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Repeat this exercise. From this left side exercise you can train similarly right side exercise, as the movements are similar you have just to change direction respectively opposite. This applies also for backward exercises. This is the combination of Triangle step and Underlay step, especially suitable for long distance attack. These additional movements are called inducements: Assume with lower limbs a T-eight step, whole body relaxed and full, bring two arms up to your front level, then bring them down with an ejecting movement.

Fig 43 Fig 44 Fig When doing this exercise, you should look far away like watching a very far target tall building, mountain, pagoda etc Through this technique, you feel two palms increasing in size; two arms heavier and stronger, by keeping on practicing this exercise, the integral strength will naturally increase and will be more obvious. You can have a partner standing in front of you, applying ejecting movement on him, to see how heavy and full is your body, experiencing how the whole force will act on his body and how should your palms touch his chest and in the same time eject him.

For beginners, the results of this exercise may not be immediately very obvious, it maybe due to the three following reasons:. When you are swinging your arms, be sure to apply bottom up a frontal force with an angle of 45 degrees; in the contrary if in the moment you are touching your opponent, you change involuntary the force direction, this swinging movement will be transformed in a simple frontal pushing movement, unable to release the natural instinctive force which has far more amplitudes.

When your ejecting arms are able throw out your opponent, now it is time to change their movement amplitudes into slower and smaller extensions until two hands become like almost fixed. You are like sitting on a moving train then suddenly someone is pulling the emergency brake: all passengers are submitted to a natural and shifting forward inertia movement, this is the realistic image of the effect natural integral strength.

When this heavy inertia integral strength appears in your body, you can conjugate it with an ejecting technique to experience any jamming within the interspaces separating you from the opponent, during application of your ejecting technique with integral strength. Dachengquan Ejecting techniques include fixed step ejecting and ejecting with step.

No matter which technique you are using, your whole body should be like bumping a wall, a tall building or a mountain situated in front of your body and your two arms are like piercing forward very far. Imagine that your two hands are pressing on a spring, they are following the movement of this spring, stretching out and contracting with small amplitudes under your pressing force for a few cycles, then apply pure ejecting technique to uproot him and make him fall down. When you are ejecting your partner, two hands should keep on touching his chest, first make fast and several spring movements to make him losing balance; then your whole body sinking and chain with a fast and solid integral force to eject your partner.

After having acquired basis of fixed step ejecting technique you can now proceed on training ejecting with step. This method which conjugates stepping with ejecting is mainly used against very strong or heavy opponent; in this case it requires you to use necessarily step, making adjusting, choosing suitable angle and method to eject him. You have five ways to eject with steps:. When your strategy of ejecting an opponent, first put two hands on his chest then eject him, if results are not as you expected, proceed immediately with trample step moving to his midline position, chaining without breaks your stepping forward movements, each trample step should use all the whole body spring force to strike your opponent, compelling him continuously backward, wait for his unbalance then use a final trample step with your best integral strength to eject him.

And at the same time, upper body turns slightly leftward, two hands slightly assuming pulling backward posture. And after move. Fig 59 Fig 60 Fig If your opponent has strong rooting, ejecting him may not be that easy, in this case left foot is first. Fig 62 Fig 63 Fig Fig 65 Fig 66 Fig Fig 68 Fig 69 Fig In the same time left hand is. Fig 71 Fig 72 Fig Single hand techniques constitute an effective training system to acquire canonical techniques of combat.

For the beginner, it is important to start with the essential ones. As you can understand in martial arts what is essential is not to learn myriads of techniques but to really grasp the essence of few ones, and skills will come with persisting practice. First you need to understand the principle of one technique then it will reveal three others, by just adding slight variations this technique will even generate ten others, appearing and disappearing mysteriously according to situation: your technique will be invisible.

In Dachengquan, circle punch is among the most used combat techniques because it is also among the most effective ones, as you will see this technique is easy to apply for attacks and allows rapid changes. Repeat this movement two times two cycles as a the whole exercise, after being proficient in this movement you can just make one left circle punch in your training left fist, from body side, is issuing an arcing forward and inward punch.

Respecting the same principles than before you can now proceed to right circle punch training.

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Fig 79 Fig 80 Fig Then you can continue this exercise. After being proficient in this technique you can train series with two arms continuously substituting to each other. You can continue this exercise alternating left and right side. From this basis you can train similarly back step. Continue this exercise paying attention to your two feet and two hands coordination. You also could train similarly back step. And in the same time, make a left circle punch, right fist protecting chin.

From now on you can continue to practice conjugating as described above with full coordination of both feet and both hands. When you are training you should keep the presence of an opponent in mind then when you use two fists striking alternatively the base of his ears. After being proficient in circle punch you can practice this exercise with a partner holding pads or wearing protective equipment.

Main point: The beginner should first practice direct splitting palm, then reverse splitting palm, when being proficient in each type separately then you can practice in the same series direct and reverse splitting palm movement. We have just presented right splitting palm exercise; left splitting palm is exactly similar you have just to interchange left right. Fig 87 Fig 88 Fig Because it is a friendly partner exercise and not a real combat, so splitting palm should be used with.

To increase effects of splitting punch, you should first practice steps before impact training. The best is. The best is to conjugate with trample step: make first a direct splitting palm with a first trample step, and then make a reverse splitting palm with a second trample step. From now on you can continue this exercise. Main point: Pounding punch has a relatively direct and fast effect. When you are training, you can imagine that in front of your body you have one big tree, his trunk is thick with twisted roots and gnarled branches. Each of your punch is like a heavy weapon, when touching the big tree, it will burst it into fragments.

When you acquired some basis then you can increase progressively speed, to experience springing and striking within your pounding punch training. For example: when right fist is in the front, first right fist springs naturally out, when right fist springs back, it is left fist which is issuing forward as fast as lightning, otherwise, you can also chain rapidly and continuously pounding punch forward with right fist then after issue identically with left fist.

