Dachengquan Duanshou's most deadly fighting
the healing and other basics exercises in Dachengquan, every serious
Dachengquan's practitioner wants to know how to reach the extraordinary
mastery of combat which gave the reputation of invincibility for the
pioneers of Dachengquan: this is precisely the target of this
third and last e-book of Li Zhaoshan's collection which
includes three different e-books as the latest updated information on
Dachengquan (also called Yiquan or Yichuan) in China.
lot of our students have asked us some more new materials on Yiquan, as
an answer to their request, this English collection is in exclusivity
on this site.
a recognized disciple of Wang Xuanjie and Wang Pingan, Li Zhaoshan has
synthesized his experience of Expert-instructor in Dachengquan
integrating in these materials many references from his master but also
from the founder Wang Xianzhai and his daughter Wang Yufang to give
by the University of Physical Education of Beijing, translated by the
team of CMA to assure the most reliable
interpretation in standard English.
Duanshou's most deadly fighting methods"
is the most complete book ever published in English dedicated to the
fighting techniques of Dachenquan. As the last book of this series, Li
is developing and exploring in the largest extent from the initial
basis explained in both two first books, now focus on combat methods.
Li Zhaoshan has done an impressive research and synthesis of various
sources related to Dachengquan methods of combat. This outstanding work
is exceeding the only domain of Dachengquan but concerns also all
internal martial arts. It is a valuable referencing work which
introduces progressively from the fundamental theoretical principles of
Duanshou up to the description of its most effective fighting
techniques in ultimate situations with techniques of dimmak
(pressing vital points)...
e-book is divided in six chapters:
to Dachengquan Duanshou 每 Presentation of the fundamental principle of Qizheng -
Three main abilities
involved in combat 每 Three factors influencing the issue of a combat and many notions which you
will sooner or later apprehend in duanshou
(Cultivate & explore martial power, avoid three main
One the most important chapter - Basic
Techniques of Duanshou Dachengquan 每 Explaining in detail the process
of muscle contraction and its development through post standing, Li
explores later main basic techniques requested in Duanshou each time
with precise information on the type of forces it will develop
particularly and its suitable mental activity.
Further Li introduces
his three revolutionary concepts of Universal
Force, Internal Strength Field and Free force and how to
develop them. As the final aspect to develop is the Psychological
aspect called here Braveness training: description of psychological
factors in combat, method of training including voice training and eye
training for combat purpose.
Fighting Techniques of Duanshou. As the
core of this e-book, Li Zhaoshan presents five levels of tactics
involved in Duanshou＊s fighting
techniques: 1) Single hand technique 每 2) Golden Turtle Emerging from
Water 每 3) Successful strike & evading strike 每 4) Defense
& attack (including tactile sensation,
& adhere＃) 每 5) Attack interception (including Midline tactic, force
borrowing, Absorb & carry on＃).
of these general groups of tactics including their own concept and
method of training are presented too.
Fighting Techniques of Duanshou:
Explanation on the three different ways
to combine techniques
每 Fourteen most efficient fighting combinations presented in details
each time with two
major scenarios (attack and counterattack).
in Dachengquan. Applications of Duanshou＊s
techniques in six different types of situation: 1) Against punch 每 2)
Against grappling 每 3) Against kick 每 4) Against lethal weapons 每 5)
Last resort technique (with some Dimmak
applications) 每 6) in Daily situations
examples of self defense situations will give to Dachengquan this final
touch realism once they have mastered previous techniques.
Ultimate Fatal Techniques. These are among the final techniques
(strengthening combinations, close-combat＃) which will confer to the
advanced martial artist, his full mastery in combat but also his
uniqueness (unique skill) in martial arts circle.
Zhaoshan presents an exclusive and quite exhaustive approach through
Dachengquan of fighting methods which are also hidden in any
internal martial arts. Very famous for his pedagogic materials, Li
explains in a simple and direct style tricks and methods of combat, all
derived from the prime training of zhan zhuang. This constitutes an
immense reference material which will help them even in their advanced
stage, Dachengquan's practitioners in their progressive mastery of the
art of combat: Duanshou.
"Since a long time, I have been looking for a
book which explains especially the further and last steps in Yiquan for
combat applications: Li Zhaoshan is the one who gave the answer in this
book. With convincing scientific explanations in the process of muscle
contraction or in reactive type of force with the Newton＊s Law, he is drawing clearly a new mapping of
the Combat effectiveness of Duanshou. I have even improved myself some
important techniques of Taichi such as ※Single whip§ which was always
so ※obscure§ before reading his instructions on the Whipping force. I
do believe that I have still a lot of techniques to explore
progressively with this incomparable material. Thanks a lot to Li
--- D. Zhu - May 2005
"The concept of Internal Strength Field
presented in this book is really interesting. I also like very much all
the tactics of combat presented, it give to the reader further tangible
tools to improve his sparring. Thanks also for the superb explanation
on Golden Turtle Emerging from Water, I really feel now more powerful,
even just with this technique. Great
job Li, you are the one who did it."
---- Gino USA - May 2005
﹛"I am honored for been among the first one to
review this excellent book 每 After almost 35 years of practice in
internal martial arts, I found the contents of Li＊s latest book, so
clearly and so honestly exposed that I feel really having wasted a lot
of time and effort searching from various sources what is simply
gathered in this book. Maybe some people will not immediately realize
it, but Duanshou＊s book reveals in fact the TRESORS of Internal Martial
--- Christian West
Indies 每 April 2005