1. 削 Xiao (Sweeping) like a small knife used to skin or peel something. It goes along the surface and doesn’t cut
directly in like the Chopping strike.
2. 碴 Chá (Cutting) cuts like a piece of broken glass. This strike contains the basics of point striking and the small circular motions aid in the effectiveness of the strike even if the points are not directly hit.
3. 劈 Pī (Chopping) splits, chops or cleaves like an axe embedding into an object.
4. 掛 Guà (Hooking) is to hook or hang on a hook.
5. 振 Zhèn (Shocking) is to shake or shock…a quick crisp jolt.
6. 挡 Dǎng (Blocking) to bump off of; ward off; block out; get in the way of.
7. 擒Qín (Seizing) means to capture; catch; seize.
8. 拿Ná (Grasping) means to hold; take; seize; capture; have a firm grasp of.
The seven forms within each system are:
1. Moving With the Force
2. Turning the Back
3. Lifting and Holding
5. Lying Step
6. Reversing the Body
Our training will cover the Sweeping and Chopping strike attack methods and the fundamental drills for these methods.