Fig 90 Fig 91 Fig Left fist is issuing forward and right fist withdrawing. This movement should be continuous, right foot is stepping rightward and forward changing therefore posture into right T-eight step, right fist is issuing forward, and left fist withdrawing. From now on you can continue to practice this exercise. You can also practice back stepping as the movements to be applied are similar to the previous ones.

You can train also backward step as movements are similar to the previous ones. You can now continue this exercise while keeping the same coordination in two fists and two feet during practice. Assume with lower limbs right T-eight step, left palm is in front of left shoulder at about half foot distance, the center of palm facing rightward and backward, right palm uplifted over head, the center of palm facing leftward, forward and downward Fig.

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Then you can train left posture of slapping palm as left posture slapping palm is similar to right posture slapping palm, you just need to interchange direction respectively. Fig 93 Fig 94 Fig Right T-eight step for Knee of Buddha's Warrior Attendant is similar to the left posture, just interchange direction respectively.

From now on you can practice Knee of Buddha's warrior attendant technique on both sides. Fig 96 Fig 97 Fig Be careful, this technique is very powerful, so do not harm your partner. When you are proficient with single hand techniques, you can now combine them into a series of techniques harmoniously chained. In the first phase of your training, I would recommend you to practice the following combinations:. Main point: in the beginning of your training, you should pay attention to the requirements of each movement; then once you have mastered them, focus on the harmony in all movements and finally experience the feeling of force in each of them.

This should be applied in different combinations of techniques, training different attack-defense applications, making your training now even more closed to a real combat situation: your training with sparring partner has reached another level. After having acquired the different techniques presented, you can now consolidate your technical background with the Second Phase training. Generally speaking, for a long term basis of training, the practitioner can start, from the second to the third month of training, to learn new technical contents; for quick results I personally train my students intensively with the First Phase training during months than they can start the Second Phase training; for a self-taught practitioner we can say that once he has grasped how to accumulate integral strength and has the ability to uproot or eject his opponent then he is ready for this Second Phase of training.

This means that when your opponent uses an ejecting movement against you, you can not only neutralize it completely but also eject him out. Master in pushing hands: control and reverse control techniques, understand how to use rules of keeping midline. When you have acquired expanding-embracing basics in contradiction post and whole body inducement, you can now start this advanced training. That means in practical to be able to use consciously and unconsciously all your potential of internal strength, and then exert to your opponent a very strong and penetrative force.

Now everything inside your body should be in accordance with nature, when you are exerting force, it is also instinctive, without any restriction from your mental. According to Mr. This is completely different from any other boxing.


We all know that for everyone power is generated during the process of the movement, all depending on the contraction of the muscle. In Dachengquan you have also a similar force, but the difference is that this is not considered as a high-level force. It is hard to realize in real combat when should you generate your bursting power, as it will request necessarily your whole body to contract, which in this case it goes against the process of exerting force to your opponent , even more it go to against your instinctive force.

The speed and inertia are the two main parameters which will increase this force but not the consciousness of bumping something with your car it may kill or injure seriously : this is the instinctive force of your car. This power is related to his size and speed. During this rushing time this ox does not need all his whole body muscles to contract when bumping to a person or a wall, just the intervention all its instinctive power.

Then muscles will contract and relax in the perfect timing adapted to the situation but certainly not being controlled by its mind. The mass of any human body weight is limited, but through post standing and testing force you can bring the use of your weight into its highest degree of effectiveness, by improving the management of your center of gravity and increase your speed, which are the more obvious perceptible effects.

So when you are practicing you should stress on relaxing even more your body, avoiding any unnecessary tension in your muscle, to experience the whole body natural weight. Along with the different training of post standing and testing force, you should practice longer time and deeper to help you to realize and practice more obviously what is really your weight. Then it will result an extraordinary accelerating ability in your movements, more density in your body and greater inner strength. My master Wang Xuanjie who won numerous challenges in China and abroad, threw out all of them, making them fall on the ground or uprooting them like flying!!!

No matter if it is, forward or backward, attack or defense, splitting, drilling, following step striking, transversal step striking etc How should you train effectively to strengthen your natural force? This is what we are going to present now in this following method:. Assuming the starting posture of contradiction post, now the difference is that your whole body should have this full and heavy feeling; at this time, trunk is already by completely loose, your lower supportive force should have increased, two legs naturally bent, this practice, many people feel difficult to persist in this posture for a relatively long time.

In the beginning, you should practice both of left and right postures around minutes, and after resume back to usual contradiction post. After having acquired basis in post standing, you can experience forms that may reveal forward-backward whole body force, for example, from the precondition of having a whole body relaxed and sinking, your trunk could make some slight leaning backward movements, and immediately change with bumping forward movement.

Here is the principle: backward movement is a storage movement, accumulating strength in your whole body, storing has an essential role in the overall process, with a good storing phase you can deliver a very large bumping forward whole body force. When you are training this exercise your two feet should have.

Later you can start with right circling than left circling. Fig Fig Fig When you are training spiral twisting, it should be from slow to fast, and at the end finish almost instantaneously. When you are proficient in single practice, you can practice with a partner. If after a left rotation of your body you are slightly interrupting your movement, this very moment can be use by your opponent, and eject you in the same left direction. Here is the method: standing with the previous posture, ask your partner to pile or to press on your two arms, or ask him to joint your arms from their inner sides, or ask him to pull outward or move them In the beginning you can train with large movement, and later you will progressively reduce them, until being just a slight movement Fig.

