Learning and understanding how to use the external and internal “Six Harmonies” (Liu He) within the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu will greatly transform the individuals defensive and offensive echniques. Above all, the one thing that every individual who practices Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu must develop in their ward offs, strikes and kicks is the ability to issue strength, because without the ability to produce strength their opponent will not fear them, as their techniques will be empty and weak. It is through the correct practice of combining the Six external and internal harmonies that he student of the Orginal Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu can produce rest strength within their defensive techniques.
Through the correct use of “Body Mechanics” (Shen Fa) when the student of the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu uses a particular defensive ward off (Peng Jin) against the opponents strike. It is not the hand or arm that deflects the blow away, it is the linking of the whole body moving in harmony with its self that adds strength to the students hand or arm ward off to deflect the opponents blow away effectively and safely.. simply trying to ward off a heavy blow delivered by the opponent using an hand or arm ward off that is isolated in its action without the rest of the whole body connected to it action is to weak to keep defending against an aggressive opponent who constantly throws heavy strong blows which in time will land and find their targets, causing serious damage to the Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu student.
Obviously it takes time and great effort for the Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu student to develop skilful body mechanics that are totally refined and working precisely in time with each other, producing an effortlessly amount of strength and power (Jing) in every defensive or offensive technique that the student of the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gnngfu performs. Understanding how to use the Six Harmonies correctly in your defensive movements will develop an inner confidence within each student in their ability to ward off any type of attack with great inner strength.
I personally believe that for the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu to gain respect as an effective internal martial art is simply down to good teachers being able to develop the ability to issue strength and power (Fa Jong) into their students fighting techniques, and not just teaching a bunch of flowery, isolated, weak and empty movements that have no internal strength or skilful body mechanics that would not stop anybody, but place their students into a false sense of ability to defend themselves.