Fierce ups and downs, hard opening of the opponent’s door, and continuous advances are the biggest features of Eight pole Technique.
The Six Great Kai are the core moves of the technique in Eight pole. The so-called six openings refer to “topping, holding, single, lifting, shouldering, and entanglement”, through these six major open moves to open the enemy’s portal, and then storm and slam to subdue the enemy.
“Kung Fu Martial Arts Cool” will now share with you the six major combat essences of the eight poles!
The “top” in the six openings of Eight pole: When the offensive part (e.g., elbow) used by our side is on the same level as the enemy’s target (e.g., chest), we concentrate our whole body strength on one point and rush forward with full force, which is the “top”.
“Top” combat example: step up to the elbow
The enemy steps up to the right and punches us in the face with a straight right punch; We block the defense with our left forearm outward (Figure 1-1). While parrying outward, our right fist strikes the enemy’s jaw from the front of the abdomen and kicks the shin of the enemy’s left calf with the right nail leg (Figures 1-2). Immediately afterwards, our right foot recovered, slammed the foot in front of the left foot, and then quickly inserted the left foot forward under the enemy’s crotch, formed a left lunge, and controlled the enemy’s left foot with the left foot to prevent the enemy from retreating and escaping; At the same time, the tip of the left elbow is used to punch the opponent’s chest and heart socket forward, and the right fist is slashed from the front and down back to waist level (Figures 1-3).
The “hug” in the six major openings of Eight pole: The striking move in which we clasp and close our limbs from the outside to the inside is the hug.
The actual combat case of “hugging”: hugging the waist and hitting the chest
The enemy takes the horse step, and the right side rushes to attack our upper plate; We step with our legs in a right step, put our palms together, and hold the wrist of the enemy’s right forearm with the palm of our hand upwards to defuse the enemy’s attack (Figure 2-1). Immediately afterwards, our right foot lifted and slammed on the foot in front of the left foot, at which time the left foot was also raised, and quickly took a step forward, the left leg tripped the enemy’s right leg, the legs formed a left lunge, the left palm was supported outward, the left arm was bent and immediately blocked the enemy’s back waist, and the right palm pushed towards the enemy’s chest (Figure 2-2). Constantly moving upward, our left leg tripped the enemy’s right leg, the left arm blocked the enemy’s waist, and the right palm pushed the enemy’s chest, knocking the enemy backwards and hitting the enemy (Figure 2-3).
The “single” in the six major openings of Eight pole: Our side uses a one-handed posture, and hits the opponent with power and movements such as splitting, pumping, hanging, and picking in different directions by twisting the body, stretching the arm, etc., which can be counted as “single”.
“Shan” actual combat combat case: fist smashed face elbow top chest
The enemy stepped up to the left in half a horse and attacked our chest with his left fist; We use our left lunge and left hand to press the enemy’s left fist (Figure 3-1). Immediately afterwards, our right fist is thrown upwards and up, forward, and downward to smash the enemy’s face and nose bridge with a back-flipping punch (Figure 3-2). When the enemy was hit, we retreated and fled with the left step, and our side immediately stepped up and right to the enemy’s crotch, twisted to the left to make our legs stride, and at the same time used the force of twisting to hit the enemy’s chest with the right elbow, inflicting heavy damage on the enemy (Figure 3-3).
“Ti” in the six major openings of Eight pole: It refers to our hands, knees, feet and other parts to hit each other from the bottom up.
“Ti” actual combat combat case: knee lifting crotch
We step up to the left and attack the enemy’s head with a left fist; The enemy blocks the defense with a left lunge and a left forearm (Figure 4-1). Immediately the enemy advanced half a step with his right foot and knelt on the ground, riding his legs into a left dragon step, his body sank, and at the same time attacked our crotch with his right fist; We immediately swung our left knee inward to intercept the enemy’s right fist and protect the crotch (Figure 4-2).
The “shoulder” in the six major openings of Eight pole: It refers to our side twisting the waist and sitting on the crotch, suddenly turning the body, using the hands, arms, shoulders, crotch, legs and other parts, outward or inward to send out leaning, squeezing, collapsing, colliding force and movements, hitting or falling down the opponent.
“Shoulder” actual combat case 1: chopping ribs and palms
Our left foot stood in front of us and confronted the enemy. The enemy steps up to the right and attacks our head with a right fist; We immediately eject our arms forward and upwards, blocking the enemy’s right fist with our left arm outward, while sealing the enemy’s eyes with both palms (Figure 5-1). Immediately after the upward movement, our left arm holds the enemy’s right arm, and then countercuts the enemy’s right rib with the outer edge of the right palm (Figure 5-2). The enemy blocks our right forearm downwards and outward with his right forearm to seal our right slash, while striking us in the face with his left palm; Our side quickly twists to the right, blocks the enemy’s left forearm with the right forearm upwards and outwards to block his left palm, and at the same time uses the force of twisting to the right to slash the enemy’s right rib with the outer edge of the left palm to knock the enemy back (Figure 5-3).
“Shoulder” actual combat case 2: shoulder pressing
Our left foot stood in front of us and confronted the enemy. The enemy steps up to the left and attacks our chest with his fist on the left side of the horse’s step; Our side opened the enemy’s left fist with a left step and a left arm (Figure 5-4). Immediately afterwards, our side grabbed the enemy’s left wrist and pulled the enemy’s left arm to our left waist, then pushed the enemy’s left shoulder blade with the right hand forward and down, while turning the body 90 degrees to the left, taking a step back with the left foot, hooking the enemy’s calf back with the right heel and calf part, causing the enemy’s center of gravity to lose balance and fall to the ground (Fig. 5-5). The enemy supports the enemy, and our side quickly steps with both legs into horses, and then uses elbows and shoulders to the right to slam into the enemy’s left rib, and at the same time let go, and the enemy leans and falls on the enemy (Figs. 5-6).
“Entanglement” in the six major openings of Eight pole: Our use of diao, buckle, pinch, lock and other forces and techniques to hit the enemy is “entanglement”.
The actual combat case of “entanglement”: gold wire wrapped wrists
With our right foot in front, we confront the enemy. The enemy attacked our chest with horse steps and the right palm (Figure 6-1). We immediately move our right foot back half a step, shift our center of gravity to our left leg, and step our legs into a right imaginary step, while pressing the enemy’s right palm with our right wrist and the back of the enemy’s right hand with our left hand (Figure 6-2). We continue to wrap our right wrist around our right finger, clasp the inside of the enemy’s right wrist, hold the external twist, place it in front of the abdomen, and at the same time turn 90 degrees to the right, lift our right leg, step down and shake our foot (or kick the enemy’s leg with our foot), and leave the ground with the right shake foot, and step behind the enemy (Figure 6-3).
The above is the essence of the six major techniques of Eight pole. The above exercises require long-term practice to achieve a state of integration.