We have just described the left posture of Long narrow flag testing force, as the right posture is completely similar to the left one, you have just to substitute the direction into their opposite. This technique can help you to seek endlessly new types of real martial forces, such as whole body force, universal force, inertia force, counterattack force and shock force etc Stand in the same posture as in contradiction post, two hands rising to chest, the center of two palms facing each other, left hand aligned with right foot, right hand slightly more withdrawn half hand distance then left hand, two hands separated by shoulder wide distance; with body leading, left palm is pulling backward and right palm is pushing forward; when right palm is in the front and left palm in is the back, inverting the original posture, then right hand pulls backward, and left palm pushes forward.

From now on you can repeat this exercise Fig. We have just explained the left posture exercise; right posture is exactly similar to the left posture, just interchange directions respectively and practice the exercise both sides. This exercise is useful to check your spiral twisting force, heavy force, oblique force, pulley force and fixed center force etc Mind activity: imagine that two hands are like holding each one a millstone, twisting leftward or rightward.

When you are looking from outside, the whole body is just slightly moving forward or backward. When you reached proficiency in slight underlay step, then you can check the resistance of your whole body. Your partner should first try to push or eject you, and then you perform a slight underlay step, slightly moving forward, this should bring to your partner a sensation of incomparable heaviness, making him difficult to shake your body, if you reach this state: your slight underlay step has started to be effective.

Assume with two feet left T-eight step, two fists clenched into empty fists, bring them in front of your body at a distance of about 1 foot 2 inches, and right fist uplifted to protect chin Fig. From now you can continue on both sides this exercise. Back Worm step is exactly similar to the forward Worm step; you just have to inverse directions respectively to exercise it.

Fig Fig This step is mainly used in combat: during real combat step needs to be very fast, emerging suddenly in. Assume with lower limbs left T-eight step, left palm distant from the left side of body for about half foot distance, the center of palm facing backward and downward, five fingers pointing forward and. Large step is a step suitable for real combat, when you make a large step, you can therefore suddenly. Mind activity: when you are training large step, your whole body should be simultaneously agile, strong,.

When an opponent wants to eject you or uses different technique to attack you, instead of letting him eject you, you may use this technique which will reverse his attack. Necessity to have integral strength as a backup, 2. Necessity to have sufficient steadiness, 3.

Necessity to have harmony and suppleness in the movements. Assume with lower limbs a T-eight step, two hands are naturally dropping along both sides of your body, whole body relaxed; then body turns slightly leftward; in the same time, left arm rises, right arm making an arc trajectory rightward and upward, bring two hands in front of body at half foot distance; finally, turning slightly body rightward at the same time, two palms issuing a whole body force upward and forward movement. Main point: You should start with slow movements, with an integral and steady force, and later progressively increase your speed, preserving in your movements harmony and balance.


Face your partner while assuming T-eight step. Your partner uses two palms to touch your chest and eject me; as soon as you feel this force, turn rapidly your body leftward. Important point: do not twist too much your body leftward, do not waste time between each movement, or he may use it against you; two arms should be like knocking, body moving rapidly forward to his midline, and seeking for force point. In the same time, upper body turns slightly leftward to better neutralize the incoming posture;. Pushing hands include single pushing hands and double pushing hands, in the very beginning you should study first single pushing hand as a solo exercise, then in a further stage practice it with a partner.

Concerning movement of left arm or right arm, pushing movement is in fact a testing force, pulling movement is more standing post exercise; the difference remains just in the form of the hand and in the wrist change as well. Following an imaginary external pushing movement: Assume with lower limbs a left T-eight step, left arm assuming contradiction encircling posture, left fist clenches into an empty fist at shoulder level, distant from your body for about half foot distance Fig.

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From now you can chain this exercise. Circling forward step: Assume with lower limbs a right T-eight step with right posture as an example ,. Circling backward step: now right wrist withdraws, the upper body turns leftward, left foot steps backward rightward and uplifts, the sole turns inward and toe touch ground, your posture changed into another right T-eight step, and after performing your right pushing hand, this movement can be practiced continuously.

For left posture practice, no matter if it is forward or backward circling step all movements are similar to the above ones, you have just to change direction respectively. You can continue from now on fixed step single pushing hand circling practice with partner. Now you should use this opportunity to develop your apprehension of real contact with a partner and experience this more difficult training of keeping whole body balance especially during shift of weight Proceed as following: when you are pushing forward your opponent, use left palm to touching his side of body, and using as the force point, slightly lead him rightward, submitted to this force he will lose his balance; and after, your left palm conjugates with right palm to issue a forward force and eject of him.

Proceed as following: when you push your opponent, right foot is slightly stepping forward, wait your. During this time your left wrist is near your right wrist, then your left palm moves to opponent midline, and after use it to issue a forward force to eject the opponent. And after your right foot makes slightly a underlay step forward, trampling opponent midline; use whole body force to eject him.

Circling should no being interrupted, you can have also left fist in front of body to make direct circling movement, right fist in front of body making reverse circling movement. During this exercise you should use your waist as axis, using shoulder and hip to give the leading impetus for all movements of two arms, two wrists and two hands while two wrists are entwining his arms like a snake enlacing objects, endlessly.

You can also. You can also do the inverse situation. Main point: whole body should be supple, muscles relaxed, circle strike and springing ejection should be perfectly chained. Main point: when you are striking it should be precise and with determination; when your right forearm is stretching forward you should have the back of your fist facing his eyes. Main point: when you use your head to bump his chest you should first control his two arms; when you are stepping forward and two legs stretching: movement should be harmonious and consistent.

Main point: During hooking-pulling and springing kicking, whole body should be relaxed and sinking, hip supple, use hip to lead lower limbs to finish hooking and kicking movement; when front foot is dropping onto the ground the back foot should follow immediately. Main point: no matter if you are striking with rotation or chopping ejecting you should always use shoulder and hip as axis; between striking with rotation and chopping ejection all movements should be round and fluid.

