Grandmaster Tse’s Chùn Yuén Diaries 俊元日記 19

There are many movements that train the fist, but we can see that most of them are horizontal. The reason for this is Chùn Yuén Quán contains a lot of different kinds of opening movements which use the whole body, so it is long distance strike.

Fists

Part 2

The first form of Chùn Yuén Quán 俊元拳 is Xing Shou 行手 – Style Hand. This form has all kinds of fist training. We can see horizontal fists in the movement Invincible Iron Fists 鐵拳無敵 and the movement Flying Punches and Kicks Together 拳齊腳飛 has both horizontal and vertical fists. There are many movements that train the fist, but we can see that most of them are horizontal. The reason for this is Chùn Yuén Quán contains a lot of different kinds of opening movements which use the whole body, so it is long distance strike. This is why we see the horizontal fist more. However, in the movement Fake Kick for Punching the Ears 偽踢貫耳, we use the back of the fist to strike, whereas in the form the movement ends with the knuckles of both fists facing each other. This is because we end with the arms slightly bent and curved and so the knuckle of the index fingers face each other. In the actual application we should use the back of the fist, and we can use one hand or both of them together. We and also see the back of the fist being used in the second form Dà Bēi Quán 大悲拳 – Great Sadness Fist, in the movements Left Strike Ground Fist 左擊地捶 and Right Strike Ground Fist 右擊地捶. The back fist is also found in Guān Yǔ Quán 關羽拳 in the movement Cover Up and Down 上下貫通.

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