LFIAA Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu “Opening The Opponents Defence”.

So it is very important for the practitioner of the Li Style Daoist Boxing System of Feng Shou-Kung Fu to not only be skilful within their defensive hand methods. But to also be just as skilful in using the same hand methods to attack and open up the opponents defence. there is no difference in using a Sun Palm lifting technique to deflect an in-coming blow away, than the practitioner using the Sun Palm lifting technique to enter into the opponents defence by

The same hand methods (Shou Fa) that are used to defend oneself against an opponents punches and kicks, can also be used to open up an opponents defence. The Sun Palm, Cloudy Palm and Arm ward offs can be used to manipulate an opponents protecting arm aside to create opening within their defence so as to deliver a fast, powerful striking combinations that can finish the confrontation quickly. There are always going to be times within a fight, we’re the practitioner has to take the initiative to attack and put the opponent under pressure, as the saying goes “The best form of defence is attack”.

A practitioner of the Daoist Boxing of the Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu has to be not only skilful in their defensive hand methods, but to be just has skilful using the same hand methods to attack and open up the opponents defence. For example if the practitioner uses a single upwards, lifting Sun Palm Ward off to deflect the opponents in-coming blow away, then they can also use the same technique, the Lifting Sun Palm to remove the opponents guarding arm away, so as to enter and attack.

To many of the Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu practitioners are taught to think that the hand methods (Shou Fa) are to be only used to defend oneself from in-coming blows. Whereas, to be fully balanced within this Li Style Daoist Boxing System they should be just as comfortable in using the same hand methods to attack with. Learning how to use your hand methods like the Cloudy Palm Method (Yun Zhang Fa) to open up your opponents defence, can then give the practitioner the opportunity you then flow into striking, kicking, joint locking and throwing methods. Which are purely down to each and every practitioners ability to be fully versatile and balanced within their own fighting ability to not only defend with skilful hand methods, but to be just skilful in their attacks using the same hand methods.

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