LFIAA Li Style (Lishi) Feng Shou-Kung Fu “Single Attack Fighting Exercises” (Dan Zi Wei Fa)

There are many training exercises that are taught and practiced within the Li Family’s Internal Martial art of Feng Shou-Kung Fu. One of these particular training exercise is the Single Attack (Dan Chong Da) which can be practiced from either a line or circular attack training method were the attacking students, for which there can be many of, can attack using various offensive striking and kicking techniques aimed at various sections of the defenders body. The student who is defending can use dodging and evasive methods, blocks and deflections to defend with against the incoming blows and kicks. To counter attack back, the defender can also then use a series of offensive hand & foot methods (Shoujiaofa).

This particular Single Attack training exercise is a great way for students to find the art of Feng Shou-Kung Fu. Allowing themselves to fully express their own particular style, using what defensive and offensive techniques feels practical and effective to themselves. The Single Attack (Dan Chong Da) develops each students timing, reactions, accuracy, agility and concentration as they don’t have much time to think. They just have to react in a very instinctive way that forces the art of Feng Shou-Kung Fu to naturally express itself in what ever way the student wishes to use it.

The two training methods of a line attack to a circular single attack training method offer the defending student different ways to practice and use their Feng Shou-Kung Fu fighting techniques. The line attack is were the attacking students are lined up one behind each other, they then follow each other to attack one at a time. The defending student must step of the centre line from the on rushing students attack, using skilful evasive footwork and defensive hand methods (Shou Fa) to place themselves in a more advantages position to counter attack from. They must them immediately be ready to receive the next on coming Attack from the following student.

Whereas, the circular single attack is were the attacking students have surrounded the defending student. They then take it in turn to attack the student in the centre of the circle from various angles. Such as the front, either side or from the rear of the student in the centre of the circle. The defending student who stands in the centre of the circle as to control the centre of the circle, constantly turning their body around to protect their rear as each attacking student rushes in to try and hit them with either a strike or kick, they use skilful evasive footwork and defensive hand work alongside fast counter attack strikes and kicks.

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