LFIAA Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu “Four Corner Blocking & Striking Exercise” (Si Jiao Dang Da Fa)

Within the LFIAA Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu there are three traditional forms that are taught to students. These three particular forms are very practical and each of these three forms teaches the student to focus on a certain skill or methods. The three traditional forms taught are 1). Poison Hand Striking Sets (Du Shou Da Fa), 2). Active Mists Sets (Hao Yun Fa) and 3). The Balancing Fist Sets (Ping Quan Fa). The Poison Hand Striking teaches students to use various hand striking shapes to target the Qi cavities (Dian Xue) of your opponents, the Active Mist Sets teaches the student to protect their Centre line using a vast amount of Ward offs, Deflections, Blocks. Whereas, the Balancing Fist Sets is a combination of the two other previous sets combining Blocking & Striking simultaneously.

Once the students of the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu have began their learning and practice of the three traditional forms the next stage is for them to then practice the two-person Four Corner Blocking & Striking Exercise (Si Jiao Dang Da Fa). Beginners would perform this e excise from a Riding Horse Stance (Qi Ma Shi) firstly, then they would progress to both of them standing in a static Snake Stance (She Shi) and finally to progress to a linear moving step exercise. The Four Corner Blocking & Striking Exercise combines the striking techniques of the Poison Hands Sets the fast double Ward Offs of the Active Mist Sets, plus the simultaneous Blocking and Striking of the Balancing Fist Sets.

Mainly the practicing of the Four Corner Blocking & Striking Exercise (Si Jiao Dang Da Fa) develops each students awareness to protect their Centre line (Zhong Ding), plus to improve their tactile awareness skill and reactions to defend against various strikes aimed at different heights. It also teaches each student to immediately defend themselves by responding back with a simultaneous block and strike, which could then be followed up with more strikes or another block & strike method.

The aspect of using Ward Offs, Deflections or Blocking techniques can be performed from the inside or outside or a combination of both against your training partners punches or strikes. The student of the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu learns how to use a vast amount of variations of Ward Offs, Deflections or Blocks defending from both high and low punches using either just a single arm or double hands or alternating, changing arms/hands to defend with.

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