There is a tremendous amount of depth of information within the Lishi Feng Shou-Kung Fu’s Poison Hand Striking Methods (Du Shou Da Fa). Especially within the two-person Poison Hand Striking training exercise (Du Shou Da Duilian Fa) that many still today practice, but only in the defensive method that was first taught to them many years ago. Over the many years there does not seem to be any further development of the Poison Hands Striking Sets & Methods that was first taught and passed onto us through Master Chee Soo. Yet within the Poison Hand Striking Methods there is so much information to be gathered and learnt that can help every practitioner of this fascinating Lishi Internal Martial Art to reach a high level of proficiency.
As I have already mentioned many practitioners are still taught to use the Poison Hand Striking Sets in a defensive manner within the many Feng Shou-Kung Fu classes that are taught by other Lishi associations and organisations. But we in the LFIAA also practice them as an offensive method and not just as a defensive method as many still do, in the offensive method it is were you the practitioner takes the opportunity to attack your opponent first, rather than waiting for your opponent to attack you. Learning and practicing the two-person Poison Hand Striking sets in the offensive manner allows each practitioner to skilfully develop their hand methods (Shou Fa) to a high degree of skill, by being able to adapt and change to overcome any difficult situation that your opponent might do, which you can guarantee will definitely occur in a real fight, as you must always be prepared that no real fight will always be as you practiced within your class training. You must be skilful enough to adapt and change your fighting techniques and this starts by learning to practice the Poison Hand Striking Methods in a more progressive way and not just performing them in a very rigid and limited method.
Performing the Poison Hand Striking Sets & Methods in an offensive way. Will teach the practitioner how to attack and then counter attack again, rather than simply defend to attack to defend again as practiced in the defensive exercise method. If we consider that the defensive way to perform the two-person Poison Hand Striking Sets as (Yin), then the offensive way to perform the two-person Poison hand Striking Sets is (Yang). When you perform the Poison Hand Striking Sets (Du Shou Da Fa) as a defensive exercise the practitioner will always end by performing a defensive technique, whereas, in the offensive exercise the practitioner finishes the exercise using an offensive technique.
Progressive development by each practitioner of the Lishi Feng Shou-Kung Fu must come through constant research, practice and experimentation. This is how the many secrets of this fascinating internal martial art can be found, which allows for every practitioner to develop more depth and understanding of how to skilfully use this internal martial art (IMA) practically and effectively.