Within the LFIAA Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu as taught by Laoshi Keith Ewers there are a wide variety of kicking methods (Jiao Fa) taught that are both practical and functional for everyone to use to defend themselves from a violent and aggressive attack. One particular kicking method that Laoshi Keith Ewers teaches and has added to the Kicking Methods that was taught to him by Master Chee Soo is the use of the Hips (Kua) which is a close range kicking method that can be used alongside many other types of kicks plus defensive and offensive hand methods (Shou Fa). The use of the hip as a kicking method was not taught by Master Chee Soo, but was added by Laoshi Keith Ewers because it is a very effective and versatile kicking method that can be easily applied by both genders.
If the hip (Kua) strike is delivered correctly it can easily put a fully grown man onto the floor with ease. Today many of the Master Chee Soo’s students still practice the kicking methods or Foot Flow Training Methods as Master Chee Soo used to call them by still applying the cross leg step that allows them to retreat from there training partner. Whereas, the kicking methods taught by Laoshi Keith Ewers the cross leg stepping method is not taught or applied, as when the student performs the Hip strike he must get close to his opponent or training partner and to do this he must either step in to get closer, using either defensive or offensive hand methods (Shou Fa) to disguise the step or the student could use a kicking method aimed at his opponents legs to get close in were he could then apply the Hip strike.
Usually the Hip strike technique is applied alongside either a leg sweep (Tui Sao) or simply used to Off balance the opponent before you enter with a particular throwing method (Shuai Fa) or joint locking technique (Qin Na). The Hip strike is a very unique kicking method that Laoshi Keith Ewers has included to the many kicking techniques that are taught within the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu system. It is both a practical and functional kicking method that is easy to learn and combine with other kicking or hand methods.
Many individual’s do not recognise that within the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu System the kicking methods (Jiao Fa) can be broken down into two ranges of fighting. Which are long and short range, obviously the long range kicking methods only use the many areas of the foot like the toes, heel and instep etc. Whereas, the close range kicking methods use the knees, stamping, knee & ankle sweeps and also the use of the Hip (Kua).