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Kung Fu Techniques

Kung Fu Techniques

Ever wanted to learn the basics of defending yourself in Kung Fu? Martial Arts Guru Laurence Sandum gives essential coaching demonstrating useful basic moves for beginners learning the martial art, Kung Fu.

Today we’re going to look at some jun fan kung fu curriculum and some knock past centre line trapping techniques. We call this position here a high outside reference point. I’m going to clear this initial barrier, with what’s called a paxil chun choy. If my partner is responsive and able to stop it with a rear hand, two of the most common responses he will give will be past centreline and not past centreline. Graham is going to give me some centreline or not past centreline energy or response as it’s called. And I’m going to give various options as a follow up. So I do an initial paxil chun choi, you can see Graham is stopped, and I want to continue hitting with this hand. So I’m going to pin up his arm there, and continue to hit. This is paxil chun choy paxil chun choy, sometimes called double paxil dah, dah just means ‘to hit’. So I have two advances with my footwork here, I have a step and slide, and then another step and slide so I’m keeping the pressure on, you can also see that my elbow is buried into his ribs as well to help reinforce the trap. I’ll now show you some other responses, so I trap in against Graham, I’ve trapped in and now I’m going to cut in with this hand, so this is sometimes called adding an extra beat and then I trap in and hit again. Another option, is instead of trapping in with an extra beat with a punch, this could be a Bil Jee which is a finger-poke, it could be to the throat, or it could be to the eyes. Another option could be to open up with this hand, with what’s called tarnsour, palm up hand as I put in the extra beat. A fifth option could be to guide back with lai sou, so I’m guiding back close in tinesou as I trap it. Another option, this hand cuts in a little like a tine sou or a hun sou which is this small circle here, and I’ll bow pie, this can be done low and high with one hand or high and low with the other hand, basically I’m hitting to the ribs and hitting to the jaw both with palm heels, but they could also be open handed to the eyes or a claw into the groin. That’s just an introduction to some Kung Fu techniques.