LFIAA Li Style (Lishi) Feng Shou-Kung Fu. Sabre & Shield Training Methods (Dao Pingbi Fa).

If you have practiced and developed a good basic foundation structure within your Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu training. Then the practitioner should be able to hold any type of weapon and still be able to defend themselves with a good level of proficiency as the old Chinese saying goes “The Weapon is just an extension of the hand”. One of the key important aspects to weapon training is developing good footwork methods (Bu Fa) and in the practice of Feng Shou-Kung Fu it is still a very important skill that every practitioner must achieve.

At first the practitioner must perform hours and hours of dedicated solo training drills using for example the Sabre and Shield (Dao Pingbi). They will learn how to combine linear, angular and circular footwork methods, alongside defensive blocking techniques and offensive, attacking techniques using both the shield and Sabre in unison with each other. Only after regular dedicated practice training with the Sabre & Shield will the practitioner then move onto practicing two-person counter/counter training drills against various weapons.

The Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu Clock Face Eight Directional Stepping Exercise (Zhong Mian Ba Fang Bu Fa). Which the practitioner now combines with their Sabre & Shield against another training partner who is either armed with their own Sabre & Shield, or just with a Sabre or Just With A Staff (Gun) etc. Brings the whole exercise alive, where both practitioners must learn how to control the fighting distance using skilful evasive stepping methods, which allows them to close the fighting distance to attack with the Sabre from any angle, or even use their shield to knock their training partner off balance. Likewise using their evasive stepping to increase the fighting distance between themselves, but to allow them to evade or dodge to any appropriate angle that allows them to position themselves to quickly counter attack back.

Because of the good foundation structure that each practitioner developed through their basic Kung fu training. Allows the Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu practitioner to use any type of weapon either long or short, bladed or non-bladed on their own or in combination with each other defend themselves against various other types of weapons, learning defensive blocks and deflections, attacking blows from many angles, disarms, joint locks and takedown. The Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu is a Traditional Internal Martial Art (IMA) that full and alive and very useful into days modern world.

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