In first phase training of Dachengquan we have already learnt how to train strength inducement, this training is a prerequisite to swinging movements, when you are swinging your arms whole body should be relaxed, two arms will generate a natural heavy feeling like they were filled by plumb or any heavy metal. In order to prepare a significant development of power and to make its easer to apply in real combat, you must be able to transform this internal strength into wrapping iron force. In this time you whole body is very heavy, two arms like cotton wrapping iron, this force has a very strong penetrating force, so that is also called penetrating force.

Main point: To strengthen the effects of this force, at the moment where your two arms are going to apply full acceleration, two feet can make forward and backward a trampling movement, as to increase adhesion to the ground and to produce a reactive force from your body. For a beginner, in starting phase it is very difficult to reach speed, to place you under more favorable conditions, you can first stop the assisting swinging arm movement, relax your body and mind, you can for example imagine to be like in presence of a thunder and its incredible amount of electric power, when this feeling is activated in your central nervous system situated in your brains, you have immediately in your swinging arm movement the impression of cotton wrapping iron, check how fast can you be and you much power can you deliver, if both spirit and form are mind and form are keeping continuously perfectly merged, then you can go on practicing with high speed ejecting.

You can also have right arm and right fist not moving and then suddenly throw forward and upward. We have presented before the right posture of this exercise, left posture is similar, just to change directions respectively. What we need to explain is: that the objective of this training is not the eject effect, but the penetrating effect, and your partner should have been prepared for a heavy shock, then if he feels a strong shake effect, this shows that the penetrating force has already reached an important level..

By just slightly readjust the body movements of issuing wrapping iron force, you can access to many fighting applications: single hand technique, like smashing punch, drilling punch, wrap iron pounding punch etc When you become proficient in right posture, train left posture, after training both sides singularly,. With left fist protecting chin, use right fist issuing smashing punch, then right fist withdraws and protects.

Left posture exercise is similar to right posture one, just change directions respectively. When you become proficient with single posture, you can alternate and chain left and right postures at will. After this routine, two fists return in right fighting posture, now throw the second cycle of right and left. When you are proficient in single springing defensive and punching attack , you can also chain several. Here is the method: assume the precondition of fighting posture, right fist springs continuously 2 or 3.

Here is the method: spring right punch, throw left punch, then right fist assuming defense and left fist is. From these patterns you can combine them at will to perfect your wrapping iron pounding technique. After this your partner can wave his palm leftward and rightward, throw a springing pounding punch. From the previous two phases training you should have gain natural whole body strength and issuing penetrative force ability.

On this basis you can add further combat posts, testing forces and pushing hand of intermediate level training, then you can reach a stimulated spirit, improving your general technique, gaining greater suppleness in your body and limbs, but also revealing a specific force in Dachengquan — The double stretching force. Supporting-nursling post also called supporting baby post; this post suggests a supporting upward force and holding downward force intention, such as hold baby in the palm which gave its second name. Supporting-nursling post is especially involving upper limbs, but if you stand with a lower posture in your lower limbs, it will increase also the overall power of your post.

With left posture for example, the lower limbs are assuming contradiction post with left foot slightly spreading outward. Upper body erected you are not leaning backward , two arms rising, and the elbow slightly dropping downward; left hand in the front, the center of palm facing up, fiver fingers pointing rightward and forward, at neck level; right hand in the back, center of palm facing up, five fingers pointing leftward and forward, at shoulder level; two hands separated by a distance roughly equal to 1 foot as if you are supporting a baby. Because internal strength is generated at the edges of your bones, tendons and muscles, so when you stretch your tendons to adopt Supporting-nursling post, it will have evident beneficial effects for your bones, muscles, tendons and nerves, confirming his preponderant role for an effective training.

We should indicate clearly the fact that as supporting-nursling post involves, comparatively to others posts, a higher intensity of internal strength and mental activity as a consequence this requires a relevant technical level: this technique is quite difficult to master Because it is new a postural form which is requested, part of bones and muscles of your body have also new stimulation. Concerning your lower limbs, beside two thighs and hips are continuously assuming contradiction post with a contracting and relaxing movement, two calves will experience also new and further stimulations.

When you are starting Supporting-nursling post, because related muscles to your posture are contracting and relaxing, it may bring out unexpected reactions from your body; materialized sometimes by a large variety sensations not always comfortable. Sometimes after standing just a few minutes you may feel difficult to endure further more your standing post.

At this time, it will appear in your limbs a new comfortable feeling, where internal strength is happening to rise and to strengthen, in your two arms it will appear an obvious feeling of heaviness and distension feeling, two hands will also warm up, getting numb and increasing feeling of thickness.

If you can hold your standing post 30 minutes without interruption and without feeling tired: congratulations, you have pass the adaptive phase. Here is the most appropriate method to develop your steadiness:. Use your mind to stimulate any dynamic situation which will require strong reaction from your limbs.

Two arms have dropping feeling, and at the same time two elbows have also an open outward and close inward stretching feeling. After this exercise mind should return to calmness, and whole body in relaxation. Rest few minutes then start again this stretching and declining exercise. Stretching one by one, your ten fingers should also have a slight contracting and relaxing movement. Once you get proficient in it you can increase the force involved with the participation of the wrist, in the same time also stimulate upper limbs with related trunk muscle.

These modifications, in addition to the effective activation of hand and wrist forces, are precisely the ability to connect and to extend with other muscles and tendons simultaneously. When you are practicing, two hands and two arms should be coordinated in their slight contracting and relaxing movement.

Here is the specific training: Upper limbs with whole body preserving a relaxed state, the trunk pushing upper limbs such as pushing alternating contraction and relaxation; and after with the trunk leading, upper limbs are like pulling tree alternating contraction and relaxation. You can continue this cycle of exercises: whole relaxation, pushing tree and pulling tree. In your pushing and pulling cycle, two arms should experience an obvious feeling of distension. Once your body has been correctly trained through the last previous exercises, and you have enhanced through adequate training of your mental, then when assuming your posture you will feel as containing Heaven and Earth; your Qi as able to swallow spirits of mountains and rivers.

