhan is used as a Daoist tool to practice self-cultivation. It is a moving contemplation.