Da Cheng Quan basic striking techniques

Writer: Liujin & Li Jingwei


In realcombat, each striking technique can vary greatly, presenting impressive techniques. But in fact no matter how impressive they are, the core of all these techniques can also be retrieved in many other styles of fighting; we called them basic (or canonic)striking techniques.

1. Straight direction attacking style
In boxing, this style is called straight punch, in Da Cheng boxing is also called collapsing punch. That issuing force part of the body (attacker attacks his opponent with part of body such as fist, palm, knee, elbow, foot etc...) the moving line is horizontally straight forward, the striking point is usually opponent’s chest, belly, rib etc... This attacks style is generally easy, nimble because you are issuing force with a part of your body which is beeline, as to minimize distance from hitting opponent.

For example 1: Opponent is smashing my head with an up down movement, my left foot is slightly moving leftward, and right foot following, two feet falling point is just at his right side, the head escapes naturally opponent’s two hands’ attack, after move right foot forward, opponent middle ostium (Zhong Men), and at the same time with your right collapsing punch deliver a straight strike to opponent's heart, chest and rib etc... (Figure 1—3).

For example 2: The opponent with right straight punch is striking my chest, my left foot moves slightly to left-forward, and the right foot is following, jinking opponent’s right punch, and at the same time I use right straight punch to strike opponent’s rib (Figure 4—6).


2. Sideling direction attacking style
This style could present upward sideling and downward sideling. Upward sideling in boxing is called hooking punch, in Da Cheng boxing it is called drilling punch, downward sideling in Da Cheng boxing is called downward punch.
Upward sideling strike style’s issuing force moving routine is sideling direction strike with upward, falling point is your opponent's mandible. Sometimes hitting opponent's heart, this may usually happen when opponent’s upper body is leaning forward.

For example 1: Opponent with a right straight punch is hitting my chest, my left foot is slightly moving left-forward, and the right foot following, and at the same time with left arm from left to right is slightly pressing opponent right arm, so your body issue a left punch with left hand drilling punch bottom up attack to your opponent's mandible (Figure 7—9).

For example 2: Opponent with his right palm is smashing my head, I use right hand with right arm to knock opponent right arm, this should let his body shivering, then I use left punch, with left hand drilling punch bottom up to attack opponent's mandible (Figure 10—12).


Downward sideling attacking style has issuing force moving routine which has downward sideling direction; striking falling point is usually opponent’s heart and belly etc... If attacker is much more higher than opponent, sometimes it can be used to attack opponent’s mouth or nose.

For example 1: Opponent with right straight punch is attacking my chest, my body is slightly jinking left-forward, and at the same time I use left hand, up down to press opponent right arm, controlling opponent's force, and after rapidly with my right elbow, I pull his right punch, with right hand’s downward punch attacks opponent heart (Figure 13—15).

For example 2: Opponent’s two palms make tiger’s figure attacks my chest, and my body fast jink left-forward, escape opponent attacking, and after with a fast right elbow, pull his right punch, with your right hand punch downward and attack opponent's heart...(Figure 16—18).


3. Arc attacking style
In boxing this style is called swaying punch, in Da Cheng boxing it is called enclosing punch. That issuing force’s moving routine is done from two sides to the centre while making an arc, striking falling point is usually opponent’s left-right antilobium, outside of two arms. This attacks style allows you to shorten the distance so that your chance to hit successfully your opponent is higher.

 

For example 1: Opponent assuming posture, preparing to attack. I use rapidly right punch with right hand enclosing punch to attack directly opponent's left antilobium. If opponent is fending off with his arm,I will continue to attack, even if this strike will just loose his structure (Figure 19—20).

For example 2: Opponent with left hand is delivering an up down chopping punch to smash my head, I have already prepare my count attack, with two hands enclosing punch counter attacking opponent mid-line part. For example, I use first my right hand enclosing punch to strike opponent left antilobium, then opponent is uplifting his left hand fend off, I can also deliver with left hand enclosing punch another following attack to my opponent mid-line (Figure 21—23).

 



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