Traditionally all of the top masters within each of the Chinese internal martial arts all mention that there are seventy two kicking techniques (Qi Shi Er Jiao Fa). All of these particular kicking techniques are found within the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu as taught to myself by Master Chee Soo. These particular seventy two kicking methods involve stamping, swinging, chopping, scooping type kicking techniques which can be all performed in a numerous amount of combinations. The way my teacher Master CheeSoo would teach and introduce the various amount of kicking techniques to his students was through a two person foot flow exercise where each student takes it in turns to perform the same kicking technique at each other. This is a great teaching method for each individual to understand how to perform the mechanics of each different kicking technique and to improve their agility and flexibility. But it is simply a basic training exercise, the next stage is to then apply these various offensive kicking techniques alongside striking, joint locking and throwing techniques.
Today, within the practice and study of the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu there are many practitioners who still practice the two-person foot flow training exercise isolated on their own and do not try and apply these kicks in a practical and effective way to bring the martial art of Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu into full usage.Master Chee Soo would say that striking and kicking should be combined together with the strikes aimed at the upper body and the kicks aimed at the lower body, some times the kick would not be seen,but only felt he would say.
Bringing the variety of kicking techniques into full effective usage should be the total aim of each practitioner of the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu. An example would be to enter towards your opponent with a series of striking techniques to close the distance and to then use a double kicking technique using just one leg, what we call a “Swinging or Swaying” method, which could be a combination of a rear leg low chopping kick to the outside of the opponents front leg using the instep or ball of the foot to kick your opponent, then using the same leg immediately switch to attack the inside of the opponents front leg using a back heel hooking kick, targeting either the muscles, joints or energy points of the opponents front leg.
Simply practicing the many kicking techniques in the two-person foot flow exercise is a great waste of serious training time, unless you research and bring the full usage of these kicking techniques into application alongside other areas of the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu which will give great depth and understanding to each student on how to practically and effectively use it to defend yourself against an aggressive opponent.