Eight Frequently Used Fighting Ways in Dachengquan

Writer: Yang Haiqing


March 16, 2002, is the third anniversary of the death of my master Wang Xuanjie. When I first began to study Dachengquan, Master Wang taught me the eight fighting ways, told me to study and practice them diligently. He said these skills would be very useful in the future. I followed these words carefully and practiced them everyday. Later, I traveled many places with Master Wang, and many times I defeated opponents just by using these techniques of Dachengquan. Then, I understood the words Master Wang said and knew that the more simple and direct the skills are, more effective they will be. In the last three years, I often missed Master Wang. Now I write the article about eight frequently used fighting ways in Dachengquan in honor of Master Wang and hope it can be helpful to the practitioners of Dachengquan. These fighting skills are called frequently used fighting skills because they are frequently used in the real combat. Now, lets study them together.


A. Intercepting and Cutting
When the opponent punches your chest with his right fist, before his fist reaching your body, you can quickly raise your left hand and use the root of your left palm to intercept the crook of his right arm. Let his fist cant hurt you, and at the same time raise your right palm highly and then to cut his face heavily. (Figure 13)

B. Pulling and punching
When the opponent pushes your chest with his two palms, just before his palms reaching your body, you should quickly catch his two forearms with your hands and pull them to the outsides. (Let the left to the left side, the right to the right side to destroy the balance of his body.) Then, punch his costal region with your hand. (Figure 46)



C. Pushing and punching
When the opponent hits your chest with his two palms, before his palms reaching your body, you can quickly and powerfully push his two arms to the left side or the right side. You must destroy the balance of his body by the pushing. Then, punch his chin with your hand. (Figure 79)

D. Blocking and cutting
When the opponent punches your face or your chest with his right fist, you can swiftly raise your left hand, use the forearm of your left arm to block and push the inside of his right forearm outside. At the same time raise your right palm to cut the right side of his neck or his collarbone. (Figure 1012)



E. Direct punching
When the opponent punches your face or your chest with his left fist, you can swiftly use your right fist to punch his throat. Note: in the way of punching his throat, you must use your right forearm against his left forearm closely and let his left fist cant be effective. (Figure 1315)

F. Cutting
When the opponent wants to attack you, you can step forward swiftly and at the same time raise your palm highly to cut his him, to cut his head, his face or his arm. (Figure 1618)


G. Smashing and attacking
When the opponent attacks your chest with his two palms, you can swiftly raise two hands to cut and smash his two forearms and destroy his balance. Then, suddenly attack his chest. (Figure 1921)

H. Avoiding and punching
When the opponent punches your chest with his right fist directly, you can quickly move your body to the right side to avoid his fist, then, quickly step up and use your right fist to punch the right side of his costal region in the way of Bengquan. (Figure 2223)