When you meet an opponent, in the beginning you may lack of courage which will lead you most probably to defeat. This time can be short or long, during your staring, two hands should not stop to absorb this light, with sufficient training they will be like merging with the beam of this light. Snake entwining hand is an essential basic testing force and can be trained with supporting-nursling post.

With snake entwining hand training, you can improve the stretching and connecting effects of supporting-nursling post on your muscles, enhancing their strength and their balance, in the same time, the technique of snake entwining hand is very useful in combat. We have just presented the right posture of snake entwining hand, as left posture is similar to right posture, just change directions respectively so that you can also train left posture.

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When two hands are entwining rightward and backward, weight moves onto right leg, left foot uplifts, makes a large step leftward and forward, assuming now left T-eight step; when right palm after entwining becomes parallel and near to right shoulder, turns palm so that its center face down, in the same time left. After spending a certain time in training supporting-nursling post with snake entwining hand, it will appear sooner or later in your two arms, chest and back a kind of tightening feeling, at this time you can train double stretching force.

What is called double stretching force is to perform in very short time a reverse double direction force: forward-backward double stretching force, leftward-rightward double stretching force or upward-downward double stretching force. Now we are going to introduce forward-backward double stretching force, as for others double stretching forces you can easily refer to forward-backward double stretching force and determine appropriate training method. When your two hands are touching, striking or ejecting opponent, it should be with your wrists as the force points.

Here is the specific practice: first standing in supporting-nursling post, two arms rotate inward, the center of palms obliquely facing with each other, and then wrists make a springing and shaking movement downward, then waist and wrists relax slightly, later you can restart a second springing and shaking movement. You can start with left side for example; you can separate the training into 4 steps: a. Muscles from left elbow to wrist are making a forward movement — alternating contraction and. Muscles from left shoulder to elbow are making a forward movement - alternating contraction and.

Between your left side of upper body to your left wrist there is like a stretching elastic, contracting and. When you have succeeded in seizing your opponent, or being caught he is struggling instinctively, or off balanced, revealing multiple weakness points or errors, in these circumstances it becomes easier to eject him.

Main point: Hooking-hanging and eject movements should be almost executed in the same time, and remember again: no interruption in your movements. Main point: When right wrist makes circling hanging movement, this should bring your opponent to lose his balance then use this opportunity to launch your attack. At this time, opponent will instinctively urge backward, lower immediately your center of gravity, two hands touching forward his chest, use your whole body to spring out force and eject him.

Single hand technique and chaining techniques require you to train with pre-determinate postures. Positions of limbs, trajectory and processing steps of your attack etc In combat, due to the adjustments of steps and body postures you may find yourself in a special posture different from any combat posture that you may have learnt before, in this particular situation, you should act according to your instinct, adopting the most appropriate and short-cutting attack.

So, it is necessary to master well single hand techniques and chaining techniques solo practice, simulating it when practicing with partner; then you will acquire later a clear idea of how and when should you use these techniques in pre-determinate training but also in no fixed posture training and this is an important progress in your fighting abilities.

These examples should be taken as explanations of the essential principle and certainly not as pursuing any specific target or being reproduced as in fixed posture, otherwise you will not be able to elevate yourself from the basic level in combat of reproducing fixed posture. Question: When we are assuming a post standing or training testing force, besides relaxing muscle, should we also relax the five internal organs, six hollow organs and skeleton?

Answer: This is the right way to train, it is only under this condition that we can really relax the whole body from the external side to the internal side, relax it deeply, so that muscles during movement can rapidly increase relaxation and contraction frequency. Question: When I am assuming a post standing, what mental inducement should I use? Answer: You should constantly refer to feel yourself the most comfortable and natural as a major principle, current literature on Dachengquan insists sometimes excessively on the mental inducement aspect, so it is important that the practitioner should be able to select the most adequate ones according to his situation and his target.

Question: Dachengquan has many techniques, so how can I choose the most suitable technique to study? Which constitute its most important basic techniques? Answer: Although Dachengquan has many techniques, but the practitioner should study the most important ones. Beginner in post standing should focus on contradiction post principally, in testing force with hooking-filing testing force as the most essential, for the stepping is friction step, after acquired minimum basis in each of them, and starting to feel internal strength you can study other posts or others testing forces.

Question: According to Dachengquan, who should have the best results in his practice of Dachengquan: the white collar or the physical worker? Answer: Each one has his strong point, the most important is to see how the practitioner is training, white-collar should be in general more patient, easier in calming his mind, able to understand faster with just some few indications. But the physical worker needs only a suitable method to turn his brutal power into martial power and may also reach extraordinary results.

Question: In the condition that I do not feel especially tired in zhan zhuang, every day or every time how. Answer: First you should check if your training method if correct or not, this is referring to the quality of your post standing, of course to the duration of your post standing, also to the limits of posture itself and mind inducement. For a beginner the allocated time for posture and mind inducement in standing post should be relatively longer, then in high-level time allocation, post training should not necessarily required the advanced practitioner to stand for a so long time.

Question: Before I started to train post standing, I was able to lift heavy things such as large bags or to pull weighty wooden handcart, I feel now like having less power, can you explain why? Answer: Many people after a period of post standing people have this feeling.

At this time, you can verify it beyond your personal sensations, just ask other people to check your present strength: you will surprise them and even yourself as your overall power is far beyond your previous strength. Answer: This method is especially preparing for a combat situation, as a beginner you should need an absorbing space however when you will reach a certain level you will naturally deplete your chest while bending it forward and straightening your back, but when you start in Dachengquan you should not care about it.

