kung fu moves · 05/26/2023

Basic Skills of Wing Chun Fist: Arrow Fist

Arrow Fist, as the name suggests, requires the entire body to be like a ready to fire bow and arrow, with the body looking like a bow full of strings, and the fist like a sharp arrow that leaves the strings, indicating its ferocity and speed. Arrow Fist can strike people several steps away in an instant.

 

Wing Chun Arrow Fist requires practitioners to move and attack, with flexible footwork and rapid changes in body movements. Practicing archery well not only allows for close contact with the opponent’s strike, but also enables them to block their escape. In addition, the training of Arrow Fist requires mobile attacks, which increase the momentum of the attack by moving the body (attacks include fists, bridges, fingers, palms, elbows, shoulders, etc.). The combination of waist, hand, horse, and step training is a great way to practice body shape, footwork, and martial arts.

 

Action explanation

Yang Ma stood at the stake, clenched his fists at his waist, and punched his left fist all the way to the left, with a clear eye on his left hand. (Figures 1 and 2)

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Turn the crotch, take a step forward with the left foot, and then turn the body to the left. Make a right fist, retract the left fist and place it in the waist, and transfer the body heavily to the right thigh. (Figures 3 and 4)

 

 

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Bend your right elbow, shift your left fist up to the chest block, and place your body’s center of gravity between your legs. (Figure 5)

The left callus is recycled into a pincer Yang horse stance, with the right fist placed at the waist, the left fist hitting the straight fist, and then retracted and placed at the waist. (Figures 6 and 7)

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Standing on the pole, twist the horse with both hands clenched at the waist, strike the right fist all the way to the right, turn the body slightly to the right, straighten the right foot, weight the body on the left callus, and move the left fist up to the chest. (Figures 8 and 9)

 

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Withdraw the right fist, charge the left hand forward, continue to turn right, and move the right fist up to the chest block (Figure 10, 11). Turn your body to the left, gather your right foot in a pincer Yang horse stance, punch with your right hand, and retract your left hand to your waist. (Figure 12)

 

Action points

 

This style of turning the horse needs to be fast, and the technique and body method need to be coordinated and compact. The straight body punch needs to use the momentum of the step, while the side body punch needs to use the waist force: at the same time, it needs to be practiced separately on the left and right sides of the body.

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Skill application

 

When the two sides faced each other off, the other punched me in the neck with a straight punch, and I counterattacked the other’s head with my right three-star punch through the inner door. (Figures 1 and 2)

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The opponent will directly attack my left rib with their right fist, and my left three star base fist will counterattack the opponent’s right rib. At the same time, I will use my right direct fist to attack the opponent’s head or chest. (Figures 3 and 4)

 

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