LFIAA Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu “The Duality of the Poison Hand Striking Sets” When a Strike is also a Block & a Block is also a Strike.

Because the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu is guided by the principle of Yin & Yang changing and transforming into its opposite state. What once was light turns into dark and what once was hard turns to being soft and so it is with the fighting  methods of this unique Chinese internal martial art.  When practicing  the Poison Hand Striking Sets to many practitioners simply look at the striking methods as purely offensive and do not consider that they can be also used defensively as blocks (Lan) and deflections (Peng) applying this principle of Yin & Yang as a dual method of skilfully using Feng Shou Quan’s Poison Hand fighting techniques to enter into your opponents defence and begin to apply strikes, kicks, joint locks or throws to quickly and effectively finish the situation.

To many teachers get caught up into teaching  of the Poison Hand Striking Sets as just an exercises and do not focus enough on developing the Striking techniques to be used in combination alongside  various types of Kicking, Wrestling or Throwing techniques that can really give much more depth, knowledge and understanding  to each practitioner of the Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu system. Within each of the many Poison Hand Striking Sets that exist within Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu, each individual set consists of a tremendous amount of what my teacher Master Chee Soo would call as “Three Star Fighting  Skill Methods” (San Xing Wu Shu Fa), sadly this seems to be lost as I do not see or hear teachers of the other associations and organisations of the Li (Lee) family style covering this information. For example, If we look at the Splitting Palm strike (Pi Zhang Da) which is used within the very first Poison Hand Set (Du Shou Shi) simply as a strike, then the practitioner is limited in developing their skill, but if the practitioner also looked at the Splitting Palm Strike as a method of blocking as well then they will have developed a dual method that can be used to change and adapt and overcome any situation.

When you consider all of the Poison Hand Striking Sets that are taught within the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu as taught by the LFIAA and then consider the amount of Striking techniques that can also be used as a dual technique to defend or attack with which include both open hand and closed  fist methods, which can be all delivered from various  angles. Then you realise the amount of depth and knowledge that lies within each of the Poison Hand Striking Sets that can truely allow the practitioner of the Original Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu to attain a high standard of ability.

Because to many teachers practice the Poison Hand Striking Sets more as an exercise rather than researching  and applying its many fighting techniques. Does not instill or develop any confidence within the students ability to use Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu as a practical self defence method to protect themselves against any aggressive situation. Today there are many teachers of the Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu who themselves do not fully utilise the knowledge that can be found within the many Poison Hand Striking Sets and hence these certain teachers limit their own students ability to grow in their confidence and be proud of their Feng Shou Quan-Gongfu as an effective and practical Chinese internal martial art for everyone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s