If you really perform these two issuing forces in the same time, then it is no more two forces which are in consideration, but what is called universal force which is in fact an omni-directional stretching force. Question: When Mr. Wang Xiangzhai was sparring with his opponent, he usually had just to move slightly his arm to make his opponent flying, how can it be possible? Answer: This question is related to martial power but also to practical application of technique with very small movements.

In Dachengquan the only one who mastered this technique was Mr. Wang Xiangzhai. You should study the whole system of Dachengquan then you will understand the fighting principle of. Answer: Complete right. This requires that when you are training in stepping or testing force you should always try your best to have your movements soft, slow and symmetric, and it is only under these conditions that you can gain a solid, fierce and hard internal power. Question: Dachengquan has walking post, standing post, sitting post and lying post from where you can train this boxing.

Which of these posts has the best results? But in terms of effects it is clear that the standing posture is the best one. In standing posture you can feel very well your limbs supportive function in the space. Question: After having acquired basis in post standing, can I just practice testing force or other advanced exercises without needing to stand anymore? Answer: It depends of what level of training you are talking about. So, no matter at what level at any phase of your training program, post standing remains a necessary exercise, the external way of training it: post standing, jiggling testing force etc I can say that post standing is a boundless technique in Dachengquan Question: When I am training single hand technique, should I move slowly as in testing force?

Answer: Single hand technique is practical technique; in different phases it will have different requests. In the starting phase, you should pay more attention to the conformity of your movements to the standard ones, then after you should study theme with fast and slow speed.

When you are practicing with slow speed there is also an idea of testing force, when practice rapidly you should pay attention the applications of these movements, because from this single hand technique you can issue different forces, but keeping permanently form, mind, force, spirit merged into one. Question: Dachengquan uses many kinds of force, fixed middle line force, expanding and embracing force, triangle force, spiral force etc Answer: Yes Dachengquan includes many kinds of forces but you should catch the essential ones, in the beginning you should study first hooking-filing testing force then according to the progress of your internal strength from the starting superficial level to the deepest one, you will in parallel realize others kinds of forces step by step, this is just a question of time and practice, then by adopting different testing forces you will intensify these different kinds of force.

Answer: The starting practitioner should not especially learn it, when you reach a certain level of internal strength, your internal Qi will be overflowing, this internal strength will provoke naturally distension of your abdomen, issuing voice will appear spontaneously; this is the best form of testing voice.

Answer: From the postural point of view, in post standing the force does not move, then the internal cells, tissues, muscles, bones, and internal organs etc Question: How should I issue a shaking force? Answer: What they called shaking force, is a swift issuing force. In a short time it is very difficult to acquire it. You should in the beginning, start by experiencing force in your whole body force, and after pursue whole body force jiggling, fast moving and as a final step to have an instantaneous contracting and relaxing shaking force.

Question: What are the specific points should I pay attention in pushing hands? Answer: Pushing hand have single pushing hands and double pushing hands, they all have their characteristics in terms of training. Single pushing hand basic is using contradiction post, double pushing hands is using supporting-nursling post. But no matter which pushing hands you are training, in the beginning all your movements should respect the standard ones, and then you should seek for the feeling of strength in movement and finally the ejecting ability in movement.

Question: When I am practicing testing force should I think about how each force should be applied in each part of my body: upward, downward, leftward, rightward, forward or backward force? In the beginning you should pursue only a single and simple manifestation of force, and after slowly from this single manifestation, you can discover and experience many other ones. Which technique is it?

Of course, when you practice with certain intensity, it is important for strengthening tendon and bone to coordinate correctly middle and high levels post standing and testing force in your training. If the practitioner has not too excessive ambitions, in addition if he has a good comprehension of the boxing, he may reach some concrete results, but in any case, it will not be as fast as the one who has instructions from a teacher. When training post standing you should be fully relaxed, what is called relaxed is not loosen, you should have a feeling of heaviness during your relaxation, you should also feeling naturally your limbs stretching and their supportive functions.

Any physical training is always the result of contraction and relaxation of muscles, contraction and relaxation are in fact just determinate state extracted from the large scale of tension. For example when I intentionally relax my body, especially in a high-level of relaxation, my waist and back etc Answer: Internal Qi is just one aspect of Dachengquan, you must turn it into internal strength which can be used in combat. Of course, there are a lot of factors that may influence your performances during a combat, beside internal strength, you should have also sufficient technical background, a good quantity of courage and enough experience etc Question: Can I practice other styles of boxing in parallel with Dachengquan?

Like Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin etc? Answer: Yes, you can, because all styles of boxing should reach the same goal but through different ways Although there is no real objection to practice both Dachengquan and in the same time another style of boxing, however let me be honest: everyone has a. In the other hand when you are practicing Dachengquan the effect that you will reveal in Dachengquan you will be able to experience them in other styles which will help you to progress in your boxing abilities.

Question: Is there any incompatibility in training Dachengquan and Body Building in the same time? Some people say that practicing body building will bring rigidity in your muscle, so that it will be very difficult to acquire internal strength, what is your opinion? Answer: Both methods of Dachengquan and Body Building training can bring to your body strength and esthetic results, the difference is that Body Building is just focusing on the pure development of your muscles, in Dachengquan the training is focus on the internal connection of your muscles.

Dachengquan is a very good method of physical exercise; generally speaking you should not need to practice fitness or body building beside it. You just need at least 10 minutes of practice every day or every two days. If you have preliminary purely developed your muscle, then through post standing and testing force training you will be able to bring up better external and internal strength.

Question: Do post standing benefits increase with standing time in Dachengquan? How long should we stand normally in universal post and contradiction post? Answer: The effects of post standing is mainly related to the quality of your standing, there is no criteria of duration, so no matter if you are training universal post or contradiction post all do not depend of time as criteria of progress.

