LFIAA Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu “Poison Hand Striking Methods” (Du Shou Da Fa)

There are a numerous amount of Poison Hand Striking Sets taught within the LFIAA Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu as passed onto us by Master Chee Soo. These particular Poison Hand Striking Methods must then evolve from its basic, some times rigid method of practice to be then combined and blended alongside other types of soft and hard Ward offs and deflections that allows the practitioner of this Chinese internal martial art to enter deeply into the opponents defence and then be able to use the Poison Hand Striking Methods alongside your kicking, joint locking and takedown techniques to defeat your opponent. The ultimate aim of any practitioner of the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu is to be able. to naturally flow combining all of their defensive and offensive techniques together in a practical and effective manner. This means learning how to use the Poison Hand Striking Methods in a variety of ways using different types of Ward Off and deflections other than what is taught in the basic forms using the same rigid arm Ward offs.

For example when a student learns any of the first six Poison Hand Striking Sets they will always be taught to use a single outside arm Ward Off to deflect or block the opponents attack. To evolve and make the Poison Hand Striking Methods more practical and effective. Simply try and use other types of Ward offs and deflections like a single, changing or double palm Ward Off, or a single high downward hook Ward Off or a swans wing Ward Off or a low willow tree Ward Off. Usually when practicing any of the Poison Hand Striking Sets with a training partner they are always performed against a single punch attack. Try using other soft and hard Ward offs in a variety of methods against a one/two punch combo alongside your Poison Hand Striking Methods to develop a vast amount of ways to enter into your opponents defences.

Sadly to many students practice the Poison Hand Striking Sets still in a very basic and rigid format that is very unpractical for use to defend oneself in the street. The effectiveness of the Poison Hand strikes is greatly enhanced when combined with other types of Ward Off, party’s and deflections as entry’s other than what is taught within the Poison Hand Striking Sets. Master Chee Soo would always mention that a practitioner of the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu should learn how to change and adapt and overcome a violent situation through their skilful usage of applying this principle to this Chinese internal fighting art. Simply practicing the Poison Hand Striking Sets in their basic and rigid format will not be enough to develop a high proficiency level, which can only be achieved through the blending of other types of soft and hard Ward Off in various amounts of combinations that allow the practitioner to enter deeply into the opponents defences from either the outside, inside or in a more direct straight line route.

Learning to defend yourself and how to use any of the Poison Hand Striking Sets effectively against multiple punches from many different angles of attack must be fully researched and practiced by every practitioner of the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu system if they truly want their Feng Shou-Kung Fu to become an effective and practical method in being able to defend themselves against an aggressive opponent. Learning how to use different ward offs and deflections against a One/two punching combination or from a hook or uppercut punch and then be able to flow naturally into any of the offensive Poison Hand Striking Methods must be fully practiced, as not always will an opponent simply attack you with a single straight punch as is what is taught and practiced by many students in other Li/Lee family associations and organisations.

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