For a same post, a teacher will adjust duration of your standing time according to your hereditary predisposition or your martial art background. The same for contradiction post, because time requested of adjustment for mind and limbs is different, if you are starting contradiction post your first target is 1 hour, later when you will reach a high-level you may just need to stand minutes contradiction post. Question: How should I practice pushing hands and ejecting opponent if I am alone? Answer: Generally speaking pushing hands need at least two people for training but if you do not have any partner you can just train in pushing hands solo practice.

In solo practice, by just following the correct method, you can gain some relevant benefits. During training you should pay attention to the conformity of your movements with standard ones then you should experience the force you are detecting, its direction and properties; finally you can use mind inducement to imagine controlling and being controlled during your pushing hands training with an imaginary partner, later when you reach a certain level, you can confirm your progress and perfect your techniques with a real partner but without requesting too many dual training as you have already acquired basis of pushing hands.

When you are practicing by yourself, you should especially relax whole body, when you are moving forward, with whole body as bumping a frontal object, two arms and two hands are like bumped far away, later ejecting real opponent is following the same rules, when you. Question: Does practicing Dachengquan require or not entering stillness? Question: What mind inducement should I use when I am standing in contradiction post? Answer: In contradiction post you have three different phases of training, every phase has its different target, also different requirement.

I recommend you to refer to our course for further details. In Dachengquan we consider this kind of Kungfu as a low Kungfu, practically speaking you should not pursue it in your training but you will gain it if you practice correctly Dachengquan. The deep fascia of the. It is of the loose. Heat direction has also been performed by Fire Lord Sozin , heat redirection allows for the absorption of heat from one hand and passing through one's body and out the other hand. It was used to cool down the lava during the eruption that destroyed Roku's island.

Ozai creating fire enhanced by Sozin's Comet. Due to its solar augmentation, firebending is slightly stronger during the day, being at its most powerful around noon. With an extraterrestrial heat source much closer to the planet than the sun, in particular Sozin's Comet, firebending is enhanced dramatically.

A firebender under the effects of the comet can produce much larger, powerful flames, which create greater destruction and can extend much further than usual. Experienced firebenders can use the comet's power to sustain flight, generate exceptionally powerful lightning bolts, and perform other feats of firebending which they would usually be incapable of executing. Firebending is the opposing art to waterbending, though they share facets of self-control, diversity, and variation in strength due to external forces and strong emotions.

Firebenders use quick strong punches and kicks to shoot fire, while waterbenders use smooth movements and elegant turns and spins to return the momentum of the opponents' attacks. Firebenders attack first, while waterbenders wait and turn their target's attacks against them. Many waterbenders of the United Republic of Nations, a new-founded country of the world, have adapted a fighting style which is based primarily on sheer strength and speed. For example, criminals, task force members, and even Councilman Tarrlok tried to defeat their opponents with surprising, aggressive first strikes, a tactic typical of firebenders.

However, this new fighting style is restricted mainly to the waterbenders of the republic. Zuko fighting Katara. The two bending arts are also opposed by their celestial power source; firebending is fueled by the sun, waterbending by the moon. This is best demonstrated during a duel fought between Zuko and Katara; at night, during the full moon, Katara quickly battered Zuko into submission and froze him against a wall; however, at sunrise, Zuko effortlessly melted the ice holding him in place and defeated Katara with several short fire blasts.

Like all bending arts, firebending is balanced out as to not be more or less powerful than the other arts. It has repeatedly been illustrated that it is the skill and prowess of the user that determines victory. Firebenders sometimes incorporate weapons into firebending, such as Zuko's utilization of firebending in conjunction with his dual broadswords , shaping and channeling the flames down the blade of his weapons.

Certain powerful firebenders are able to generate and manipulate lightning by separating the yin and yang energies. Lightning, also known as "the cold-blooded fire", is considered the most powerful firebending technique, and its use was initially available only to a select few firebending prodigies and masters. However, seventy years later, the art has evolved to a well-known skill and is known by enough people to make lightning generation a decently-paid job at a power plant in Republic City.

Some experienced firebenders are unable to generate lightning because they do not possess inner peace. If a firebender who harbors inner turmoil tries to generate lightning, it would only cause a miniature explosion. For example, Zuko was unable to because of his inner conflict with both his father, Fire Lord Ozai, and his sister, Azula.

Iroh generating lightning. Lightning generation : Lightning generation is the ability to generate and direct lightning. It requires peace of mind and a complete absence of emotion. During Korra's lifetime, many other firebenders demonstrated the ability to generate lightning, particularly in creating energy for Republic City's power plant.

Lightning redirection : After observing the redirecting techniques of waterbending, Iroh developed a technique to redirect the course of lightning strikes by absorbing it through one arm, guiding it through the stomach, and out the other arm. Equator : A firebender's power is at its maximum potential nearest to the equator. This effect increases significantly during the summer. Warm climate : A firebender is much stronger and controlled whenever he or she can draw energy from heat. The climate conditions of a battleground can turn the tides of the fight in a firebender's favor, if the weather is hot enough.

Extreme cold : Cold temperatures reduce a firebender's abilities; the prison on the Boiling Rock used insulated chambers, the coolers, and piped in cold air as a punishment for those prisoners who used firebending. While in disguise, Sokka was told by a guard that Chit Sang "won't be firebending in there".

However, this can be overcome, as Zuko used his breath of fire to stay warm while he detached the cooler as part of Sokka's escape plan. Full moon : With waterbending becoming stronger with it and firebending being water's opposite element, the full moon weakens firebending to some degree. Lack of defense : The major combat weakness behind the applied art of firebending is its confrontational nature. Due to its aggressiveness and pursuit of continuous assault, it traditionally lacks basic defensive techniques, which can leave an inexperienced bender considerably vulnerable to enemy counterattacks, though masters such as Jeong Jeong can effectively use firebending for defense.

A common mark of a firebending master is the ability to sustain attacks for long periods. Zuko 's firebending was briefly weakened due to losing his drive to capture Aang. Lack of drive : In order to firebend properly, one must have "inner fire", his or her drive, without which one's firebending becomes weak. After joining the Avatar, Zuko's firebending became noticeably weaker, because for three years, hunting the Avatar was his drive.

Aang, being traumatized by his first experience with firebending, was too afraid to "give it some juice", as said by Zuko. Both overcame their problems after meeting with the masters Ran and Shaw, who taught them the true meaning of firebending, restoring their drives. Other circumstances : A firebender's power may decrease in any situation which might extinguish their flames, such as being underwater or caught in the rain.

Zuko overcame this while underwater in the North Pole by melting ice by heating it with direct contact. Poor breath control : According to Iroh, true firebending power comes not from physical size or strength, but rather from the very control of one's breath. This was first explained and demonstrated by Iroh, an overweight, squat man with no exceptional strength or physique; however, this did not stop him from being one of the most powerful firebenders in the world.

Poor breath control means dangerously poor control of any fire generated. For this reason, breathing exercises are one of the most critical first steps for beginning firebenders. Zhao 's rage gets the best of him, showing a lack of self-control. Poor self-control : Though anger, rage and other intense emotions can amplify the power of firebending, it can lead to dangerous explosions or wildfires and can also cause any nearby flames to burn out of control.

The enlightened firebending master Jeong Jeong repeatedly stressed this importance during his instruction of Aang, who accidentally burned Katara when he refused to listen, [2] and a lack of self-control was demonstrated by Zhao during his fight with Aang. Solar eclipse : Firebending's connection to the sun results in a lessening of strength during the night and a complete loss of firebending during a solar eclipse.

The symbol for fire and firebending is a stylized, tulip-shaped flame forked into three tongues that curve outward like flower petals, with a counter-clockwise spiral at the base. The symbol is featured in connection with Fire Nation spirituality.

In 0 AG , Fire Lord Sozin launched a genocidal attack on the Air Nomads , succeeding in part due to the power granted him by a passing comet. Over the course of a century, the war continued, and under the rule of Sozin's grandson, Fire Lord Ozai, the Fire Nation saw the return of "Sozin's Comet". As prophesied, the comet's immense energy granted Ozai the power to conquer the entire world. The only threat to Ozai's campaign was the Avatar, Aang. Aang succeeded in his quest to defeat Ozai, and he satisfied his spiritual needs by not taking Ozai's life but simply by removing his ability to firebend.

Ran and Shaw demonstrating the beauty and true essence of firebending. The Fire Nation's religious clerics, the Fire Sages , once served the Avatar, but they were eventually forced to endorse the imperial war. Shyu was the only Fire Sage to remain true to his allegiance to the Avatar, [28] a trait he inherited from his father and grandfather. A firebender's powers seem to increase during the day in the presence of the sun. Because of this solar sympathy, their powers are weakened at night and a solar eclipse can temporarily negate their powers entirely, [11] much like waterbenders' powers are negated during a lunar eclipse.

A firebender's power is intensified in warmer climates and is at its peak when situated near their native equatorial homelands during the summer. Firebending's distinctiveness is in its uncontrolled nature; fire, if left to itself, will consume everything it can. Firebending is thus a matter of controlling an element rather than directing it. Many firebenders are intoxicated by their power, while more prudent ones feel cursed by it, much like Jeong Jeong. Zuko fought an Agni Kai against Zhao. Among firebenders, or at least those of the upper-class, disputes of honor are settled by a challenge to an Agni Kai, or "fire duel", a traditional firebender duel that is centuries old.

Such a duel is conducted in an open-air arena, and it may be witnessed by spectators. The traditional time for an Agni Kai is sunset or sunrise, although it is not a requirement. While not an explicit condition, in the post-Sozin Fire Nation, Agni Kai have become almost exclusively duels to the death. The victor may spare the defeated, but it is generally looked upon as an act of weakness rather than generosity. The duel is traditionally fought bare-chested and the contestants may have one or more "seconds", i.

The opening pose of an Agni Kai is squatting with back turned to the opponent. During this phase, both contestants traditionally wear a red-and-black shawl over their bare shoulders, which is dropped upon turning to face each other. It is considered dishonorable to attack from behind in an Agni Kai, especially for a defeated opponent who has been spared by the victor. When giving his input on firebenders in the film , M. Night Shyamalan said that he made the choice to have the firebenders in the film only be able to control pre-existing fire to avoid them being "overpowered".

However, this puts firebenders at a great disadvantage when in the Northern Water Tribe. It would also make an Agni Kai quite difficult. It was stated at the end of the film that the power of Sozin's Comet is required for all firebenders to be able to generate fire "from their own chi", just like the "Highest of firebenders", like Iroh was in the movie.

Thus, when the Fire Nation begins invading a city or town, they bombard it with fire balls so as to set fires and give their firebenders a source. Only the most skilled firebenders have the ability to create fire from nothing but their own chi; they also show the ability to be unharmed by fire. Firebending moves are based mainly on the Northern Shaolin style of kung fu. Aspects of the firebending combat style can be seen through the similar emphasis on highly technical kicking strikes, fundamentally strong movements, and the usage of swift, direct maneuvers.

Northern Shaolin is an external style that uses long, aggressive techniques that explode and drive through the opponent. The Northern Shaolin style emphasizes "kicking over hand fighting", or prioritizing one's legwork as opposed to the arms. Kicks are meant to "extend as far as possible without compromising balance. It optimizes a strong continuous offense, sacrificing defense for greater power, the principle behind a pre-emptive strike, and as such, firebending is categorized as the most aggressive of the four bending arts.

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